It was a day of Joy & Sorrow.
Saturday, July 3rd, the Jessel Gallery hosted a Pop Up Art Association Event in our Parking Lot. It was a wonderful day full of laughter and support to these amazing artists.
We will be hosting 2 more Pop Ups. One in September and one in December so tell your friends to get on our mailing list so they can join in fun of these events. Jessel Pop Up
We connected that day and talked about her life and her business staging and selling Real Estate in Wyoming. There were lots of laughs and a few tears shed over another friend, Tom Overton, who had played at my Music Club "Jamin at Jessel's" and had recently passed. He was one of the most supportive and loyal participants in my Monday Night Music Club and he became a constant in the music scene in Napa.
A week later a friend of Linda's contacted me through Facebook. She said that Linda had Covid and was not doing well. My heart was devastated at the news and yet how fortunate I was to have talked with her and heard her powerful voice one last time. I texted her and ask her how she was and I got a beautiful message
"Just knowing you are there is a great relief"
I texted her the next day asking how are you doing and she simply replied
My reply knowing it would be the last words we would share on this planet were
"OH My Darling Linda.
I Love YOU. You have touched my life in so many ways. I will always be grateful for the gifts you have given me. Class, Style, Grace and Beauty. I am right beside you now and eternally. Jessel"
I weep as I write about this amazingly talented woman who changed the way I looked at clothing and my environment over the years. She had the most amazing ability to create harmony in a space. Every home she lived in felt like a luxury hotel including the last place she had in Napa at a mobile home park.
All I can say about this day of rejoicing and celebration honoring the artists is that it gave me renewed hope that the world was healing from what we have all been through and the ending of the day and the loss of a dear Friend taught me to
Love YOU and tell YOU every chance I get how much YOU mean to me.