Members of the 6/15 community gathered together on Sunday to celebrate the loving and generous life of Alice Gleason. It was a tremendous celebration of an amazing woman who impacted so many lives. The evening started out with a pot luck--one everyone agreed that Alice would have approved of. Then everyone met on the lawn under the willow tree to sing the Sweet Honey in the Rock song "Breaths." Maureen read a poem and her husband Simon shared words about Alice's life. Gardeners then took turns sharing favorite memories and impressions of how Alice touched their lives. Stories ranged from humorous and touching to inspirational and life-changing. We then carried flowers across the garden to Alice and Simon's plot to create a bouquet where a toast was given. The ceremony concluded as gardeners spread Alice's remains throughout the garden. It was truly an amazing celebration for a remarkable individual.
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- Welcome to the 6/15 Green community garden blog. This is a place where our community can share stories, poems, photos, memories, recipies, and all other experiences of the garden. For information on 6/15 Green, please see the official website. To share information on the garden or communicate with members, please use the member Google Group.