Thursday, June 18, 2009

Laury Livengood Blair


I try really hard not to get too "heavy" with this blog. My main objective originally was to show pictures of quilts and throw in a few family and fun pictures. But today, I need to be a bit emotional and talk about one of my quilting friends. Laury Blair owned a quilt shop in Potosi, Missouri. Potosi is the county seat where I grew up. We pass within a few feet of the shop everytime we go visit our folks (which has been a lot lately). So needless to say, we stop almost every time so I can see what fabric Laury has and to visit with her a bit. We've known each other since we were young teenagers--we were in 4-H clubs together and went to some camps and other 4-H events. Her name then was Laury Livengood--isn't that a cool last name? I found out today that Laury was killed in a car accident Sunday. She was 54 years old and leaves her husband Dennis, 2 daughters and a sweet little granddaughter who is about a year old. Laury loved fabric, quilts and antiques. She's pictured here modeling a cool retro coat she had for sale in her shop. I know she will be missed by MANY people including me. I hope to see her in heaven one day.

4 comments:

Brooke said...

I'm so sorry. I wish that they made bandaids for the heart... I love you and promise to pray for your broken heart as well as her sweet family.

Anonymous said...

Teresa, I'm sorry I didn't call you today. I know she was a special person that you enjoyed getting to see and talk to. One of the local forums say she might have had a heart attack. They also say she was either going to or coming from a quilt show. That's just rumors of course, but both seem likely. {{{HUGS}}} to you.
Greta

momma_donna said...

Oh, I'm so sorry, Teresa. Leslie wrote us today about your mom-in-law too. I'm sorry you have a lot of pain to deal with right now. I'll keep you and yours in our prayers.

Anonymous said...

Teresa, I am very sorry about your friend...what a beautiful lady.
Also, please know I am praying for you and for Tim and your family. Love you all.
Robin