Monday, October 13, 2008

Po-Ping's Bench

We took a late afternoon walk yesterday at the University of Idaho Arboretum. The Arboretum is 63 acres and has groves of plantings from different parts of the world. I think it is definitely the most beautiful part of the U of I campus. This granite bench is one of 27 that can be found throughout the gardens, and all are dedicated with names or sayings. I loved the look of this one with it's Chinese script (which I believe says "Dedicated to all immigrants who cherish the American way of life - one nation of many peoples. I came, I saw, and became a citizen." --Po-Ping Wong, UI '54). I wonder what became of Po-Ping Wong...where is he now and what did he do with his life? I was especially pleased to be able to capture the water tower painted with the UI logo in the reflection.