Burnside Fountain. September 3, 2015

Burnside Fountain, Worcester, MA. Sept. 3, 2015
Burnside Fountain, Worcester, MA. Sept. 3, 2015

This was the first time I’ve been to see the Burnside Fountain (Turtle Boy) since December of 2013. That was the day TBUG gathered there to put a wreath on Turtle Boy for our friend, Cathy Walsh, who was in the hospital. She was an amazing florist and had a yearly holiday tradition of passing out free wreaths to local business owners. She always had one for Turtle Boy too. Cathy passed away December 26, 2013 due to esophageal cancer.

TBUG 2013 - wreath for Turtle Boy, a tribute to Cathy.
TBUG 2013 – wreath for Turtle Boy, a tribute to Cathy.

The new garden that was installed by the city looks nice. The lights are a nice addition.

I can’t say much more other than that I really miss my friend and all the fun we had working on the garden around Turtle Boy.

Cathy Walsh, 2009 Best of Worcester Awards celebration. Cathy won Best Florist in Worcester every year.
Cathy Walsh, 2009 Best of Worcester Awards celebration. Cathy won Best Florist in Worcester every year.

 

Cathy Walsh, May 2011 TBUG Weed-Up.
Cathy Walsh, May 2011 TBUG Weed-Up.