Esther asked me an interesting question today while we were driving around.
“Mom, why do people have their names on benches?”
So people remember them. It’s a way to honor those we loved who have died. You know how we have a memorial bench dedicated to Grammy Lorraine and Papa Ken.
“Oh, so Rachel Nelson is dead?”
Who’s Rachel Nelson?
“The bench at the bus stop says that Rachel Nelson sells houses. How can she sell houses if she’s dead? Did she just die?”
Ooohhh, those benches are paid advertisements by people who want people to know about their companies. They are not dead.
“So they buy the bench for themselves? They must really like themselves to buy and dedicate a bench to themselves.”
Yeah, I guess that’s true.
“So how come they put big pictures of themselves on the benches. Do they like when people sit on their face?”
That’s a question I really cannot answer.