Bench dedication removed: What’s wrong with this picture?

I recently heard about the bench dedicated to the memory of Loren Nancarrow placed by someone at Dog Beach and the plans to remove the bench because it’s in a path. Hopefully, there can be a workaround. The city of San Diego declared Jan. 28 as “Loren Nancarrow Day” and the city of Del Mar removes a memorial bench. What’s wrong with this picture?

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming ‘Wow! What a Ride!’”

— Hunter S. Thompson

(In loving memory of Loren Nancarrow, who taught me this quote and lived it to the fullest.)

Judy Wheatley