Vern Criner

Friendship goes beyond boundaries of expectation

September 13, 2012 // 0 Comments

Julie Carr shows off the giant bedcover she crocheted for her friend at Richter Place. Last week’s Squire story about Julie Carr, general friend of all who really showed her true colors by creating a truly enormous bedcover for her new acquaintance Vern Criner, was missing one key thing: a picture of the quilt she crocheted. See these two pictures including the [...]

Rockford woman a repeat offender in random acts of kindness

September 6, 2012 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA At age 64, Vern Criner is “the baby here” at Richter Place Apartments, a fair housing complex for residents age 62 and older. Julie Carr, 74, is his senior by 10 years. When she heard that the relative newcomer to the complex wished he had a bedspread, she sprang into action. With arthritis gloves to keep her hands warm and ward off cramping, Carr spent [...]