A bench (legacy / dedication) — How to be remembered…

How do you want to be remembered? Lately, as I walked in different areas, I wanted to rest, so I sat on a bench. That is when I looked at the dedications on the benches more closely. Some are really amusing. I smiled at this one.

This made me think that bench dedications are cheaper than a tombstone and we can decide where we would want our name/dedication, right. It’s nice to walk, find a bench, relax and enjoy the scenery or the view around us.

At the cemetery, I came across a grandmother sitting with her two grandchildren on this long bench. It was PERFECT. They seemed like cemetery “regulars.” The kids were eating their snacks. We started chatting, it turns out she has a lot of relatives in the cemetery. The bench is not from her relative, but she often takes a rest there. She shared the history of the cemetery with me.

Here is another bench I saw. Isn’t it a bit strange with that slant. At first I thought maybe the ground had sunk a bit, but it seems to me this bench was meant to be slanted. Not sure. I enjoy looking at it though. Great idea to have a bench for relatives to sit and visit versus dashing off.

I want to investigate “how” I get my name on a bench. A bench by a beach would be preferred, but I see dedications on benches in the zoo too. There must be a bench out there “waiting” for my dedication, right? There is probably a character limit, so I will have to be “creative” with limited space. The one I shared with you today was funny. I won’t forget it (swimmer girl, wine, pringles…) — I am still smiling!

 

 

7 thoughts on “A bench (legacy / dedication) — How to be remembered…

  1. I love looking at bench inscriptions too. 🙂 Back when we lived in London, there were a lot of interesting ones around Hyde Park. I think these can be had with a nominal donation!

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      1. Now that you mention it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an inscription on benches here in Singapore… Probably a few in Botanic Gardens, but not quirky ones like you’d see elsewhere. I’ll keep an eye out for one!

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      2. Ok, good… nice to see what others do around the world. You are right, next time I go to Italy/Germany or Ireland, I will have to check. I don’t think they do it as much, I would have noticed, but FUN to have something to scout around for… right.

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