Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Love

Love is what I had for a very special gentleman that passed away last evening. He and his wife were friends, neighbors and surrogate parents to me. His beloved wife passed away 4 years ago and I still miss her and can hear her voice the last time I talked to her. He was a craftsman with wood. These are just a few of the things that he gave hubby and myself over the years. The wood for the basket on the left was taken from a tree that had been on his property. This piece has always amazed me because of the thinness of the wood.



He would have been 90 years young in December and he was still working with his wood up until this last year. He called me "daughter" every time he saw me and I am going to miss him very much.

8 comments:

Terry said...

So sorry for your loss Sandy.

Stephanie said...

You'll always have those special memories but how nice to have some gifted treasures. Sorry for your loss.

Winona said...

Sandy, I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like a wonderful gentleman. Winona

Simply Sandy said...

My heart is breaking for you! I could feel the love you had for each other through your words.

Tudy said...

We will all miss him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sharon said...

Sounds like you will have wonderful memories of a very special man...HUGS!

Jennifer said...

So sorry to hear this. But while your friend lives on in the memories of you and your family, and the precious keepsakes you have, he will always be there for you.

Beth said...

That basket has always been one of my favorite pieces that he made for us and I cherish mine. Thanks for sharing this special blog post.