Letter: Remembering Stella Cruz
I was so sad to hear of Stella Cruz’s passing. What a loss for the valley, City Market and especially her family.
I think I speak for many by saying what a pleasure shopping with her was. In these oh so difficult times, it is hard to find someone as pleasant as her. You could count on being greeted with her easy-going, kind heartedness to help finish off the shopping chore. Never ever did I see her in a bad mood. She just made me smile. No matter how bad the pickings in the produce aisle were, she’d laugh with me at the limp kale.
I thought of her as a friend, and she made me feel more as a friend than just a customer. We were all pretty lucky to have her in our lives. There’s a vacant spot for her loss right now. I don’t think there are many others who have made so many feel so special for each brief moment. Man, so sad. I — we — will miss her.
Thanks, little valley, for letting us live in the same area with someone so nice — and thanks City Market for letting us visit her all these years.