Farewell Friend

It is Thankful Thursday again….. and I am happy to say that I have been blessed with friends.  I am particularly thankful for my Undercover Gals quilting friends this day.

Charlotte was one of our group members.  I went to her funeral today.  Her sister is also a member and a very good friend.  The funeral was very nice, but sad….. as they all are I suppose.

Charlotte was spunky, a character.  Funny, fun to be with, always speaking her mind.  She was hard of hearing, but still didnt miss much.  I loved that you always knew where you stood with her.  And that she shared her knowledge and skills with those around her.  She was very generous with her time, talent and even her fabric.

What really “got me” was seeing her slippers in the casket.  That did me in.  I hadnt seen Charlotte since our retreat in October.  She only was able to come for about an hour to see what we were doing, and came in her slippers.  She wore her slippers most everywhere.  Sometimes she even wore them to WalMart.  They just sort of symbolized to me her “who cares what others think, lets get goin’ with what’s important here” kind of attitude.  I loved that about her.

So we said farewell to Charlotte today.  I am thankful I had a chance to know her, and will miss her.



5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vicki W
    Nov 29, 2007 @ 20:26:48

    How fortunate you were to have known such a special person! Celebrate through your sadness for the gift of having had someone to lose.
    That photo could have been taken behind my house this morning as the sun was rising. I was too lazy to get the camera. Thanks for getting the shot for me!


  2. Sybil
    Nov 30, 2007 @ 07:47:53

    i’m sorry for your loss of your dear friend. i am thankful that she has a special place in your heart.


  3. kayp
    Nov 30, 2007 @ 07:51:32

    sorry gayle, the comment from sybil was actually from me……sometimes computers are too smart for me!!


  4. TeresaL
    Nov 30, 2007 @ 10:32:05

    Gayle, what a hole in our lives the passing of a friend leaves…..but what a lovely testament to who she was, that she will be missed so much by you and others.


  5. Lynn Douglass
    Dec 01, 2007 @ 23:25:36

    I’m so sorry, Gayle. Good friends are hard to come by. We both certainly know that. May you find comfort and joy in your memories of times spent with her.


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