After I left a comment on her blog, she suggested that I post a photo of our piece of family history that is set in concrete, so I am going to show it to you here. First, I will explain...In June of 2000, the concrete for our driveway was poured into its forms, and I kept David and Katie home from school (they were in 2nd grade and preschool, respectively), so that they could see the work as it was being done. A messy job, trucks and a concrete pumper with a big boom attached, like a huge elephant's trunk, spraying sloppy cement; what could be more fun for kids to watch?
The driveway is shaped like a sinuous "Y," with one leg leading into our garage (you can't see that part in this photo). I wanted to put beach glass in the concrete at one side of the driveway (surprise!), but it set too quickly for that to work. However, we were able to have each of the children put their handprints in it, and I wrote their names and "June, 2000" there. It is a small, yet meaningful, piece of our family's past, set into our property.
Thanks for asking, KBL.
I decided to ignore all advice to the contrary (I don't know that I like seeing that in print), and planted the Angel Wing in the garden. Ssshhhh. It's Washington, and we have mild seasons here. We will see if it decides to enjoy the summer.
Latte is very much interested in it. Maybe that's who was digging in its pot yesterday, dumping dirt on the floor!