12.21.2006

Were So Sorry, Uncle Albert

In West St Paul, there is this very small triangle patch of grass with a small monument as shown in the photo. There is a road surrounding the park, Dodd Road, Smith Avenue and Butler Avenue if I recall correctly. It's actually a park, Albert Park. Perhaps it is a grave stone and the guys first and last name is Albert Park. Perhaps this is the gravestone for Uncle Albert that the Beatles sing about in their Uncle Albert song?. I really do not know and it's something I've always wondered about. Is it really a park to play at, which you would end up playing in traffic at some point as there is traffic within reach, or is it the worlds smallest cemetery with only one tombstone?

The park has their own Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Albert-Park

5 comments:

Annie said...

It is perplexing, isn't it. I am laughing at your post - and remembering the Beatles song.

Clever you.

slinger said...

Whew, I'm glad someone got a laugh out of my humor today. What I neglected to ask is, why is there a sidewalk around the entire triangle park? the sidewalk only matches up with one side of the triangle, the rest is for doing laps around the park or something. How many laps would one have to do to walk a mile? So many questions...

Amy Jo said...

I had a good cry in this park one balmy MN summer evening! I can't even think how many times I have crossed its patch of grass, often to get Bing's Chinese... is that place still there?

MN Amy @ FL

lucid-sleeper said...

Hello. Albert Park now has a 'page' on facebook. Become a fan today!

http://www.facebook.com/editalbum.php?aid=117780&add=1&id=99205780358#/pages/West-Saint-Paul-MN/Albert-Park-The-USAs-smallest-dedicated-park/99205780358

peter said...

The Park is surrounded by Smith, and Dodd but not Butler the third road is Bernard