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Thanks for the Memories (For Katie Couric)
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Wednesday, May 31, 2006
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I love the Today Show; Karen, who hates the news with a purple passion, paid Katie the ultimate compliment--she cried during her farewell segment. I got "lumpy eyed," too. Goodbye, Katie, and God bless; good luck in your new venture.

You were there every morning,
faithful like my morning
cup of coffee,
reporting the breaking news
with compassion and great
You believed you could change the world, and
did; from personal loss, a
beacon of hope;
saving others from the same
heartache that you went through,
a lifesaver.
Through the seriousness of the news,
you could let down your hair and
have fun - I'll miss
your smile and 'specially
that wonderful giggle,
and the special bond you shared, not just
with your co-workers, but with
all of us who began
our day ... Today.
Today won't be the same without you.

And now that you embark on a new
adventure, know that our hearts
are with you as we wish
you sad good-byes:
enjoy the time off; the news will be
there, as it always has been ...
we'll watch in September
when you return.

(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 6/2/2006
A lovely, caring tribute, so very well done!
Love, B&R
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/1/2006
A lovely tribute well-shared, Karla. Merci. Amour et paix à toi, ton ami de la C-B, Canada,

Reviewed by Cynth'ya 6/1/2006
She meant a lot to people. . . part of their daily work day routine.
Katie and Hillary in 2008. . . perhaps!
blessin's and (((hugs))),
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 5/31/2006
A lovely tribute to a gracious lady, Karla...
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 5/31/2006
She's a courageous woman, to overcome the loss of her husband
and still be a beacon of cheer to all.
Heartwarming tribute, Karla.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 5/31/2006
Thanks for sharing!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by F William Broome 5/31/2006
Katie has my vote! For what, you ask?
Any damn thing she wants or runs for!

Thanks for writing this. I saw moch of the four hours.
- Bill
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/31/2006
Beautiful heart touching tribute!
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 5/31/2006
I didn't watch the today show, not really a Morning person, but I did like Katie Couric
God Bless
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/31/2006
Not my favorite person, Karla, but you sure did give her a nice sendoff.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 5/31/2006
This is a sweet and beautiful tribute to Katie, who obviously meant a lot to you in starting your mornings off on the right foot !
We wish her well for her new future
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/31/2006

As much as I LOVE the news (NOT!), I sure did love watching the Today Show; and it had a lot to do with Katie Couric. She brought to the madness of the world, a sense of class and opportunity for fun and healing. Beautiful tribute to a woman who will be missed by millions on the Today Show; it will not be the same without Katie!! God bless her, and God bless the Today Show in its future without Katie! Very well written!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn. :( >tears <
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 5/31/2006
Katie was like a member of the family in the mornings while I rushed round getting ready for work. I didn't watch her as much as I listened to her. I'll miss her huge smile and the character she had while reporting the news. This is a lovely tribute to a great newswoman.
Love and peace,
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/31/2006
An icon indeed, it seems odd that she will change format now, but we all must grow and persue our dreams. I suppose no one would be happy doing only one thing in their lifetime, so I bid her farewell and best of luck in her new venture. Nice tribute, Karla.
Take care,

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