It always interests me as to what people remember about a person once they have passed on. Leaving a legacy and wonderful memories that loved ones will remember and recount on numerous occasions has to be what we all hope for. I had an aunt who passed some years ago, and when I think of her, the first things that come to mind are her zest for life, a great sense of fun and her huge contagious laugh. I think we'd all like to be remembered fondly like this.
When we moved house a few months ago, we thought it would be fun to put our hands in the wet cement, a sort of permanent memento that would stay, but somehow this idea got forgotten, and with everything finished, there is no place to leave our mark. However our dog must have had the same idea, as the other day we noticed a very distinct doggy paw print in a small piece of cement near a manhole cover. Talk about "marking one's territory" or is she simply making sure we'll always remember her? OK, I'll admit, she just happened to walk on the cement when it wasn't quite dry yet, but her print is there to stay.