Last weekend my husband and I walked around the trail at Victory Fields, a complex of sports fields and a small nature area that’s part of the system at Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School. The fields are used by all kinds of groups and at any time you can find soccer or lacrosse or field hockey games or practices here. Not to mention a busy set of tennis courts.
I recently mentioned this location in this post.
Anyway, here we were on both days this weekend. We were looking for a less-intense exercise session and this is a good place for it – the trail is gentle.
I left two puff people at this location, one each day. I set them in a small memorial garden in the center of the complex.
The path leads to the memorial area and then through the trees to playing fields. The area was the gift of the PW High School Class of 2010 and is dedicated to people associated with the school. As a note, the name is derived from the school’s nickname, the Colonials. This area figured in several Revolutionary War events, that’s where the nickname comes from.
On Saturday, I set this little guy on a rock.
On Sunday, we returned. The first little guy was gone. I set this second little guy on a bench.
Here are the two locations, blue arrow for the first one, yellow arrow for the second one.
We took a moment to look over the stones mentioning the names of the individuals commemorated in this garden. I think it is a nice thing to have here in the middle of life going on, a tiny bit of space for remembering people who were here. I don’t want to infringe on their memories by leaving something here, but just to be part of time passing on, as it does for all of us, and maybe for my part I can leave behind a smile?