Memorial Birdbath Testimonials
I was chatting with my friend Peggy Weber about her free form stone birdbaths (I wanted to learn how to make one using my collection of heart shape rocks, crystals and shells) when I learned I could incorporate Patty's ashes into a birdbath as a continuous living memorial to her and the earth, birds, and nature she (and I) so loved. I could admire the beauty of the bird bath and all it's feathered visitors every day.
I am thrilled to share Patty's memorial with others, and wish to extend my gratitude to Peggy for her gentle and creative guidance in sharing this deep experience with me, and the beauty this memorial greets me with every time I walk out my front door.
I am warmly reminded of my mother and the fulfilled life she had with her family, friends, career and
abiding love of nature every time I pass by her lovely birdbath. Seeing her mementos embedded with the stones and rocks always gives me a lift. My mother loved birds, and taught her six kids to love them too. I cannot imagine a more fitting tribute. I thank Peggy so very much for solving my dilemma about what to do with my Mother's ashes. I treasure having her memorial grace my garden. I know Mom would have approved too!
My sister Linda had a love affair with nature. She particularly loved the shore and the tide pools common to the rocky New England coast. A good friend told me about the birdbaths Peggy Weber was beginning to create in 2003. Subsequently, Peggy created a gorgeous, organically rustic basin incorporating part of my sister's collection of rocks, stones and shells, as well as her ashes. This birdbath so perfectly reflects my sister's spiritual connection to the sea. I absolutely adore having this totally unique, one of a kind piece of garden art to remember Linda by. Thank you, Peggy!
My father loved the sea. It was so different for him from the grinding poverty of his childhood in the South Bronx. He taught me how to sail, and during our time at sea, he often reminded me of one thing that had guided him from Jerome Ave to a Harvard MD and a small yacht he moored in Marion. He said ŌGet the best education you can; itÕs the one thing no one can take away from youÕ. IÕve lived my life to this principle, and have lived a fuller life for it. The memorial captures his spirit perfectly, and expresses his bond with the sea, and with me, his son.
My brother Chuck was a complex man, always searching for new experiences. We traveled the Andean trail in western South America together, collecting experiences we could not have elsewhere, and native handcrafts, to remind us of where weÕd been when we returned. Chuck was a true seeker, and one day he did not return. The memorial includes many of the objects we collected in SA, and always reminds me of my brother; the adventures, life and love we shared.