Friday, April 2, 2010

Memories

A few years ago my husband turned 50 and I threw a big party for him with friends and family from all over the country. On the invitation I asked that instead of a present, guest bring a rock with a message for him that we could place in the garden (the theme was 'Rock On'). We got a lot of rocks! Five years later some of the messages have faded, others have disappeared all together, a few were chiseled into the stone and will last forever. It is a joy to walk through the garden with all the messages of love tucked into the landscape!

8 comments:

Edith Hope said...

Dear Sheila, What a lovely, and original, way to have celebrated your husband's birthday. Also, as you say, the stones have become a permanent reminder of a very happy time with friends and family.

Thank you so much for the good wishes which you posted to me before my recent trip. Such kindnesses do not pass unnoticed.

noel said...

love this sheila, i want to go out in the garden and dedicate some rocks tooo!

Turling said...

What a fantastic idea. I would be worried what would be permanently etched into my garden, however. I have odd friends.

Ami said...

What a neat idea to celebrate your husband's birthday! I love the personal touch in the garden, and I am sure all your guests loved the idea too!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a great idea! I'll have to remember this one.

NellJean said...

I love stones. That was a great idea. to ask guests to bring a rock. I visted a daylily garden where they had garden quotes and scripture painted on pieces of slate rock.

keewee said...

Very original and a wonderful memory.

Joseph said...

that's awesome! what a good idea. i love rocks!