It's hard to believe it's been a whole month since our Chrissy moved on. Ours because she was such a part of our family, ours because even though she doled out her special brand of warmth liberally and indiscriminately, she made it feel like a gift handed directly to you.
Chrissy Craighead was a legend at Blue Q. A rare bird, full of warmth and grace. She was a hard worker, who assembled literally millions of Blue Q products over the course of 23 years - always in tandem with high fives, hugs and a kick-ass sense of appreciation and optimism. When Chrissy pumped her fists and said "yeah!" as she plucked an especially tasty tomato in our garden, well, it made you smile and look at things a little more wisely, too.
Chrissy was a wonderful gardener, painter, apple picker, pesto maker and pal. The greatest creativity is love, and she personified it.
A few months ago, when Chrissy's condition turned serious, we said, "Hey! We have to make her a parade float!" So the whole company built this thing on Jim's snow blower trailer, festooned it with art and fresh-baked pies and music, and took it to her apartment. Chrissy didn't have the strength to come outside, so we parked the rig by her window so she could look out. "Love Train" by the O'Jays was cued, and everyone started dancing. The energy must have indomitable, because in seconds Chrissy appeared outside in pink sunglasses and PJ's. The incredible cheer that erupted was…just amazing.
Chrissy Craighead was a major architect of Blue Q and we'll always remember her and and the lessons she taught us with a great fondness.
Thanks a Bunch!
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