Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” —Groucho Marx

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Every Noble Life

This is the sympathy card I made for Roscoe's family. I used three Stampin Up sets, Lovely as A Tree, Le Jardin Botanique, and Nature's Silhouettes. I needed something manly, in touch with nature and not too religious and the verse on the inside is borrowed from the Stampin Up set Farm Life. Not religious or sappy, but quite appropriate for our friend Roscoe. The verse reads "Every noble life leaves its fiber interwoven forever in the work of the world."
I never realized how difficult it could be to design a card to meet such specifics. I wanted it to be just right and ended up that the third attempt satisfied myself. Tonight is visitation and I need to shower yet and then hit the road. Guess I am riding down there with Mike and Joyce and the boys? The boys want to go, so I think they are allowing them for the first time. I know they loved Roscoe as much as the rest of us did. And of course Roscoe got a lot of joy from the little kids, regardless of whose they were. That is another good thing about aging Cherie, age softens the heart of the old and makes it kindred to the heart of a child.
Treasue each day friends, for our days are fleeting. God is good!

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