Thursday, October 11, 2007

So long Skrappaper

My heart is heavy this week. My dear friend, Susan, made the tough decision to close her scrapbook store. A place I fondly called my very own "Cheers", you know, the place where everyone knows your name. I was Skrappaper's "Norm".
My family helped build that place.
Ken moved walls while Ashley and I painted like fools. I still have the orange and blue paint on my old tennis shoes. I may have to keep those forever.

What I WILL keep forever are the memories. My friends, Susan, Lisa and I spent many hours together there, creating and preserving our family albums. I helped others do the same. It's a feeling of necessary-ness I've been lacking in my life since the move. I've missed "The Paper" every day since we moved away. Knowing it'll be gone forever? I can't even wrap my mind around that just yet.

Things change. I get that. But watching a dream shatter, well, that just hurts. And not being able to hold my friend's hand as she goes through this hard time, well...

I love you Susan.
"We are -so- screwed!"


Annalea said...

Has she tried to sell the business? It's such a shame that it has to close altogether!

Dragonfly said...

Oh, that sucks! I'm sure she knows that you are with her in spirit. You are a good soul!

De Morgan said...

Melissa, you have a true writer's heart. I could feel what you were feeling as your friend's store closed. Mom