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My Special Gift from Heaven

In Memory of Sarah Pruitt and Arlene Johnson


(June 13, 1942-April 13, 1996) (December 2, 1941-February 5, 2006)


My Gift from Heaven!

Two of my dear Tennessee friends both passed away with cancer. Before leaving this world, Sarah requested Arlene to make me a set of ceramic Grandpa and Grandma dolls. I had seen a set Sarah had and loved them. My son, Scott had bought Sarah a new dress for her Granny doll. He had been thru brain cancer/Tumor and we were interested in befriending Sarah as she went thru hers. I had no idea Sarah planned this gift to me. Sarah and Arlene had been friends for some time and Arlene agreed to make the dolls for me. Shortly after Sarah passed away, Arlene came knocking on my door and said she had a gift for me. It was a large box and I could not imagine what she had done. To my surprise, it was a set of “Old People” who I had adored , not quite finished and in need of clothes. Arlene proceeded to tell me that Sarah sent me this gift from Heaven. What a wonderful surprise! Arlene had done the ceramic painting and some of the assembly, but was having difficulty so I was privileged to finish them. My husband, Nelson and son Scott got me new outfits for them at a flea market in Cullman, Alabama. What a blessing these two women were in my life and I am forever grateful for their friendship and the Gift from Heaven.

 My son got me the little girl doll in between Grandpa and Grandma.

Published Thu, Jan 5 2012 9:43 PM by Kathy M. Boice


# re: My Special Gift from Heaven@ Saturday, January 7, 2012 9:49 PM

I have tears in my eyes! What precious friendships and to receive a gift from heaven! I am very sure you are treasuring the dolls. A very special way to remember 2 special friends. You are truly blessed, my friend!

Hugs, Linda

by Linda