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Rachel 1984-2001

Sometimes I think I have to go further and further from
my home to find a PaD opportunity. But that's crazy. Today
I didn't have a lot of time, so I returned to a very nearby
park. I told myself I'd find something new, and I was right.

These are tiles on a park bench honoring Rachel, who seems
to have lived but 16 years. I don't know who made the tiles
but I think they are a beautiful tribute to her.

Since I posted this picture, someone was kind enough to email
me a link about Rachel they found on the internet. If you wish
to know more about her, click here:

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Robin Reid20-Sep-2004 05:12
Touching and well done Gary.
Stu17-Sep-2004 16:33
There is such a sad story behind this. I have a son who is on the cusp of adolescence, and I never stop worrying about him and for him. Thank you for this, Gary.
Guest 15-Sep-2004 06:12
Excellent tribute Gary.
Jude Marion15-Sep-2004 06:03
This is an amazingly beautiful image ... made more so by the info provided in the link. These tiles are such a celebration of this young girls short life. I think loosing a child has to be any parents nightmare. Such a lose.
Guest 15-Sep-2004 04:08
Great tribute, and a very interesting story.
Pepe Zyman15-Sep-2004 03:40
Beautiful tribute.
gary becker15-Sep-2004 02:16
Words fail.
Cindy15-Sep-2004 01:49
Gary, you are a God send, I am emailing you to tell you why, thanx soooo very much for posting this.
jude15-Sep-2004 01:07
Well done, Gary.. Sad sad story ... thanks for not straying too far from home this time..
Anne Young15-Sep-2004 00:23
Great tribute.
Karen Leaf15-Sep-2004 00:15
Great find Gary! and a gut wrenching story by her parents. I assume you've composited the tiles? Excellent work. Wonder if they'd like a copy of this. Off to call my kids....
Larry Ahern14-Sep-2004 23:13
Touching … nice find …
laine8214-Sep-2004 23:11
Tells you how short life really is at times, doesn't it. Nice photo Gary.
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