Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Memorial Drums


How do young people deal with death? Several years ago the student who is the focus of this memorial died tragically of an undiagnosed heart condition. His friends designed and created this set of drums, depicting his life and many interests. It now hangs on the wall in the entrance foyer of his former school.
Today in Mn. History: 1851 - Montezuma is founded by Orrin Smith, a steamboat captain. The town is more recognizable by its present name, Winona. (Historical information: mnhs.org)

16 comments:

  1. sad story but what a fine and creative piece of art...and you got it in the photos very well too.

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  2. What a fantastic effort by the friends! Is this very big?

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  3. what a wonderfully creative way to celebrate the memory of a loved one. great pictures kate.

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  4. at times i hear people complaining about the moral of the young generation. Or saying they dont take anything serious. As we can see its not true....wonderful post Kate!

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  5. Hi Kate, I'm baaaaaaaaaaaack! :-) Thanks for the sweet sentiments...I HAVE to start visiting my DP family on a more regular basis again...sigh~~~ Don't worry, I'm here with CHEER! And to say that this is the most heart-warming (yet sad) story...what a beautiful tribute tho...sometimes it all just doesn't make sense...some go at such a young age...ok, getting too dark, LOL! Have an AWESOME Wednesday...mine starts with coffee with a dear friend and I couldn't think of a better start to my day! Until we meet again! =)))

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  6. this is beautiful, yet so sad.

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  7. voila une triste et belle histoire. l'idee de ce memorial est tres originale et est une tres bonne idee.


    veiled sad and beautiful history. the idea of this memorial is very original and is a very good idea.

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  8. that's such a great way to remember a friend, so creative.
    i have a big issue with death, it's almost a phobia (i presume it's the same for a lot of people).

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  9. It seems there's always at least one death of someone during high school. That death often elevates the deceased to a status he or she didn't enjoy in life. Death is such a mystery to the young.

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  10. this is the first time i see drums being used this way!

    it will be a big bang!

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  11. Montezuma, wasn't he an azteca emperor? The world is connected everywhere.

    Greetings from barcelona dear Kate

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  12. Beautiful and moving.

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  13. Very striking and unusual. Thanks for sharing it.

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  14. it feels wrong to say this, but i really like it a lot! Good one,Kate

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  15. What a fantastic commemoration Kate, and they photograph so well, almost a work of art!

    Curly's Photoshop

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  16. They are so cool! Great shot Kate.

    Ps You haven't been to Melbourne for a while... can't figure out why... hope alls ok!

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