Carl and Kay were among my parents best friends. While I was completing high school in Independence I had a scholarship to Wm. Jewell College in Liberty, MO. During the summer right after graduation from Wm Chrisman HS, Carl encouraged me to consider Graceland. I told him I had not only enrolled in Wm Jewell but even picked out my room and roommate there and was reluctant to change my plans. He asked if I would consider at least one semester at Graceland and I reluctantly agreed and made a last minute application for admission to Graceland. Once there I became very involved in campus life and not only stayed through the "trial" semester, but continued through the 2 year program then offered at the "Junior College." During my sophomore year I was honored to be president of the student body and continued, after graduation to pursue a medical education and career. The critical decision to go to Graceland at the strong encouragement of Carl made a tremendous alteration in my later years and life. Though my parents passed some years ago, my 3 younger sisters and I have continued our contact with Carl and Kay over the years. His devout dedication, steady focus and great friendship and counsel have, I am sure, changed many lives for the better as it did mine.