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Monday, 14 April 2014

Geoff's Memorial

 I have talked recently of how great my family and friends have been, doing all they could to help.  I do count my neighbours in that. 
Geoff had spent all but a couple of years of his life in this road, and was the longest surviving resident.  The neighbours wanted to mark his contribution to life in the area, and decided that a tree would be a fitting memorial.
 So in May last year, they got together and we had an informal planting of this lovely little tree.  As it was such a hot summer, it was decided that everyone would give it a bucket of water to keep it growing healthily.  I think that it was rather more in danger of drowning than drying out, especially after all the rain during the winter.
This is the result this year, a beautiful little pear tree smothered in blossom.


Shaz Brooks said...

Marg, what a beautiful tribute!Geoff would be so pleased with that. Hope you are well, Love, Shaz xxx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, what wonderful people to do that...how completely marvellous. I can't think of a better tribute to Geoff, it's beautiful.
Sending a great big hug,
LLJ xxxx

joy steels said...

What a lovely thought it's beautiful xxx

Linda Simpson said...

Oh Maggie, how beautiful, such a lovely way to remember Geoff.
Linda xxx

Vikki said...

What a lovely tree and what a lovely tribute...such a nice way to remember Geoff. Hugs xxx

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous tree, it will be lovely to watch it grow over the years.
Sending hugs, Angela x48

Julia Dunnit said...

You know Maggie, it really is a mark of their esteem for Geoff; I don't think neighbourhoods generally are like the one that you are a part of - indeed, despite my knocking n their doors and introducing myself when they moved in - there are people on my street of 13 houses who never, even raise their hand in a greeting! A really wonderful lasting memorial

Elizabeth said...

Hi Maggie, I was on my way to comment on your WOYWW post when I spotted this beautiful blossom and had to look. What a wonderful tribute to your Geoff this little pear tree is ... and you neighbours must be equally wonderful. Elizabeth xx

Di said...

Oh Maggie, I missed this post. What a lovely gesture and such a fitting memorial to Geoff, who was obviously much loved.

Hugs, Di xx