Saturday, March 8, 2014

Remembering Joanne

This is my good friend, Joanne. She was a member of our Yahoo! stamping group - one of the founders. She passed away on February 27. We loved her and will miss her a lot. Our Group Gathering will not be the same, but we will still have a great time and we will reminisce about Joanne. Six of us were able to attend her funeral last Monday. Several of the group were able to visit with Joanne one last time in January, but the extremely cold temperatures prevented me from attending, which made me VERY sad. However, that was the day that my dad called to tell me that my mom was being transferred to a different hospital and I was able to be with him at that time, so things worked out for me.
Here is a picture of our group last year in Des Moines at Archivers. (That will be another change for us, since Archivers is no longer open.)

Finally, here are a couple of the many cards that Joanne made. She was a fabulous card maker.

I'll see you later, Joanne.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Sheri said...

Very nice, Lynette. Yes, Des Moines will really be different this year but we will have a good time and I am sure Joanne will be with us in spirit. I am glad you included her cards! Yes, she was a great card maker. And yes, she will leave a huge hole in our little group. She was the best!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love your post today Lynette. I am so glad you included some of the cards she made - that is awesome. DM won't be the same for a few reasons - but we'll all be together!

Mary said...

I just read your post. I am so sorry that you have lost a friend. Hugs to you.


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

A wonderful post, Lynette! The world around us is a little less bright with Joanne missing from the group. By June I think we will be able to find some laughter though reminiscing and making new memories. She was a gem!!!

Teresa said...

Lynette, I am sorry for your groups loss. That was a very nice post to remember your friend. Wanted to let you know I am working at Memory Bound in Ankeny now and maybe your group could come and card make there. They have a wonderful staff.

Leslie Miller said...

This was a very dear tribute to your friend, Lynette. I'm sure she would have loved it.