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I feel that the short bio entered for Kay considerably understated his accomplishments, and I am sure I didn't know but a fraction of them. Kay was a "one off" type of guy. He would sit in some classes doodling math problems but ignoring what he was supposed to be doing. Most of us were not aware of his intellectual firepower until he was announced as one of the five! National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists from our class. For those who may have forgotten, that number of winners placed MHS Class of '58 among the highest ranks of all of the High Schools Clases in the US; I believe it was the highest number of winners for any High School in the entire West. The other winners from MHS were Nolan Clark, Lance Taylor, Joan Ream and Linda Crane. Cudos to them. Kay was the surprise to me as he didn't push himself very hard in High School and didn't come out with particularly high grades. As a consequence he wasn't accpepted at some of the Name schools but ultimately matriculated at Tulane in New Orleans. I lost track of him from there so if any of the readers of this note can add to the post college career of Kay please do. Kay certainly marched to a different drummer but I respected and liked him a lot. He was a credit to his family. Larry Grimes, March 6, 2019.
Loved Linda Crane. Shared school experiences with her at MHS and some with her Mom and Dad. Wish I had spent more time with her post schooling. Understood from a distance what an outstanding intellectual/artist she was. So sad for all of us when she lost that cancer battle. I sort of felt hopeless when that happened as I didn't even know her kids, nor former spouses due to my remote locations. I certainly believe that I will be able to make up for my misfortune in the next existence, whatever that is. I hope so. Larry Grmes
PS If any of her kids see this please know that Linda marched to her own tune and was outstanding!