IBU Rhapsodizes About Theodora Park!

Theodora volunteered at her local hospital for most of her adult life, lending her kind eyes and warm spirit to the  weary.  At home, she created a garden of quiet abundance. Crocuses springing up after the harsh winter, then hyacinths, daffodils, forsythia, tulips, lilies, wisteria, roses, iris, peonies, dahlias, zinnias . . . peas, carrots, lettuce, radishes, beans, tomatoes, gooseberries. . . . I can see, smell, taste them even now.

So vivid is her son’s recollection that he wanted to extend his mother’s quiet gifts by planting a garden in her memory - right here in the heart of the city - for everyone to enter.  Inclusion, David said at the dedication of Theodora park this week, defined her. Inclusion.  Integrity.  Compassion.  And a sense of humor.  What a set of words to wear in this life.

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