Day 344: Cheryl

15 Mar

Cheryl is an amazing artist… and she is also one of the happiest people I have ever met.  When I joined the Ashland Elks, Cheryl was one of the officers… and I loved that on meeting night,  in a room full of older men, Cheryl was performing her duties while wearing (as part of her outfit) a pair of colorful striped knee high socks!  I loved that!  She brought an air of fun and levity to the meeting.

As you can see by the above photo, Cheryl is an accomplished artist, specializing in metal.  The poppies that you see in the photo adorn a field on the road to Jacksonville, where Cheryl and her husband, Chris live.  She told me that the log cabin that they live in was once lived in by the granddaughter of Daniel Boone.  I can just imagine the stories that those walls might tell!

Today is Cheryl’s birthday and I wanted to surprise her and bring her a pie.  However, I did not know if she would be at home… and it would be terrible to miss seeing her and so I called her earlier today to arrange for the delivery of her pie. When we arrived at her beautiful home tonight, Cheryl met us at the door.  She was delighted to receive a Chocolate Cream Pie… and she told me that I’d made her day.

I’m pleased to have given Cheryl a small taste of what she brings to the world everyday with her art… and offer her my best wishes for a very happy birthday!

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.
Georgia O’Keeffe

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One Response to “Day 344: Cheryl”

  1. Mandy Valencia March 16, 2012 at 9:30 AM #

    Awwwwww! I love Cheryl! So awesome. Can’t think of anyone more deserving. I’m glad she got a treat on her birthday.

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