The last time I went roller skating was last month and as I was walking to dinner, I passed the Fence of Hope. I decided I wanted to add a lock and on Friday, I ordered one from Amazon to add to the fence on Saturday. I added the lock before I went roller skating.
As I walked over the River Rink, everyone loved my skirt and got so many positive comments. That made me happy. The positive comments continued on the skating rink.
It was a fun day and can’t wait to go roller skating again this weekend!
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Hi, Jessica Marie!
I very much enjoyed this post, dear friend! Philadelphia’s awesome Fence of Hope, displaying thousands of Locks of Hope, might have been inspired by the Love Locks found on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. A blog friend who lives in the greater SF Bay area recently showed pictures of the attraction. A chain link fence at one end of the bridge is covered with colorful padlocks hung by lovers. Some of the locks have love messages printed or written on them, and some have hearts and initials. Instead of depositing the keys in a container like you do there in Philly, lovers traditionally and symbolically throw away the keys as a way of pledging everlasting love. Most keys wind up in the SF Bay, I am told. I hope you said a prayer or allowed your inner voice to utter an affirmation as you placed your Lock of Hope at the shrine.
Yessum, that is a beautiful color-coordinated outfit. You were the Belle of River Rink! It’s great to see you on roller skates and smiling. Happy TT and enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!