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Family Memorials

The Hess article discusses how memorials on the landscape are “attention worthy” which was a very noteworthy point to myself because of the landscape around my house. Exactly how it started, I’m not sure but we have always built a garden to memorialize someone in the family that has passed away. Usually the garden contains some sort of personal item belonging/ representing that person in some way such as the bench depicted above. The stone bench above belonged to an uncle and it reminds me of him when I visit my parents house while equally a great place sit and relax.     In total there are 5 gardens around the house similar to this.

Justin

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Eilin
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This is very interesting Justin. I like how your family acknowledges one another and keeps a memory of them so you can feel that the special person will always remain in your hearts. It’s interesting how people demonstrate their love to the loved ones that have passed away in different ways.

Jonathan
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Thank you for sharing this. I find it really incredible. My family doesn’t do this, but I can’t help but imagine if they did, how would they approach their time spent in the gardens? Thank you so much for sharing.

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