Jul 11, 2009
Rose Garden Wedding Pavilion
For over sixty years brides have been photographed in the rose garden. Although this tradition is somewhat of an inconvenience upon those there to view the flowers, who could not wish even a stranger best wishes on their special day. It seems as if we were not hospitable enough; our "new to town" mayor, and our "new to town" park director have a better idea. A pavilion is being built which will accommodate actual weddings. One can only imagine the wear and tear this ill conceived horror plan will have on our historic garden. No need to buy flowers, just pick a few. Whatever is thrown at the bride will litter the ground. Whatever is drunk in celebration, will overflow the trash receptacles. Parking will increase drastically, but worry not, there is a suggestion to allow diagonal parking. In my youth, the homes across from the Rose Garden was millionaires row. I can only hope those current residents appreciate festivity. On Monday I will make a suggestion how others can join me, and defend our park against this most unwanted intrusion.