|Hello Niece Maureen. I know you never met Caitlin, so
let me tell you about her. Tomorrow would have been her birthday, but
she died too soon.
Caitlin was funny, tough, irreverent, dedicated,
witty, blasphemous, and used up more energy in a day than most people do
in a week. She was loved, feared, and adored. She was uncompromising in
defense of the causes in which she believed and unrelenting in the
causes for which she fought.
Did I mention fearless? Caitlin ate bureaucrats for
lunch. She chopped up state legislators. She would tackle the governor
if he was not on her side and got in the way. If you've not done so
today, take a look at her home
page and check the Memorial
link. A few minutes reading some of the We
Remember You, Caitlin notes will tell you reams about her. Two
Freaky Chicks by her sister Tracy, I Knew She Cared by Steele Andrews,
The Dirty Woman Knew Caitlin by Kristin Morris are wildly different and
just three of the scores of remembrances by friends, relatives,
colleagues that always make me smile. Everyone of them is a wonderful
When someone close to you dies, it leaves an empty
the landscape of your life. Where that tree or spring or flower was is
now a silent, misty space. Caitlin's death left an empty space in so
many lives, including mine.
Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:52 pm