Cathy Clarke was one of our weavers coming each Tuesday to weave with us. She would sit back at the loom where Tina weaves now, wearing her headphones to keep out the chatter and weaving away. Once in awhile we'd hear a little colorful language just before she would have to unweave something and we'd all laugh. We loved having her there.
Then she was in a horrible car crash on her way back to the office from weaving a few minutes. She'd been on assignment and had a few minutes to drop by to weave on her way back. It was a Saturday in September and she was driving in a horrible rain storm.
Today the Knoxville News Sentinel has a story covering her and a local basketball player. Both have overcome some pretty difficult physical problems.
The caption on the website is: one picture, two lives. If you get a chance, look at the story. It is on the website. I get there by googling Knoxville News Sentinel. I never remember the website address.
Cathy is an incredible photographer. I can't count the number of times we'd get the paper and turn to the sports section and see that all the pictures on the page were taken by her. She still takes great pictures, just a bit slower right now.
Part of Cathy's rehab was coming to the center to weave. At first, she came by taxi from south of Knoxville up to the center. She always had a smile on her face, happy to be with her friends. She finally talked Paula into changing her off day to so they could both come. Yup, we had Paula weaving too. Right now they haven't been able to come. Too many appointments and not enough time off.
We would love for them to come again when they are able to. Cathy's smile says it all and Paula's devotion to Cathy completes the picture.
We're proud to call them members of the Tuesday Weavers!!