Thursday, August 28, 2014

Goodbye--Farewell--See Ya!!

Thought I would join all of you  Gals in the challenge from Cuisine Kathleen for her Farewell to Summer 

My post is a little different as I wanted to show  you our
Going away  CELEBRATION for a good friend at our church.

This sweet lady is moving to be close to her family due 
to the sudden death of her husband. This is one strong and faithful lady.
Her family has been members of our congregation for over 27 years.
Faithful choir member, VBS Worker, Sunday School officer, 
Praise Team Member, right hand to choir director and 
was always available to provide us with her 
She will be missed by all.

The church hosted a going away celebration for her
 before she moved. 
I was honored when asked to 
decorate for the occasion.
One of her greatest loves is that was the theme we used.

Table Centerpeices


 My talented daughter came to my rescue and cut out music notes 
hurray for cricut
and I had two ladies 
who helped put everything together.
We placed sheet music under each centerpiece and 
 also had a runner of sheet music on the cake table.
You can also see shredded sheet music 
around the cake table
thank goodness for old choir music

      As she is moving from the great state of Texas to a state up north of here
  OKLAHOMA, you know that is hard to type for  a Texan
We set up a gift and card table representing were she had been
and were she was going. 


Guest were treated to cake and punch 

Has she and two other ladies in the photo sang together 
for many years 
they sang together one last time.
We had a time of remembrance by many folks with laughs and tears.

During our time of celebrations we also had a time
 surrounding her with our prayers and love!

As I say farewell to summer 
I say see you later to a dear and gracious lady.

Thanks for stopping by
Hope you have a wonderful
Labor Day!

I will be joining
Cuisine Kathleen

Tablescape Challenge


 Christine for "Table It!" at Rustic & Refined this Monday: 

A Stroll Thru Life



  1. Cathy, it's great that you were up to the challenge of decorating for your friend's going away did a fabulous job.
    Enjoy the long weekend.

    1. Thanks Marigene, it was fun she will be missed.

  2. What a nice party! I love how you incorporated the music pages into the decorations -- very pretty! :)

  3. I wish her lots of good luck on her new phase of life.
    Nice decorations.


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