Sunday, November 21, 2010

RE- Party #4 and Something About Kathy

It's time for another RE- Party!  Join in with any post featuring something some you RE-did, RE-organized, RE-pairs, RE-furbished, or RE-purposed.  It can also be a RE-laxing or RE-membering post.  Or maybe you RE-charged or RE-examined.  You get the idea.  Join in with something you think others could benefit from in some way!  This party celebrates ALL the RE-'s in our lives!

Meanwhile, I'm going to RE-peat a post that I wrote early this morning for Rockin' B Antiques.  It was titled, Something You May Not Know About Kathy.

Kathy has a booth a few spaces down from my booth.  She began renting a month or so after me, so she, too, is a "newbie".    I admired her booth from the day she set it up.  She definitely knows what she's doing (or she's talented enough to fake it really well!)  

 I have only begun to get to know her.  She's quiet.  I found out a great deal about her when a friend of hers came to the store.  What I found out is very inspiring.

Kathy and her family lost their home and all their worldly possessions four years ago in a fire.  Luckily, no one was hurt.  The home was built in 1847.  It burned down the day after Thanksgiving, 2006.

This is the Christmas card she and her family sent out that year.  The words are so true!

The photo on the card shows what was left of their home.  If that card doesn't make you stop and think, then ... well, I don't know how to finish that sentence, but it must be something terrible!

Her friend told me that our local magazine - The Newnan-Coweta Magazine -  had done an article on her in the latest issue. You can click here to see the full article onlineIt starts on page 13.  We had a celebrity in our midst and didn't even know it.  In fact, I don't think anyone at the store knew.

But the article was not one of sorrow.  It was a story of coming back from zero.  Guess how she furnished her new home?  Totally from yard sales!  Oh, yes!   And her house is so pretty it should be in a magazine.  Well, actually, it is. :-)

Here are some photos of her house from the article:

This Thanksgiving, 
may we all remember what's really important!

On a lighter note, join the party! 


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  1. This is such a touching story - it is truly what the season is about. Thanks for sharing, and have a wonderful, blessed Thanksgiving.

  2. What a great story, so inspiring! Thanks for the idea for the re-party! I never even thought of the sign! :)

  3. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments on my faux fireplace! I joined your link party!!

  4. What a great story. How blessed you must feel to know this woman, and how inspired. It really does make us realize how enriched our lives are from the people we know.

    Speaking of, thanks for sharing. Now I'm more inspired as well. ;)

  5. What a beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it and helping to remind all of us of what we are to be thankful for.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

  6. Thanks for the invitation! Love your blog.

  7. Thank you so much for visiting me at Always Nesting and for the party invite! What a beautiful blog and I love your header.

  8. Just wanted to let you know that I've tried twice to Follow and google won't allow at this time. Weird prompt. I'll try again later!

  9. Thanks for hosting. Great story and so true.

  10. Denise,
    What a lovely story! Thanks for sharing it!

    Thank you, too, for visiting my blog and inviting me to your party!
    Kim :)

  11. Hi Denise! That is an amazing and touchng story! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!...hugs...Debbie



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