Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Friend Close to Our Heart














Our dear friend, Karen Patricia Smaby died on August 24, 2020.  We celebrated her vibrant spirit with a trip to her evergreen trees on the anniversary of her passing into peacefulness. We gathered wildflowers in the area and decorated a tree.

Inge hanging flowers

Lyn searching for flowers

Mary Lee 

The tree, we filled with soft colored wildflowers.  Afterward we had a picnic also in Karen's honor.  I favorite activity that we shared together with her.

To learn more about Karen and her life read Celebration of Life published last September 2020 on Breeze on my Skin.  Karen Smaby and her husband, Dan Kupietz owned and managed Devils Track Cabins.  The new owner has some wonderful things to share about Karen.

If you didn't have the opportunity to meet Karen, her energy lives on in her friends on the North Shore, at the North House Folk School, the fiber guild, the Elementary and High Schools where she taught book binding and penny rug making to students.  Her energy and vibrancy lives on.  We are so grateful.

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