Dear Mr. and Mrs. Scales,
My heart ached when Ty called this morning and I heard the news of Kim's passing. Though not unexpected, the final word was still felt as a blow.
Kim was a vibrant, talented, caring woman and dearly loved by everyone whose life she touched. But for me, she was even more. She was a rare and cherished friend.
So many precious memories from the short 35 years we have known each other. A friendship fueled by lively conversation (Mary Magdalene and Jesus, I maintain....); her jaws getting tight (cause I wouldn't act right);big belly laughs, all smiles, eyes shut; background music of James Cleveland, Luther Vandross and Bob Marley; chicken curry and anything chocolate; six sons, and two grandsons; young mothers "Look-N Like Hoochie Mamas” and fathers with their pants on the ground need the village more than ever; the follies of the Bush dynasty and watching the "revolution" on television with the elections of Harold Washington and Barack Obama;brainstorming on sermons at 3 AM, and her faith.
I will miss my friend.
With affection and deepest condolences.