Sitting in our hallway closet for more than 12 years was a large clear storage case full of Susie鈥檚 sewing fabric. That鈥檚 how long it鈥檚 been since we lost Susie, my bride of 40 years, to cancer.

One of Susie鈥檚 favorite activities was to sew or crochet gifts. Almost to the end of her life, she sewed or crocheted gifts for her many friends and family.

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