(We lost a very good friend today, August 20, 2013. Two years ago we published this article, an interview with Cherie. We knew her as Cece and she charmed us all with her humor, her gardens, and her down-to-earth but uplifting attitude. I thought it appropriate that we read her words again, just as Nap presented them to us those years ago. Rest in Peace, Cece, you always left us with a smile and we will long remember you. ~ Sharon)
From Nap in 2011:
When I wrote requesting an interview with her, Cece told me, "I just never saw my life as ever being anything but ordinary. What's the word I want .... Mundane." She took just a little coaxing before I convinced her she would make a good interview. Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Cherie Coogan....
Name: Becky Capps Phoenix, AZ 85022 finding joy one day at a time!
Cece, I'm really glad Nancy decided to write about you! I loved reading about how you survived troubling times and how Ed came into your life.
As Nancy wrote, "we all have a story" and I loved yours. Teaching yourself to garden must have been such a fun experience. Your p[lants look beautiful and I hope that greenhouse finds its way into your backyard one day!
Meeting one another or getting to know someone for the first time is what makes Spotlight so special!
Thanks again for sharing your life with us and thanks, Nancy, for another great introduction!