The CCEE Stampers, both current and alumni, are honoring our dear friend, Charlene Merrick, on what would have been her birthday. Cancer may have taken Charlene away from us much too soon, but she will live on in our memories and in our hearts forever. We were blessed with her friendship, her kindness, her sense of humor, and her caring as well as being inspired by her talents.
I have known Charlene through the Splitcoast community for several years, but in 2011 was lucky enough to have met her face to face. Our time together was short, but wow...it was fun.
Here you can see Charlene posing near a local diner in our downtown area. She was so tickled to see that it was named Charlene's. She noted that she rarely saw anything with her name in a title.
We spent part of a day in Mystic. A visit to Mystic Pizza was a must for Charlene and her friend, Sandy. Both were fans of that movie. We actually had Mystic pizza for lunch.
We packed a lot of laughs into our short visit, and this will be one of the memories I will always cherish of Charlene.....my sweet, dear friend.
The CCEE Stampers have created cards this week in Charlene's honor. We could case one of hers or use some of her favorite things (among these being penguins,, M & M's, and the color purple).
Here is the card I made using Charlene's favorite shade of purple, called Vintage Violet.
Sending smiles and birthday wishes to you, my friend!!!