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To: Jemian; Texas Termite; manna; Okies love Dubya 2; Fawnn; Harmless Teddy Bear; Kathy in Alaska; ...

Thank you for the thread, Jemian.

Thank you for the friendship we’ve all had, over the years, with Kay.


20 posted on 04/16/2007 3:19:35 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: Brad's Gramma; poppyseed

I don’t know quite what to say. I did not know Kayak. So many have written loving tributes to her. She is now on her way home. I wish her peace and may the family also find some solace in knowing that she soon will be in a better place.

Much love............


79 posted on 04/16/2007 5:50:42 PM PDT by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: kayak; poppyseed; Jemian

Words seem so inadequate right now.

kayak remains in my prayers, as do her family and friends.

God’s will isn’t always easy to understand, but we can find comfort and peace in the knowledge that He knows best.


87 posted on 04/16/2007 6:20:06 PM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and tshirtcollections.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: Brad's Gramma

BTTT


125 posted on 04/17/2007 2:55:27 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: kayak; poppyseed; Jemian; Brad's Gramma
Prayers for you and your family.


The Lighthouse

There's a lighthouse on the hillside that overlooks life's sea.
When I'm tossed it sends out a light that I might see.
And the light that shines in darkness now will safely lead me home,
If it wasn't for the lighthouse, my ship would sail no more.

And I thank God for The Lighthouse,
I owe my life to Him.
Jesus is The Lighthouse and from the rocks of sin,
He has shown the light around me, so that I might clearly see.
If it wasn't for The Lighthouse,
Where would this ship be?

Everyone that lives around us, says tear that old lighthouse down,
The big ships don't sail this way anymore,
ain't no use in it standing round.
But then my mind goes back to that stormy night,
when just in time I saw the light
With the light from that old lighthouse, that stands there on the hill.

And I thank God for The Lighthouse,
I owe my life to Him.
Jesus is The Lighthouse and from the rocks of sin,
He has shown the light around me,
so that I might clearly see.
If it wasn't for The Lighthouse,
Where would this ship be?


139 posted on 04/17/2007 10:28:58 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ God Bless and Protect Our Brave Protectors of Freedom~)
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To: Brad's Gramma; kayak; Jemian; poppyseed; daisyscarlett; All
Daisyscarlett and I profiled Kay at The Finest on September 6, 2002 - I haven't read every post on this thread, but it seems fitting to repost it here. She has been one of the nicest and finest people I've 'met' here. May God be with Kay's family, as I know He has been with her through it all.

Kayak ~ One of FR's Finest September 6, 2002


ONE OF FR'S FINEST

"kayak"
Freeper since 2-13-99
Gastonia NC

"kayak doesn't kayak"

kayak's screen name is a play on her real name. When she first joined FR in early 1999 (after lurking for months), she was still skeptical and wanted a very neutral screen name. In her words-"I succeeded beyond my wildest imagination ..... I am often assumed to be male .... and from time to time get FReepmails asking about the sport of kayaking, which I know absolutely nothing about ...... LOL!"

"Getting to know you..."

Kayak is a beautiful Christian woman. She has been married to her "Prince Charming" for nearly 36 years and is the mother of two and the grandmother of two (four year-old boy and three year-old girl). She has lived in NC all her life, except for one brief period when she moved to GA for about seven months. Most of her life she has lived in eastern NC, only moving to the Charlotte area nine years ago.



Kayak visits many threads but her favorite "hang-outs" on FR are the America-The Right Way! thread (where each night she posts a link to the thread from the day before and breakfast for the early birds the next morning), The "Dose", and the Pray for Bush thread, (on which she has participated since it began in September 2000). She also makes it a point to bump the FReepathon threads as much as possible.

"A couple of fun freeps"

During the 2000 campaign, Dick and Lynne Cheney visited Charlotte and kayak was among the crowd that went to the airport to meet them. Their appearance was brief and she didn't get a chance to shake their hands or speak to them but she was thrilled with the opportunity to see them. NB: She is a Cheney Chick (going back to his days as SecDef under GHWB) as well as a Bush Babe.

In April of 2001, when the media were really down on President Bush and he didn't enjoy the popularity across the nation that he now does, he visited NC and was scheduled to appear at a school in a small town north of Charlotte. Kayak and FReeper Carolinamom decided to go, knowing that they wouldn't get a chance to see anything but a glimpse of the Presidential motorcade on the way to the school. But they felt it was important to let him know that he had their support. So they made some posters and waited at an intersection out in the boondocks. When the motorcade came by and turned right in front of them, the President not only waved as he went by but then turned around and waved out the back window, giving them the three-fingered W sign! They waited for over an hour for the return trip and were rewarded with another glimpse and another wave!

It happened to be the day that the President was able to announce that the crew of the reconnaisance plane held captive in China was to be released and he was able to talk personally to the parents of one of the crewmen who was from Charlotte.

"In her own words..."

"I'm just a dedicated FReeper who is extremely patriotic and a cheerleader for all the talented and dedicated people here. While many threaten to leave the forum, I insist that they will have to drag me away screaming while trying to get the white coat on me ....... LOL!"

"I think this thread is a grand idea, especially in view of all the negativism on FR lately. It helps us to realize just how many good people are here and how much they are accomplishing."

"You're special"

Kayak brings sunshine with her to every thread she visits. She is, indeed, a cheerleader and her positive attitude is something to be emulated. Her posts are well thought out, she "keeps up" with the events and times and is articulate, wry and well respected.

She has been extremely helpful to this thread, A Few of FR's Finest, from its inception-sending us notes of encouragement as well as making some very useful suggestions on FReepers to be acknowledged on this thread.

Kayak, we think you are GRAND!!!

CONGRATULATIONS

YOU ARE ONE OF FR'S FINEST





144 posted on 04/17/2007 2:24:11 PM PDT by Billie
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