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My Bernheim Story: Kathy Crawford

By Bernheim

Kathy Crawford and her husband pictured at Bernheim back when they were still dating.

Bernheim is woven into the fabric of my life as surely as is the hill where I was born and raised. My family has been regular visitors since my childhood and is now being enjoyed by the 5th generation of our family. Many happy memories happened there, including our courtship. Bernheim is where we realized ours wasn’t  puppy love, and in a couple of years when we have our 50th anniversary we hope to renew our vows there. My mom often said if heaven was only as beautiful as Bernheim she would do everything she could to get there. Thank you for keeping the beauty of the place as you continue to bring it to a new generation.

-Kathy Crawford, Leitchfield, KY



In honor of Bernheim’s 90th anniversary in 2019, we are making a conscious effort to collect stories and memories of Bernheim. In addition to your stories, both old and new, we are seeking any photographs, video footage and historical information you may have about Bernheim from the past 90 years.  Please let us know if you or someone you know has a great Bernheim story to share by contacting us at mystory@bernheim.org.

Please note: Any information provided to mystory@bernheim.org grants Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest the permission to reuse this information in print and/or digital formats, as well as other public display for the promotion of its 90th anniversary in 2019 and beyond, to further the efforts of our mission in connecting people with nature.

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