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May. 30, 2002, 07:41 PM
The May 31 COTH (now available on line) has Kate's obituary in In The Country (http://www.chronofhorse.com/in_the_country.html). Thanks to whoever helped to make this possible.

May. 30, 2002, 07:41 PM
The May 31 COTH (now available on line) has Kate's obituary in In The Country (http://www.chronofhorse.com/in_the_country.html). Thanks to whoever helped to make this possible.

May. 30, 2002, 07:49 PM
YAY CK! Everyone is proud of you sweety! We love you.

May. 30, 2002, 07:51 PM

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then give up. No use being a damned fool about it" -W.C. Fields

May. 30, 2002, 07:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tin:

"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then give up. No use being a damned fool about it" -W.C. Fields<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

me too. That was a really nice write up to whom ever did.

"I don't patronize bunny rabbits!" -Heathers
*Nothing is foolproof to a talented fool.*

May. 30, 2002, 07:58 PM
*sniff* too.

"I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing..." Thomas Jefferson

May. 30, 2002, 07:59 PM
We miss you Cactuskate /infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

May. 30, 2002, 08:05 PM
I wish I could have met her.

May. 30, 2002, 08:28 PM
/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif where everyone shuffled still hugging over to the tissue box /infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Here's to Cactuskate! I'm glad I knew you.


"Always look on the bright side of life, de doo, de doo de doo de doo"

May. 30, 2002, 08:28 PM
Cactuskate is awesome. You guys are awesome. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

~Erin B #1
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"...unfortunately, it's my opinion that matters." -Erin

May. 30, 2002, 08:34 PM
/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif SNIFFF SNIFF /infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif That lady was absolutely wonderful and that article was fantastic

~*Sticks and stones may break my bones, but whips and spurs excite me!*~

May. 30, 2002, 09:22 PM
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May the horse be with you -Harvey Pack May you be with the horse - My last trainer

May. 30, 2002, 09:24 PM
When I click on it, I see the article from May 24.... /infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

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May. 30, 2002, 09:24 PM
How come when I try to look, I only get the May 24th stuff??!!?? /infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

May. 30, 2002, 09:26 PM
Kathy Havens

Kathy Havens of Yuma, Ariz., died at her home on April 14 after a five-month battle with cancer. She was 51.

Mrs. Havens was born in Corvallis, Ore., and attended the University of Oregon in Eugene. In the 1970s and early �80s, she showed successfully in Oregon with her Thoroughbred adult-amateur hunter, Clownin�.

Mrs. Havens always valued the principles of dressage and incorporated them into her hunt seat riding, attending several clinics with Charles de Kunffy.

Mrs. Havens took a break from riding for several years while living in Tucson, Ariz., Nashville, Tenn., and Norcross, Ga., and working in the window-covering business. She moved to Yuma, Ariz., in the late �80s, and returned to riding, concentrating on dressage. After a frustrating three years with a horse who proved to be a poor match, she traded him for another Thoroughbred�a 3-year-old gelding she named Life Is Good, or �Bud��in 1998.

After her diagnosis with stomach cancer last November, Mrs. Havens continued to ride (unbeknownst to her doctors), even while undergoing chemotherapy treatments�she just rigged up a backpack to carry the small oxygen tanks she needed when doing anything exerting.

Mrs. Havens was also an active participant on the Chronicle�s Internet bulletin board, under the moniker �Cactuskate,� and she shared the news of her diagnosis�and how the horses helped keep her going.

Cindy Hale, a freelance journalist and author from Corona, Calif., noticed Mrs. Havens� posts on the bulletin board, and asked to interview her about her passion for horses, as part of a potential book project collecting similar stories.

�Her strength of spirit was expressed in her undying love of horses, even during her illness,� Hale said. �As a writer, I wanted to document this part of her, because she was so filled, not only with a passion for horses, but a passion for life.�

Mrs. Havens told Hale, �When I get on the horse, the view from up there is fantastic. When I�m up on Bud�s back, I�m not sick.�

She is survived by her husband, Gary; mother Lorna Wilson, of Lebanon, Ore., father Al Latham, of Bend, Ore., and sister Judy Adams, of Eugene, Ore.

Her family and friends are hoping to establish a perpetual award in her honor, to be given at a dressage event, enabling the recipient to pursue training for a certain period of time.

Members of the Chronicle�s bulletin board also took up a collection for �Cactuskate,� and contributed more than $2,000, part of which will be used for a memorial ad in the Chronicle, with the rest going to charity.

The family has requested that any donations be made to the Hospice of Yuma, 1824 S. Eighth Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364.


Just keep kicking

May. 30, 2002, 09:35 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Duffy:
How come when I try to look, I only get the May 24th stuff??!!?? /infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'm glad I'm not the only one...I thought I was going crazy.

Thanks for posting the article Ms.Rid.

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May. 30, 2002, 11:30 PM
That was perfect. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Though I must say that I am also sniffling.

Was there also a picture in COTH?


May. 31, 2002, 05:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>posted by daytimedrama:
That was a really nice write up to whom ever did.

I think the credit goes to Erin. Thanks, Erin.

May. 31, 2002, 05:43 AM

May. 31, 2002, 05:54 AM
Wow, I am speechless... very moving

May. 31, 2002, 06:04 AM
I just know she's smiling down on us. Wish I could have met her, she sounds so special.

"I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship."
-Louisa May Alcott

May. 31, 2002, 06:29 AM
That's wonderful.

You did a really nice job, Erin.

May. 31, 2002, 06:48 AM
"When I'm up on Bud's back, I'm not sick."

May. 31, 2002, 07:24 AM
Aw, thanks LaurieB. Merry gets credit too... she gave me all the good quotes. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

For those wondering about the ad status... LisaMarie has a mockup and is working on copy. (Ug, LM, I forgot to get back to you about the copy... un momento!)

I deposited all the checks from BBers last week. Sorry it took me a while, but I wanted to do them all at once.

May. 31, 2002, 07:31 AM
Kudos to you, Cactuskate, for a life well-lived. /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

"Out of my mind. Back in five minutes."

Pixie Dust
May. 31, 2002, 07:35 AM
And now I am crying. That was very nice.

Superheroes of the universe, unite!


May. 31, 2002, 07:41 AM
Could our extra money go to the award her family wants to establish for rider education?

May. 31, 2002, 07:50 AM
The award is just in the concept phase right now, AM... I had asked about it, but I don't think they're ready for a donation.

May. 31, 2002, 09:58 AM
So now I'm singing that Madonna song "Vogue" in my head, but have changed the words ...

Lauren, Katherine
Lana too

Thank you, Erin, for making this happen, and an extra big hug and kiss to my dear friend Merry, whose eloquence has me in floods.

May. 31, 2002, 10:50 AM
Hey, back at ya', girlfriend. /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

How could I have known that when I first logged on to this BB I would've crossed paths with someone like Kathy who, in such a relatively short time, affected me so much?

I'm sure many of the BB'ers feel the same way. Shows how much one life can affect so many people in a positive way. /infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

"I generally avoid temptation... Unless I can't resist it." - Mae West