Featured Wind Phone ~ Oxford, Iowa
This week's Featured Phone is located in Oxford, Iowa, on a 40-acre family farm; Cathy Kruse created this beautiful phone in memory of her husband. Donald. Thank you, Cathy, for sharing the story of your phone with us. Weekly, I shine a light on the story of a beautifully created and placed Wind Phone. Sharing our stories makes a difference because it's in doing so that we connect and heal. To not cloud the Wind Phone creator's message, the format for Featured Phones is to share their answers to the interview questions verbatim.
Where is your Wind Phone located?
Eagle Rd. SW Oxford, Iowa 52322
What year and month did you place your Wind Phone at this location?
My Wind Phone was placed on August 19, 2023
Is your Wind Phone dedicated or in memory of someone special?
I was first inspired by the story on CBS Sunday Morning, November 2021. I was a Hospice volunteer and felt this would be an excellent way to help loved ones grieve. But life got in the way, and the next 2 years were spent caring for my husband suffering from Parkinson’s disease and intense pain. He passed away in December of 2022. I needed something to help with my grief and thought about the Wind Phone. With the help of family and friends, we were able to create a special spot. I’m so thankful for all those involved who made this dream come true.
Do you have any advice for someone considering creating a Wind Phone?
Pick out a quiet, peaceful location and create what inspires you!