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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Friday Fences - Memory Garden





An ornate wrought iron fence surrounds a small, intimate garden planted in memory of members of the Louisville Women's Club for their work on behalf of the community. This memory garden was featured on the recent Old Louisville Garden Tour.

In a carriage house attached to the garden, the Club runs Carriage Trade where fine home furnishing, jewelry, and clothing can be purchased. Proceeds of the sales are used for annual projects. The red fleur de lis napkin weight and three Star of David vases caught my eye. As did the cast iron dog profile over the carriage house door!

Linking to Friday Fences at Life According to Jan and Jer .



11 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really lovely fencing - and sweet tribute to them.

Jim said...

So beautiful.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

How nice to have a memorial for good things people have done. It is nice to have memorials for people who have passed on, but for those still here, it is even more special - and beautiful.

Brian King said...

Beautiful iron fencing! I like iron when it's so intricate.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

very decorative. ( :

Tanya Breese said...

beautiful!! i wanted to also tell you thanks for the recommendation to see MUD. watched it with the boys this week and we loved it! great movie!

Gerald (SK14) said...

maybe its cause i'm a bit colour-blind but I can't read your text against that background - you should consider changing the background or using a different colour for the text. Love the photos though.

Faye said...

Commenters - the posting troubles continue with blue text on brown background. I am beginning to think my template is corrupted because the text looks fine to me. If you encounter problems with reading this post, I'd love to know. The Geek Squad is making a house call on Monday and I'm saving your comments to help us figure out what's going wrong. Thanks for your patience. I get very frustrated when trying to comment on others' blogs and can't do it.

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Faye, I read your request on FB.... You need to change your words to a very light color--such as WHITE--or light tan... With the dark brown background, it's hard to read the words that are in Navy Blue...

I use dark backgrounds and light text on my blog and it works well... If you need to know how to change the color, email me at betsyadams@mac.com....

Think that minor change will take care of your problem. Hope so.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

I love the glimpses of the fence you show...my computer must be messed up though cause I have to highlight your post to be able to read it.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images from the garden.