I use to wonder what it meant when someone said that they knew someone who is the life of the party......I'd never met anyone that fit that bill until I met Jerri.
We met via our love of quilting and traveling. Most of you know I'm a member of a group......"WackyPac" quilters......Jerri was in that group. The girl was a barrel of laughs, a great listener and a wonderful road trip buddy.
We often laughed at Jerri's quick wit and catch phrases such as....."Not it" when she didn't want to do something......."&#*(% Bunny".........."I get the schematic"......"Try page 126 of your Janome Handbook".......
I know these little tidbits are weird to you all......but are precious and funny to the "Wackies".......one of those, you had to be there moments.
When Jerri was very ill and recovering in the hospital for weeks the other year, we decided to send her get well cards each day, just to cheer her up and keep here in the loop of the group, so to speak.....Jerri was very happy to receive the cards, but in Jerri fashion....after about 30 cards, she said, "Guys, I love these but, damn could you stop it....I don't have enough wall space to hang all of them!"
I made the video to ease the pain of our group when we lost Jerri to cancer last March. Each time I watch this video, the different parts make me laugh and cry all at once but it also keeps Jerri close to me and our little group. The song I chose is upbeat and perks the spirit, just as Jerri always did.
You're always in my heart, girlfriend!