Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sad Days.....

very sad ones in my life. 
A best friend for over 40 years was diagnosed with Non Hodgkins Lymphoma a few months ago.  She fought a courageous battle, although very short and we said goodbye to her last week.  
She was at home, surrounded by those she loved and who loved her.  
Many of you who have visited the Farm over the years will know Mary.  She helped me often in the shop in the early years and always worked the Garden Shed at all of our Markets.  
You're sure to remember her big beautiful smile and ever willingness to help and assist.
It's hard for me to imagine my life without her....she was like another Mom to me, one of the infamous Friday Girls and the one who brought Wayne and I together.  We made so many wonderful  memories over the years and I am so thankful to have those.  My heart breaks for the loss but I am comforted to know she is pain free after many years of suffering and is now dancing with Angels. 
A friend like Mary comes along very seldom, how lucky am I to have been the one gifted with her friendship.  She loved me for who I am, never judged or tried to change me, was loyal to a fault and a barrel of fun to boot.  
Missing you everyday Mary but will move forward as you told us all to do....knowing you're right here with us and smiling down.

It's been a struggle to motivate myself but I know that's what Mary would want so I have busied myself these past few days trying to get things in order for the 
Fall on the Farm sale this Friday and Saturday.
Lots to do yet but I'll forge ahead and it will all be ready for all of you come Friday!
We'll have some antiques, lots of handmades, great fall florals and wreaths...
pumpkins, gourds and beautiful mums.....mums were Mary's favorite, as was fall.  
Come out and help us celebrate Mary and all the beauty she added to the world while she was here.

From the Farm.....
and the Lane,


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