In the middle of this flu, Jim and I were told of the death of his Aunty Olive. She was a neat lady! An adventurous classy woman who worked, traveled and never failed to spend time with her family which included us. When Jim and I were first engaged 20 years ago, she came down the following summer and did an 'inspection' of the woman her nephew had decided to add to the Connell family. We spent quite a bit of time talking and visiting Edmonton and when a routine call was placed to the patriarch of the family, I was surprised with her shouting to her older brother "She's a keeper Ken!" It still makes me smile today.
I don't know about you, but when given the news of a loss like this, I need to create. I put some classical music on the CD player, went through my stamps and supplies and picked out items that made me think of her. The result was this card I created and sent to her remaining brother and sisters.