Jim's Bench in Snow

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striatic December 08, 2009, 10:10 PM
jim's alone?
David Wilkinson December 08, 2009, 10:35 PM
When we moved into the village, Jim lived in the house opposite us. He had been born here shortly after the turn of the century and lived in the village all of his life. He died in 1998, aged 95 years old. After his death, the villagers raised a collection to have this bench placed in the churchyard in his memory.

The inscription on the bench reads:

In Memory Of
Jim Coles
1903 - 1998
striatic December 08, 2009, 11:39 PM
that's very good.
helen birch December 09, 2009, 12:16 AM
a British tradition I like
clickykbd December 09, 2009, 02:59 AM
Austin needs more benches... but alas I wouldn't want to have to get them that way... but it is a nice tradition after the fact! :-)
striatic December 09, 2009, 04:51 AM
@nellyb - as opposed to british traditions you do not like?
Martina Weber December 09, 2009, 03:41 PM
ugly December 09, 2009, 07:03 PM
one for the pic and one for the background story. two thumbs up :)
Leanne December 11, 2009, 05:29 AM
love this, just as I'm sure Jim would've as well.
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