I have 100's of photo's of Katy but the one at the top is my favorite.. That is so "US" ! We loved animals but mostly we loved dogs. We played that we WERE dogs.. We dressed up dogs, we trained dogs, she even named one of her dogs after me :)
Katy called my Grandma "Grandma". I think she also sometimes called my Mother Mama. She still has pictures of my Grandma up in her house. My grandma, mother and father and sister all loved Kay. She was and is a gem.
When we were just little girls we promised each other we would be each other's "Maid's of Honor" at our weddings.. She absolutely was mine but I had to bow out of hers and it broke my heart. I had a baby due on Nov 2 1961 and that's her anniversary. That baby who carries Kay's name was born on Nov 5, 1961. Kay was a beautiful Maid of honor in her lavender dress and halo of flowers. I was so proud that she was standing with me and so proud that our dream came true.
Kay lived with my Mom and Grandma and stepfather for a while after graduating. I think to be closer to her work or school or something.. But I know she stayed with them and I saw her a lot that year.
Kay and I went to different high schools and got married to men in the military and moved far far away from one another. But never ever have we lost touch or lost the love we have for each other. We still talk on the phone and of course email and whenever I'm out west we visit and she's come down here 2 or 3 times and we have visited. I remember her coming to Tupelo MS to my daughter, who is her name sake and getting to see her all grown up with her own little girl~
Now Kay and I are all grown up with grown up children and grandchildren. She's a much better friend then me because she never forgets any of my family on birthdays or Christmas. I have a problem remembering my own.. But I don't forget Kay's. This year I took my littlest grandson with me to pick out her present. I hope she loves it because Yummy thought it was just BOOTIFUL!
I truly could write a memoir about Kay and I. So I'll stop and just wish my friend, my dearest friend a Happy Birthday and pray that we will get to see each other again.
Here are Kay and I in 2006 when she visited. I wish I could go back to that day~
Notice who IS IN THE PICTURE!!!!!!!!!!!