Just a bog standard bench..the sort we all walk past and barely even register unless we are looking for a seat. Just a handful of words making up a simple inscription
"Mary and Henry did their courting here circa 1947"
Yet in that short statement an unknown couple have recorded and shared the memory of their lives together. No fuss, no frills...just enduring love. Very moving.
I make a habit of reading any writing I spot on seats if I have time...you learn a little about normal people's lives that history doesn't record.