It started around 2002 when I encountered the Secret Bench of Knowledge outside of the National Library and Archives building on Wellington Street, Ottawa.
Benches offer a place to rest your feet, legs and back. They offer a place to sit down and eat that quick sandwich, poutine or to chat with a friend or make a new acquaintance. They offer a place to sit quietly, to observe the scenery and to contemplate your status in Life.
Updated by T.A. Jamone sometime in July 2018 hosted at NCF, my community ISP.
That book || Are you looking for Florence T Lyon? || Dig a little deeper.