Back in 1973 David Duniway, former State Archivist…then Executive Director of Mission Mill Association, wrote a short bio of Elizabeth Lord who was honored that year in Panegyric II, an event that honored contributing citizens. He quoted Elizabeth Lord as saying:
“Salem people have never seemed to realize the great privilege we possess to make this city one of the outstandingly beautiful cities in our country.”
Consider volunteering this year in the Lord and Schryver gardens at Gaiety Hollow, Deepwood or Bush’s Pasture Park. Consider donating to the Gaiety Hollow fund to secure the purchase of the home garden. Consider visiting all of Salem’s garden resources this spring and summer. Consider thinking of Salem as a gem.
Great entry. Especially appreciate the quote. Good sleuthing, Bonnie.
Have a great 2014.
Thanks, Bonnie, for bringing forth Elizabeth’s quote, which is SO true!! We can make a difference in beautifying the city.
Brandy sent the quote, but I’ve long been puzzled by the refusal of soooo many Salemites to take the place seriously…not the L&S conservancy though!!