The signs on memorial medical buildings ( and some other medical buildings) that strike gloom in my heart. Signs, often carved in stone, like:
SAM FLEMING MEMORIAL CANCER CENTER
In all seriousness, with apologies where needed, isn't the message: Sam went to these doctors, and he died. Why do I want to go here?
It might as well say: Abandon Most Hope, Ye Who Enter Here
In other life circumstances, we don't usually see buildings that say in stone:
Smith and Witherspoon, Bankruptcy
Maxwell, and Earhardt, Divorce since 1889
Most of us grew up in an age when cancer was likely to be a death guarantee. There is a place where a beloved doctor of mine had an office for awhile. I was not going to him for cancer, but I hated that Cancer Center sign.
If you were giving massive sums for a new medical building, what would you call it? What about:
Meredith Smith Vital Health Building
Regina Maxwell Healing Building
What do you think? Please let me know.