Thursday, May 28, 2009


I recently attended a memorial for a former colleague, and this arrangement reflecting her and her family's interest was at the foot of the altar in St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A former high school English teacher and college counselor, she, her children, and grandchildren vacationed for many years at their privately-owned island in Canada. The canoe, paddle, and simple floral arrangement were perfect statements about her interests.


  1. Kate,

    apologies for not many comments lately. I loved your bike yesterday and today's is beautiful. Snap, in a way, as I went to a funeral yesterday - and you to a memorial. I'd not heard of this sort of thing being done but what a lovely idea to gather items that represent the person's life. At mine, there would need to be a string of dogs!

    I read back on the camera saga which is one large drag. Hope that gets sorted in the not too distant future.

  2. c'est une belle manière de rendre hommage
    it is a nice idea to pay tribute

  3. I'm sorry you lost a friend. But how thoughtful of someone to create this wonderful memorial. It really has a personal touch and it looks like it was made with lots of love!

  4. I really like memorials like this one. they have personality and show much caring.
    I am sorry for the loss of your friend.

  5. I've never attended a memorial where there was any decoration concerning the person in question. Very interesting.


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