It's 4:22 a.m. and I have been awake since 2:45. I don't know why I couldn't sleep, but when I can't, I get up and go to the computer. A quick game of Spider Solitaire usually does the trick, but this morning it didn't. I went into my e-mails and found the sad news that our dear friend Mozelle Smith had passed away. Now all I can think about is her dry wit, her tiny little shape and her quick smile. She was a joy to be around and brought sweetness everywhere she went.
She was a wonderful stamper, always wanting to learn new techniques. She was also a world traveler. I remember her trip to Egypt and her ride on a camel. She always brought treasures back from her trips for her friends. I still have a packet of bits of flotsam and jetsam from that Egyptian trip - some papyrus paper with a King Tut image, a couple of postage stamps, just little things that may not have been much to anyone else, but they were symbols of her letting us know that she thought about us on her adventures.
I have a tendency to hoard things: beautiful papers, one-of-a-kind trinkets, bits of beautiful ribbon and packets from Egypt. It's time to get those things out and make a tribute do my dear friend. She didn't give me these things to be put away and left for my family to try to figure out what they were. They were meant to be used and I will do my best to honor her memory. I'll post the finished product soon.
Have a good day. Hug your family and friends....and tell them you love them.