I have added a Shared Memories page to record some of the stories I am hearing as people react to my book Grandpa, Do It! I Do It, Too! It has been great fun to hear some great grandparent and childhood memories. Do add your own comments if you have a story to share, too!
Grandpas Are Sharing Their Favorite MomentsApril 24, 2009
Oregon GardenApril 24, 2009
Austin, Bella and Madison enjoyed looking at the birds, insects, koi, frogs and squirrels at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, OR. There are several themed gardens to wander through. So, maybe kids would do fine at the Hortense Miller Garden or other garden spots if mom and dad, or grandma and grandpa, would point out creatures of interest while they enjoy looking at all the plants in the gardens. The Oregon Garden has a special Children’s Garden to play in. Trees are shaped like dinosaurs. There’s a troll house to visit. The kids can also do an adventure hunt for a prize at the end of their visit. Doing the hunt kept them very busy and they learned some new things, too!
Hortense Miller Garden & Oregon GardenApril 24, 2009
Following up on my interest in her article on Miriam Johnson’s garden, Lori Basheda sent me another story about a special person, Hortense Miller, in Laguna Beach, CA. She started her garden in 1959 and you can take two hour guided tours by reservation for free. Hortense, who passed away at the age of 99, gave the land to the city in 1976.
Austin, Bella and Madison enjoyed looking at the birds, insects and squirrels at the Oregon Garden in Silverton, OR (This is well worth a visit as well – I gave it its own note!!), so maybe kids would do fine here if mom and dad, or grandma and grandpa, would point out creatures of interest while they enjoy looking at all the native plants in the gardens.