Sunday, March 27, 2011

Katie's 90th

Over 250 Alaskans honored one of Alaska's most vital political and equal rights icons Sunday at the train depot in Palmer Alaska. We honored former State Representative and Chief Clerk of the Alaska Constitutional Convention, Katie Hurley. She turned 90 this week. I saw and spoke with friends there I hadn't seen in five, ten - even 20 - years. So many smiles and hugs. Here are some images:

The cake:

The crowd:

Leading Alaska's Flag:

Singing Alaska's Flag:

Accompanying Alaska's Flag:

Howard and Vic - along with Katie, two of Alaska's preeminent freethinkers:

David and Kit - having a good time:


Aussie Blue Sky said...

Alaska's Sweetheart, indeed.

Many, many happy returns.

Kellie Davis said...

I adored the pictures of her that they flashed on the screen-- she is living an amazing life!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Phil.

Rich Moore said...

It's like George Washington still being alive. She was there at the birth of the state. I hope she has many mire birthdays!

MsC said...

Phil, On Monday, Bob and I made a special trip over to Katie's to show her and David your wonderful blog of her birthday. I wrote a comment, but it doesn't appear -- you can tell I'm not too computer savvy. Your pictures are simply marvelous, and of course, Katie wants a copy of each of them. Such good work! Love and shalom, Carolyn