Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Commemoration of a generation

Our family’s memorial bench
©2019 Charlene Brown

Looking out over one of the ponds at the top of Banff Ave is a bench commemorating the arrival of my grandparents in Banff in 1904. 

When my daughter and I were in Banff last September, it was the first time we’d seen it covered in snow the benches are taken away and stored each winter.  The ponds are drained too, so we were very lucky to find everything looking so picturesque.

Here’s a close-up of the plaque on the back of the bench.