Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gladys' Garden

  The Barber Tree by Gladys' Garden did not get her wish.
They took all of her away.
All that remains is her absence.
It looks like the plastic toys all came to say goodbye.
The baby doll carriage, the basketball hoop and 
the table leg who still reaches out for her all continue to witness her.
Little people knew and miss her.
My eyes burn when I look at this touching tribute.
On either side of the ten foot high iron gates to the garden 
are two plaques.
Gladys was eight years old 118 years ago.
Did she know the Barber Tree?
 Time wears us away.
The chiseled story was hard to make out.
She used fingers to transcribed it.
This garden
was given by a
Mother in loving
memory of her
little girl who
loved this spot
and who used to
walk here with
her father when
it was a part of
an attractive 
ravine
MCMXX

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In 2009 this spot is still loved.

5 comments:

  1. Thank you for coming by to visit us. You are a real cutie and we're sure we will become great furiends.

    XOXO
    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

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  2. I'm always sad when the city removes trees. Most of the time, I don't find a real reason for them doing it and it makes me sad.

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  3. What a great blog! I just followed it. My blog is about beading, selling online and I feature the photos captured when my dogs wear their little dog camera. I just posted some photos that Jackson took last week (he is a Pomeranian). My blog is at: http://tranquility-base-designs.blogspot.com/

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  4. Beautiful tribute. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

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  5. What a gorgeous tree that was and the garden plaque is so heartfelt. I love your blog it gave me chills.
    T♥

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