It is with devoted sadness and remembrance I received the news of Kristine’s passing. I have known Kristine and husband John for 40+ years, and during that time my affection for them and their animals gave me great non contradictory joy. Her passing is a call for valuing life’s casual and varying diversity. We are all reminded that
“Living is no laughing matter:
one must live with seriousness
like a squirrel, for example—
I mean without looking for something beyond and above living,
I mean living must be your whole life.”
I am a better person having known and worked with Kris, May God bless her family and animals, as she has blessed us remaining the living.
Dr Marvin E Smith