There is a piece of property on the corner of a busy road (Hall Road, to be exact) that may be easily overlooked. It is the Elizabeth Jackson Hill Memorial Garden. Mrs. Hill's daughter takes great care in changing the garden according to the changing seasons. During the Spring & Summer you can see beautiful flowers growing all over the property. During the Christmas Season, it is all decked out with various Christmas Decorations. I don't know anything about the garden, other than it is a memorial by Mrs. Hill's daughter. I'm assuming that Mrs. Hill was quite a gardener, and this is one way to keep her memory alive.
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Joule Street is another street in the Small Town, named for James Prescott Joule. He was an English physicist who is credited with discovering the relationship of heat with energy.
Joule Street is a short street in the Small Town. It was the location of one of the first schools in town, Bassel, which was built in 1923. Bassel was torn down, and there is a building holding a doctor's group there now. Bassel was a school built out of necessary: children in that area of town were attending our twin city's school system, but due to overcrowding the Small Town was informed that other arrangements would have to be made. The school was built at a cost of slightly more that $61,000.
What a lovely garden. I like that it is kept up to keep her memory alive. What a wonderful legacy as well as gift to the community.ReplyDelete
Enjoy reading about your town. I'm a small town girl living in a bigger city in the South now. :)ReplyDelete
Nice blogpost. Loved your description of the Garden!ReplyDelete
My son and husband were just talking about kilojoules at dinner the other night. Something to do with measuring calories, etc. I just nod and pass the salad. ;-)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the glimpse of small town!
I like this post idea. It forces a person to be open to little things that might otherwise go unnoticed. I think it's sweet that that woman's daughter keeps up the gardens like that.ReplyDelete
Oh I will have to visit the garden next time I visit Susan. It is so pretty.ReplyDelete
The memorial garden is just lovely....such a sweet sentiment.ReplyDelete