20 Years ago my mom and my grandmother started Grandma's Holiday Craft Show. My grandmother had survived colon cancer and a heart attack. My mom took her to craft shows to keep her active and keep her spirits up now that she had become a survivor. Grandma kept finding things each show should do so my mom said "Why don't we do it then?". Grandma's spunk and mom's creativity launched the show. It was all the talented crafters and artisans that helped us grow. We lost grandma the week before the 8th craft show. This year we lost a crafter that had been part of the show from nearly the beginning. My mom was moved by the impact this crafter had on our family and asked me to post this note.
Dear Customers and Friends,
This year we lost a member of our Craft Show Family, Rochelle. Rochelle joined our craft show as we were just a hatchling spreading our wings. She took a chance on us as she was looking for new venues to display her crafts. What an amazing wit, talent and an eye for beauty that she shared with us. At times Tucker was a fussy baby, Rochelle’s jungle bell tree always did the trick and calmed him. He would smile as we shook the tree and sang to him. That tree still has a special place in the B and B’s holiday decorations. It will always be a good memory for us. Rochelle made our craft family better, we can never thank her enough for all that she gave to us. It has been an honor to work with her for more than 19 years. We would like to share our sincere sympathy to Rochelle’s family in their loss.
Cindy and George, George and Dani, Tucker and Camdan