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Old 02-07-2013, 09:32 AM   #41
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It also took me awhile to compose what I had wanted to say for such a considerable influence in my life. Even though I have posted my initial thoughts, I can't stop thinking about her yet now. I find myself thinking of her every time I tweak a kern pair or try to scale a word to fit in. Everything I do in tweaking type makes me think of her. I think, "Would KT approve?" But I like it that way, maybe one could even say she haunts my thoughts. I don't ever want to forget what a monumental influence she was on my skills as a graphic designer. I went from "just a traditional print layout designer" to a true well-rounded designer who tried to do right by the type that was so much of my design and layout. I continue to miss her and hope she continues to stay in the forefront of my thoughts.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #42
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Awww man, sad news indeed! Have not been here for a long while. However, thought I'd show my respects here! Never had the pleasure of meeting her, but came across Kathleen's name in an old book I came across called "The best of the Desktop Publishing Forum on Compuserve".

An interesting read that led me to this site several years ago. RiP!
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Old 12-01-2014, 12:26 PM   #43
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The last time I conversed with Kathleen was June, 2008, in one of our private messages dealing with life events. I loved this woman with a heart of gold, someone who so quickly made me feel right at home at CompuServe's DTP forum. Many times when under a deadline and facing a "crisis" of a layout problem or font issue, or whatever, she saved the day, adding her famous "Relax and have some cheese and wine." <s>

I was stunned to learn today of her passing as I haven't been here since 2008. I just read the remaining private messages, confirming her warmth, empathy, and cheerfulness in spite of her illnesses. I'll treasure them. My DTP business was made easier to learn thanks to her and others for the advice and welcoming spirit.

Rest in peace dear woman. And thank you for being who you were for me and so many others.

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The last time I conversed with Kathleen was June, 2008, in one of our private messages dealing with life events. I loved this woman with a heart of gold, someone who so quickly made me feel right at home at CompuServe's DTP forum. Many times when under a deadline and facing a "crisis" of a layout problem or font issue, or whatever, she saved the day, adding her famous "Relax and have some cheese and wine." <s>

I was stunned to learn today of her passing as I haven't been here since 2008. I just read the remaining private messages, confirming her warmth, empathy, and cheerfulness in spite of her illnesses. I'll treasure them. My DTP business was made easier to learn thanks to her and others for the advice and welcoming spirit.

Rest in peace dear woman. And thank you for being who you were for me and so many others.
Thanks for dropping by and posting, Barbara. It's been a few months since I last re-read this thread, and it is good to have your thoughts added to those of Kathleen's other online friends.

   
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Kathleen certainly was well loved. <s>
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Amen.
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A bittersweet thread that bears reviving and rereading every now and then. I am reminded of Kathleen often at odd moments - some simple, everyday thing will bring her back to me unexpectedly.

   
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Old 12-03-2014, 10:12 AM   #48
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I feel exactly the same way. Of course, whenever I use a tip or procedure she taught me or anything DTP specific I learned from her posts or the old MacPrePress newsletter I think of her. I'm amazed at how often that is. Or when I hear from any of you forum folks on my Facebook page... I always think of KT. She was great. I am so happy her legacy still is so strong.
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