Flowers at the swings

If you’d like to honor Evan Kamida’s life, but can’t be at the memorial in person, you can do what I’m doing: I’m going to put flowers near a swingset here in Montana, take a picture, and post it with links, so Vicki and her family will know I’ve been thinking of them.

Can you imagine it? Flowers at swingsets and playgrounds all across the country–flowers for a little boy who loved to swing, and for the mama standing behind him. I hope you’ll join me, and help spread the word.

Thanks to Shannon for the brilliant idea!

Here’s the first that I know about (thank you, Christa):

Flowers at the Swings

and more:

To Vicki Forman

and this Flickr pool of images

By jennifergg

I am a writer, a reader and a chaser-afterer of my blue dog Sam. Pinwheels is my blog about life with Down syndrome.

27 replies on “Flowers at the swings”

An intriguing discussion is worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you ought to write more on this issue, it may not be a taboo matter but typically people do not talk about these subjects. To the next! Best wishes!!

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[…] you can see more posts dedicated to Evan at Pinwheels, Whitterer on Autism, MOM – Not Otherwise Specified, Maternal Instincts, Squidalicious, and Autism […]

Thank you all, so much. I can’t think of a more lovely, and loving tribute to a beautiful little boy.

Thank you for this beautiful, meaningful photo.

I’m so honored that I had the chance to meet you — with Vicki — at BlogHer. I linked to you today. xoxo

[…] this morning in Pasadena, CA. If you have a blog and would like to participate in a cybermemorial, friends and writers around the world are honoring Evan by taking pictures of flowers on swings because Evan loved to swing. You can get more information […]

[…]take a picture of flowers near a swingset and upload it to: Swingset Flowers for Evan Kamida Christa took the first picture, what a beautifully simple and moving idea.

Memorial information[…]

Hi Maddy,

When you go to the Group page, there is a “join” link near the top (admittedly not that easy to find amidst the thicket of other links). Good luck and contact me directly if you have any other Q’s.


Yes a brilliant idea indeed. I clicked over to Flickr [I’m a member] but it’s a private group. Any ideas for the technically challenged?
Best wishes

I have set up a Flickr Group Photo Pool called Swingset Flowers for Evan Kamida:

For Evan

Flickr members can add their photos to this group whenever they like.


Updated to add…link to Vicki, so she can see it, and link to me, and I’ll collect the posts for her for later.


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