Friday, April 2, 2010

Its Simple, Kill People With Kindness

RE: Memorials

This is a small segment that Global TV did on Jerry, The Waving Guy at Cassiar and Hastings.

I believe Jerry passed away shortly after the olympics. Anyone from the east side will know who he was. Just a simple man, who never bothered anyone. Just waved at you, and said hello as you drove by.

I decided to park my car at the mcdonalds restaurant near by and decided to walk across the street and take a few photos. I think this is a really good example of the street side memorials we were talking about in class. Its been a few weeks since Jerry passed away, but as you can see from the above image, fresh flowers are still laid, and the small memorial is visible. I actually had to tidy up the area a bit as a few of the flower pots had been knocked over by wind. There is word through the grapevine that the city might consider changing the name of Cassiar Street, to Jerry Way. I think that that would be a perfect way to pay tribute to Jerry. Im not sure how much the costs would be, but I don't think many people would object, and changing the name of the street wouldn't really be bothering anyone.


RIP Jerry.

1 comment:

  1. Just catching up on past posts, David. These spontaneous roadside memorials are interesting because they're not just symbolic, but also functional. That is, they invite participation and interpretation rather than just commemoration.