Sunday I learned that a dear sweet friend had passed away during December due to a stroke. This sweet lady who was so smart and efficient, was just a great friend who had encouraged me ever since I began to write Chocolate castles. She would aways tell me how much she enjoyed reading the blog and made several recipes from time to time. During the 15 or so years that I was blessed to know her, she and I began a joke of calling her Ms Green Beans. She would sign her emails Ms GB and that’s how I addressed correspondence to her. To be honest, I can’t truly remember the story of how she became Ms GB! For years when I was up at church all the time, I made sure to go by her office and take what I had brought up to church to share! She would always tell me “oh Trudy, I shouldn’t have that! I’ll put it in my drawer and take it home to Bill”. But when I passed back by on the way out, there seemed to always be a napkin out on her desk with half of the goodie already gone! I would just shake my head at her and smile and say “ poor Bill. He’s not going to get a bite of that, is he?” She was just one of those people who was like everyone’s grandmother. She loved the Lord and she loved the church. Ms Green Beans, you will be missed and one day, we will sit and share a big plate of green beans and I’ll bring the goodies!!! Gladys Heaton, you blessed so so many lives! So thankful for the memories I have with you!