A sad aside while we are celebrating our enormous good fortune and new family member.
Kay Kirk passed away last night. My mom let me know earlier today and it really rocked my day. I understand Kay had been ill and in the hospital for the last few days or so.
The Kirks are great friends of my family and have been since I was a kid. There were alway three Kirk kids, Mitch, Brian and Susie to three Topliff kids–each of us alternating one year apart in High School. We took many family trips together, fishing, water skiing and other fun things that defined my childhood. I cannot look back on these memories without seeing Kay and Russell’s faces and their voices on the CB radio as we tooled down the road towards Lake Berryessa or Clear Lake. They didn’t make our wedding as Russell died of lung cancer just prior to our wedding and didn’t see Kay until the memorial.
In this crazy, wonderful time of ours, I would like to channel some of those good thoughts out there to Mitch, Brian and Suze.
I can’t help thinking about how Kay and Grace must have passed in the hall somewhere out there.