Mary was very intrigued with my Survivor Shawls. She loved the idea behind them, and of course, the fact they were pink. When she first became ill, I made a pink shawl for Mary. In October when Jocelynn Brown did the Homestyle article for the Detroit Free Press and News about Knitting: A Love Story, I borrowed Mary's shawl to wear when the photographer came to take pictures. It was Mary's shawl I was happily wrapped in as Brandy took pictures in the Stash Studio. She was very pleased with that. Mary's beloved granddaughter Charity was in Adrian from Portland when the article was published and made sure Mary could read the article on her iPad and see her beautiful shawl in the picture.
Charity called me last week to talk about Mary. She said when she had gone to the Hospice facility, Mary made sure she had her pink shawl. I hope it is passed on to someone in the wonderful Peck family who will love it as much as Mary did. I have many wonderful memories of Mary; playing bridge, telling stories about her children and grandchildren and being supportive of me and my life of knitting. I hope Mary has reunited with all of her passed bridge buddies and her beloved Van and is wrapped in her pink shawl as she continues her love of bridge.