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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 5, 2016 10:45 AM CST
With the sadness of 'our' Sharon's recent passing, I'm wondering about including an in memoriam forum, which could simply have a thread for each NGA member's passing with the date and cause of death (if appropriate) as a place to 'gather' for sharing memories, date/time of services, photographs, a link to the member's profile, etc. The Sandbox seems too frivolous, and no other forum really fits either. I would suggest (if possible) only allowing an admin to start a thread and to limit each passing member to one thread. Many of us have established full and lasting cyber-relationships with folks from all around the world, some we've actually met, others not. I realize this falls somewhat beyond 'gardening' but it would seem to be a respectful tribute to long time garden members. ?
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dave
Oct 5, 2016 10:59 AM CST

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I was wondering what to do with Sharon's thread once it slowed down enough to seem to be ready to be "archived". A like the idea of having a special forum for archiving these kinds of things.
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plantmanager
Oct 5, 2016 11:02 AM CST
I agree Great suggestion!
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daylilydreams
Oct 5, 2016 11:13 AM CST
I agree Wonderful idea!
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 5, 2016 11:51 AM CST
A "Memory Garden" Forum ... Love that idea! Lovey dubby
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Name: Greene
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greene
Oct 5, 2016 2:42 PM CST
@plantladylin has it. I agree
It could be the "Memory Garden Forum" with one thread devoted to each of our friends who may be gone but will never be forgotten. Thumbs up
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woofie
Oct 5, 2016 3:14 PM CST
A "Memory Garden" forum. Yes.
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lovemyhouse
Oct 5, 2016 5:07 PM CST
Which might inspire actual memory gardens or plantings...

The thread "Polly Kinsman (PollyK)" in Garden of Memories forum
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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 5, 2016 6:41 PM CST

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"Memory Garden" is the DG name for that forum. It might be better to choose another name.
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Weedwhacker
Oct 5, 2016 6:52 PM CST
Whatever it's called -- I also think this would be a great idea Thumbs up
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Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Oct 5, 2016 7:00 PM CST
I guess I don't see a conflict with using the same name as DG. But perhaps we can barn-storm something different? Memorial Gardens. In Remembrance of. Fondly Remembering.

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Oct 5, 2016 7:12 PM CST
Cherished Memories
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Oct 5, 2016 7:14 PM CST

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DG might see a conflict and start leveling charges of plagiarism or intellectual property theft. Glare

Memorial Garden sounds good, or Garden of Memories.
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Oct 5, 2016 7:18 PM CST
Faded Flowers
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 5, 2016 7:23 PM CST
I like Cherished Memories, which was Cinda's idea.
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Name: Audrey
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Esperanza
Oct 5, 2016 7:30 PM CST
zuzu said:DG might see a conflict and start leveling charges of plagiarism or intellectual property theft. Glare

Memorial Garden sounds good, or Garden of Memories.


I like Garden of Memories ZuZu. It sounds peaceful and respectful.
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Australis
Oct 5, 2016 7:36 PM CST
I agree I also like "Garden of Memories".
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 5, 2016 7:36 PM CST

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I like Garden of Memories, too.
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Oct 5, 2016 8:15 PM CST
Sounds perfect to me!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 5, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Oh, I like "Garden of Memories"! We sure don't want the same name as something on DG. I didn't remember a memory garden there but I like Garden of Memories better anyway! Smiling
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