Hello Friends and Family!!
This blog is in honor of my best friend and scrapbook sister, Rita Kienholz. She passed away in her sleep on Thursday. She was only 57.
We spoke last Tuesday, and we had one of our usual good talks. We spoke about getting together soon to scrapbook, and how much we missed and loved each other. She was going to come by my work...she had a "birthday/christmas" present she wanted to drop off. She ALWAYS had presents for me, and ALWAYS pretended it was either for my birthday or Christmas. She was the most loving, giving, and encouraging friend a person could ever have. It was nearly impossible for me to give her a present, (scrapbook present), as she had it all. If there was a new ink, she had to have every color. She loved to collect scrapbook supplies. When Julie Nutting came out with this Rita Stamp, I bought it as quickly as I could, so that I could give her something she did not have and surprise her. I bought her the stamp, and made her the paper doll. As always with anything I did, she thought it was spectacular, and thanked me more than once.
We met 12 years ago, when I was a manager at our local scrapbook store, Scrapbook Avenue. We became friends right away. When the store closed 2 years later, we were still friends. I always said she was my best find at the scrapbook store. :o)
We went to crops, cropped (usually mostly talked) at her house, and were just genuinely happy to spend time together. She LOVED to be a VIP. (she really deserved to be)
It's been a long day without you, my friend / And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again / We've come a long way from where we began / Oh, I'll tell you all about it when I see you again…
Love you Rita, Rita