Yesterday was just Tuesday at work until I looked at our bulletin board in the staff room. "Keep Mary in your thoughts"..... what happened that she is in hospital? At first no one seemed to know that I asked; then we did find out that Mary was quite ill. It was sudden and very serious. First thought, oh I must get a card to send with a note to this sweet smiling laughing lady who I work with. Words like "life support" then later "off life support" within minutes of those last words as I walked to the front of the store to clock out, "she's gone"! Mary was a fun person who made lovely items for sale at fairs. A person who smiled all the time and made you laugh. Miss Mary, Crafts Mary were a few names we used when referring to her. How could this nice caring person leave our world so quickly. As I left the store with a few of my co-workers, we stopped to chat and comfort one another and yes cry. So often you hear the words---you never know what is going to happen from one day to the next. A feeling of shock and disbelief at the thought of not seeing someone ever again. Jo Ann's lost more than an employee; we lost a fun loving talented lady who made us all smile. In no time she will have those angels smiling, crafting and stitching away.