(Sounds like the beginning of a horror movie, doesn’t it?) … I had come to the obituary page, and there, halfway up the lefthand column, was my name.
My whole name.
Katherine. … A. … Emmons.
Plain as day.
At first, I just sat there, half awake, feeling creepy and struggling to verify that the person in print in front of me was, in fact, not me.
Nope. Not me. As in the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail , “Not dead yet.”
Then I wondered, how many Katherine A. Emmons’ there are, actually …
According to Google, there are 18 individuals named Katherine Emmons on the professional networking site LinkedIn (and 14 more that incorrectly spell their names with a “C”). A few notables:
- Katherine Emmons Force Spencer (1891-1948) was a Christian missionary in the Philippines and prominent in Newport, Rhode Island society
- Katherine Emmons is a scholar and writer in San Diego. She is chair of several dissertation committees and writes children’s books in her spare time which include “Thunder and Lightening” (an adaptation of the animated movie Cars), and Ratatouilli (an adaptation of the animated movie of the same name — I loved that movie, btw)
- Katherine Emmons (the one in the paper this morning) was a loving mother, sister and grandmother who passed away peacefully surrounded by family … (She would have been 78 on January 4, 2012). R.I.P.
- Katherine Emmons … me (alive and kicking; shown below) … a brilliant concept development strategist, writer, and all around alive gal (did I mention that I was still alive?)
The Take-Away: In my search, I found one more Katherine Emmons worth noting … she goes by Katie Emmons (the name Katie has a nice, snappy ring to it) and she’s an interior designer in Charlotte, North Carolina. The tag line on her very nicely designed website reads:
“Love where you live … Live what you love”
I like that, and will add a third sentiment — “Love that you live!”