Thursday, January 2, 2014
A Part of History
As of 2014, my wife and I will officially become a part of history. No, we did not achieve anything great, but we did receive a terrific Christmas gift from two of our grandchildren.
The city of St. Augustine, Florida, America’s oldest community, has decided to allow residents to claim a permanent place in the Ancient City’s rich and varied history. The Visitor Information Center has been the traditional entry point for most visitors to the area. Adjacent to the Center’s building, next to a two hundred-year old Huguenot Cemetery, lies a picturesque brick patio surrounding the huge Coquina Ball, amidst a canopy of trees. The site represents the eastern terminus of the trans-America Old Spanish Trail. Carol and I will now be the proud owners of part of the brick patio work.
The patio’s inscribed red brick project allows us to leave our memories within the historic city during its 450th anniversary and beyond. A message of love from our grandchildren will become a permanent memorial within the colonial city.
This gift is very meaningful to us and enables our family to participate in the city's huge celebration next year. We had a Merry Christmas, indeed.
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