Not a "close" friend but a wonderful lady who inspired the passion for primitives to hundreds of people. LaVern and I had the pleasure of going to her primitive antique show in Bradford, TN. a couple years ago. I had been purchasing from her online and corresponded via email. She was a delight and it was an honor to meet her in person. She made us feel like old friends immediately. As you can see from her smile she delighted in each and every day and spread it to everyone around her. I am confident she took joy and counted each moment as Holy. The river of time flows swiftly by. The seasons are a circle that go around and around. Looking back at what has been I realize that those fleeting moments are precious. By counting each moment as holy, it brings clarity to what's most important to me right now. Each moment IS a gift from God. "Take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves". Lord Chesterfield.