Sunday, July 3, 2011

The passing of a friend

Today I attended and spoke at the Celebration of Life for a friend and former fellow employee in our School District.

Vicki spent about 2 1/2 of the last three years in the hospital.

She had a great love of painting her toenails and some of us painted ours. Each person sent me a photo and I put this collage together for a get well card for Vicki back in 2008.

Though I never was in a role to work directly with Vicki, I did work with her often (tech wise) in her role as an Admin. Assistant. We also golfed on the same team in the annual SD46 tournament, told each other lots of jokes ... before getting sick, she worked upstairs from my office. I've looked for some of the fun golf photos, but can't seem to locate them. If I do find them, I'll update this page.

She was good fun, and passed away much too early. She was an amazing artist but within the school system one of the things she was most relished for was her famous cookies. At the event today there were a couple of hundred people and everyone was given a cookie and a recipe card.

I was most proud to have known her and shared time with her over the past 15 years.

1 comment:

Kathy O. said...

Truly is a wonderful way through a difficult time. Celebrating life and the time we have, even when it seems to be cut short.