Wednesday, 21 November 2007

ABC WEDNESDAY - R

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R is for REMEMBRANCE


Many of my regular visitors will remember my posts about the building of a garden in remembrance of one of the teacher's at our local primary school. Last week the garden was officially opened. I was so pleased to see blue skies as the crowds gathered.....and it was fitting that many ex pupils like one of my grandaughters, who owe much of their primary education to Mrs. Wimms, attended.....The local Mayor and members of Mrs. Wimm's family also came......Father Jamie dedicated the garden and the whole ceremony was very moving.....The garden is a Friendship Garden.......
Chidren who are feeling lonely can sit on this bench and other children will realise that they need someone to play with.........
I wish you could hear the children singing this........it was beautiful....
Inside the school were many photos of us all in the process of building and planting the garden...And then we all had a cuppa and cake!!!



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30 comments:

Lynette said...

Lovely, Ruth, such a lovely event, so full of solace. Mrs. Wimm must have been quite special to everyone.

Before I go, let me say that it takes an R to appreciate other Rs--thanks for that wonderful comment, RUTH.

Mike said...

What a lovely idea. I'm so pleased the weather held out for the occasion.

david mcmahon said...

What a great notion. My favourite part was the bench denoting loneliness.

Now THAT is a great concept, for people of any age.

mrsnesbitt said...

This is lovely Ruth. I have a lump in my throat. The bench, what a lovely idea.

Deb said...

Sounds like a wonderful day you had :)

Digital Flower Pictures said...

'R' is for Ruth, too, one of my favorite garden bloggers.

Gardens are a good way to remember people.

God bless you.

Gledwood said...

Looks like a memorable day...

... how come ALL THREE primary schools I went to looked just like that one too!!

Libbys Blog said...

How lovely. I can still remember the teacher from my primary school who 'saved me'!!!!!

Andrea said...

Wow, a wonderful post. Lovely idea.

Old Wom Tigley said...

A very worth while post, a great R post for sure... If we all could die knowing that we touched just one person enough for it to have changed them in a nice way. What more can we hope for.. what a beautiful tribute to a special teacher.

Angie said...

Hi, Ruth,
Mrs Wimm was obviously a very special lady who held a special place in so many people's hearts.

dot said...

How very nice and I especially love the bench idea! Ruth, hope all is well with you. I miss you blogging but I understand.

A wildlife gardener said...

What a wonderful heart-warming story, Ruth :) Wish I could hear the children singing...

CG said...

Such a moving post Ruth x

Peter M said...

Remembrance is always very special, great idea

Chris said...

This is a lovely idea to celebrate a friend's life. I'm sure the children will appreciate the garden and I love the idea that a child will have somewhere to go to find a friend.

Allotment Lady said...

How wonderful to have taken part in the garden and the dedication.

Just perfect. And I totally endorse all the other comments.

Annie said...

Hello Ruth, Mrs. Wimms left a wonderful legacy, I think, to have received such honor as this.

Gene Bach said...

Way cool Ruth. Glad it all worked out.

Oswegan said...

Good photo essay Ruth.

~Oswegan

Andrée said...

That is such a wonderful, nurturing project. We all need a beautiful place like that to rest in..

Mary said...

That is a beautiful friendship garden. Thanks so much for sharing the ceremonies through photos.

I wish our school would make a friendship garden. The idea of the children sitting on the bench when they need someone to play with is terrific. I'm going to suggest it.

Blessings,
Mary

Hin Man said...

I enjoy your post very much with a touching story with the teacher and the garden to remember the teacher, a lovely 'r' post, thank you for sharing the wonderful story with thoughtful writing and pictures.

Petunia's Gardener said...

What a lovely tribute! Thanks for sharing this.

JO-N said...

That's a lovely garden and a lovely event too. I don't think there is any here in Malaysia.

Kate Isis said...

Thats a briiliant idea, especially for a school environment.

Moi said...

sweet!!!! :) i remember the garden in making post......you all must be so proud, Ruth :)

Neva said...

very nice post. love the people pictures!

Suzi-k said...

Cool post Ruth, that garden is a great idea. Funnily enough, it has occured to me before now that your beautiful garden is also a garden of remembrance for your Mick, as the two of you shared such a love for each other and the garden.

WalksFarWoman said...

Ruth, that was an amazing album for 'R' such a pleasure to visit. I love your storyboards.

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