Bud Caldwell spent almost 56 years with his wife, Betty, and even today, 2 years after her passing, he continues to honor her.
Every day, rain or shine, he drives to the Lakeside Park to visit the bench he bought and dedicated to her after her passing. And every day he talks to her then leaves a penny and a daisy—homage to their favorite songs: “Pennies from Heaven” and “Daisy a Day.”
But a few weeks ago, Bud wasn’t able to make it to the bench. There was too much snow on the path from his car to the bench, and Bud had already fallen once because of the snowy trek. Then two park employees noticed Bud sitting in his car instead of on the bench and the two men decided to get to work.
Together they shoveled the path clear for Bud, and not only that, they vowed to keep the path clear all winter long for the dedicated man-in-love.
“We have to make sure he can get to his bench and talk to his wife,” one of the kind strangers said.
Now Bud’s back to taking a penny and a daisy every day to his beloved Betty.
Image by Renata Diem