In Memory of Kathryn Skatula  
Kathryn Skatula was a friend who was in Splendora with me. She passed away last week from ALS. It progressed shockingly quickly. Last month, I had the honor of reuniting with the cast and getting to sing songs from the score for her in her home. It is a memory I will cherish.

Here are a few pics of her from Splendora:I'm sure she would have appreciated me posting this picture looking up her nose.

Pretending to be happy for me.

When we went to her house last month, we sang a ton of songs and then at the end, she tells us (through her tubes and breathing apparatus) we didn't sing "Miss Crepe Myrtle," her song (it was a silly pageant winning song). So we jumped up and sang it like idiots, and afterward she looked at us and said, "I was just kidding."

God, she was so funny, I couldn't look at her onstage for fear of her cracking me up.

We were told that one of her last words was "cocktail." Nice.

Kathryn looking faux-horrified at our tomfoolery.

I went to her funeral on Monday, and all I can say about it is I hope I can be that inspiring, that loved, that cared for when I go. Her sense of humor, warmth, and grace stayed with her to the very end.


I am so sorry to hear this- she was a fantastic performer and it sounds like she was an even better human being. My heart goes out to you and al of her friends and family.

By Blogger tifanie, at Wednesday, August 27, 2008 7:02:00 PM  

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