April 19, 2009

Spring Fever

That's what I thought I had. Turns out I had an actual fever. Ick.

I think it's pollen related (A-CHOO!) but I've been laying low. And apparently losing my mind. I have misplaced more objects this past week than I can remember. (See...I can't even remember how many objects!) One of them is my camera cord which I now remember where I placed...and that place is not the shore house. Oh well.

The other thing I've managed to remember is that I'll be guest blogging over at the fabulous Mlle. Fifi Flowers' online home on April 22! I'm tres excited...I've never guest blogged before...and need to get that finished tout de suite. It’s all things Paris right now over at Fifi’s, and I’m happy to be a part. I even baked Fauxssants for breakfast this morning to celebrate (more on that later, since my photos are presently being held captive in my camera).


In the meantime, while I pull myself together mentally and physically, I wanted to share some photos I've taken over the past couple of months of memorial bench plaques scattered throughout town and on the boardwalk. What a great way to memorialize a loved one. Some are sad, others poignant, and many quite funny (I think I would have liked “pancake man”). Enjoy...


























25 comments:

Purple Flowers said...

I love this! There are some very powerful and loving words there to take in. Sad, but smiling.

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Oh they are so beautiful, love them! Feel better soon xx

Keetha said...

That first one was a Broyles!!! Wonder if he was hubby's long lonst relative????

Joyce said...

The plaques are so special and personal, giving us a peak into the person's life, doesn't it? I hope you feel better soon... xoxo

Jersey Girl in DC said...

Hope you feel better soon! Can't wait to see your guest blog and I too love those benches.

Lorrie said...

Wow, I've never seen these before--I really like the idea and have loved reading these. Such a neat way to remember a loved one and share a bit of their personality with others.

abeachcottage said...

g'day sweet Laura, oh dear I hope you feel better, nothing worse than that is there

beautiful pics & such a great idea, I had never seen them before either

Sarah

p.s. good luck with your guest post, how very exciting, I've never done it either!

pve design said...

Oh, feel better. What would your sign say?
love those....
pve

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I'm fascinated by these plaques--just love the idea of them. It's amazing how you can get a full picture of the people they were from just a few words. Some got me all choked up this morning.

Hope you're feeling better soon. Can't wait to see your guest post at Fifi's! :-)

Tina said...

Those are so interesting and really sweet.
T

N said...

Oh thank you for sharing this. What a lovely community - you know I love it - and this is just further evidence of its charm.

Linda Lou said...

What a great way to honor your loved ones...I hope you are feeling better soon, I missed your posts! Have fun guest posting.

jenny holiday said...

Oooh Hope you feel better!!! We were hoping to drop off your art this weekend. Let me know when is good for you! :)

LOVE these benches! We smile everytime we read them!

Have a GREAT week!
xoxo Jenny

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

..., "Who always wanted to live by the ocean" ..., could be the one for me. May you be well soon!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Sigh, I used to walk the beach from Asbury to Avon and look at the benches on the Boardwalk as I went. This was a wonderful topic for your post. Feel much better soon my friend..sip a little tea with honey and lemon (I can't help it..it's the mom in me!)
♥, Susan

stacilynfeldman said...

i love those. my favorite time of year is when people decorate the benches for the holidays. wreaths, trees, grave blankets, bows... it's such a wonderful place to remember those special people.

rh said...

I always get what I think is a flu right before the onset of allergy season. I'm convinced it's related because my immune system is being compromised by the evil pollen.

Anyway, hope you're feeling better today! You can come to me for a Canadian Allegra fix. I ordered too much last year.

Lovely memorials!!!

heidi said...

those plaques are awesome! Feel better soon.... xoh

Renovation Therapy said...

You made me cry. I'm gonna punch you in the arm at lunch.

Liz said...

This is so touching.

Hope you feel better soon.

jeanne said...

Hi Laura, I hope you are feeling better.

Your memory photos are a great read and interesting. I too am partial to the soup and pancake man. Two of my favorite things to eat. Smiling.

Try to drop by tomorrow I am posting the Flower Festival at the Biltmore. It is awesome.

Hugs...Jeanne

Lisa said...

Hope you're all better now, Laura. I caught a nasty bug from my 9th month old nephew two weeks ago, and just started feeling 'normal' again.

Anyhoo, what lovely plaques memorializing loved ones. I just told Jason I want one somewhere, and it has to say "This sucks, I can't cook or bake anymore" :P

Hope things are well with you and yours!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow, Laura those are so wonderful...touching. It does make me stop and think "Carpe Diem."

I've seen beach memorials in Central Park too, but their plaques are small and say less.

Glad you are feeling better. I'm getting over a bad cold too and it's made me want to sleep a lot for some reason.

Courtney said...

oh. i LOVE these. what a great idea to photograph them! well done. sooo beautiful.

Aladdin's Cave keepster said...

This is an awesome post! Thank you for it! I guess all of them say to us, the living, is: "Never forget to tell someone that you love them, and never, never ever forget to smell the roses!"