a newspaper man adjusts his pen

Friday, September 10, 2010

Mom's garden blooms

Larry Callaway, a Rostraver Township, Pa., employee, sets in place today a sign honoring the memory of my mom at a new garden near the local municipal building.

BELLE VERNON – It's with a heavy heart tonight that I offer appreciation of my mother's former coworkers at Rostraver Township, Pa., for their having created a memorial garden in her name at the local municipal park.

They obviously understand the importance of the legacy of June Hart Beveridge, who served her beloved hometown of Webster, Pa.,  and larger community for decades by volunteering to ensure children had a safe place to play under her watch.

Even better her friends at the township - where she also worked as a police clerk - have given our family at permanent monument to remind us of mom's ability to nurture loving and trusting bonds with the people within her circle.

She died May 21, 2010, following a long battle against cancer and emphysema. As someone who never liked to draw attention to herself, she surely would have been humbled, and probably embarrassed, by all of this attention.

4 comments:

Alison said...

I know it will be a lovely place to go.

Diane said...

Scott- I remember
June, What a wonderful mom

Anonymous said...

This is truly lovely. I think that she would have been humbled, embarrassed, and secretly...pleased.

Denise

Scott Beveridge said...

You are right Denise. She would have been pleased. It is amazing the lengths complete strangers to me have gone to honor mom.