I met Kay many years ago in SC Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). When I was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for CEC, I was thrilled to know that I would be there along with Kay. It was kind of exciting to know our national board actually had 2 members from South Carolina. It is there where I really got to know Kay a lot of better. She was always pushing me to expand my horizons and loved to celebrate my successes.
I can’t tell you of a time when we were together that we didn’t spend the time gabbing and laughing. Whenever people were around her, she filled their lives with laughter. Kay was always telling the most interesting and funny stories and I couldn’t wait to hear more. If you ever needed something, she would be there to give a helping hand.
At any national or state convention I attended, Kay always went out of the way to include my husband and me in any group happenings she would gather up. We loved joining her group for dinner or an adventure. In Salt Lake City we all went out to dinner at a place that had just cleaned up from a snow avalanche! In Charleston one evening, she took a group of us to this fantastic seafood place on Bowen Island (which looked sketchy if you didn’t know the place. In fact, I heard the music of Deliverance in the back of my head!)
Kay, you were a dear friend and I will truly miss you! The world was a better place because you were in it!
Original photo by Pat Hensley