Monday, July 10, 2017

Kathleen Fox McCall --- R.I.P.

We always got along with Kathy  ---  for a very long time  ---  and now she's gone


Galewyn always "GOT" Kathy,  and Kathy never "GOT" Galewyn, even a little bit  ---  More often than not, she forgot Galewyn Massey's name completely


Kathy always thought Marty Golden was tops, Kathy was never a Baker Street Irregular,  and sometimes she'd even ask,  "What are you doing on that computer now ?"  Nonetheless, she more than most made it all possible.....


Lots of people will miss Kathy Fox McCall,  but none as much as we at "The Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead" will  ---  AND THAT'S A FACT.....

 




6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jim, so sorry for your loss. Please let everyone know when the wake will be.

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss.

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE "ARRANGEMENTS" EDITION

THE WAKE FOR KATHLEEN FOX MC CALL WILL BE AT THE MC LAUGHLIN & SONS FUNERAL HOME LOCATED AT 9620 THIRD AVENUE, BROOKLYN NY 11209 --- AT 5-9 PM THURSDAY EVENING

A MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL FOR KATHY WILL BE CELEBRATED AT ST. ANSELM'S CHURCH AT THE CORNER OF FOURTH AVENUE & 82ND STREET, BROOKLYN NY 11209 --- AT 9:45 AM FRIDAY MORNING

Gatemouth said...

Eileen Dugan taught me that the proper behavior at an Irish wake was to shake the bereaved's hand and say "So sorry for your troubles." She followed that advice by muttering "such a warm people."

Being Jewish; I prefer to say "May her memory be a blessing." Although I am sure it already is.

Be strong, my friend.

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE: THE "TREMENDOUS OUTPOURING" EDITION

In addition to many family, friends and business associates, several members of the two main factions of Brooklyn Republican political establishment, one City Council candidate and several Democrat activists turned out to attend Kathleen Fox McCall's wake on Thursday evening.

Even Gatemouth was in the house at McLoughlin's for a while, part of a contingent that spends many of its days on or near the various benches of the Brooklyn Courts. Reflecting a bit of what he said in his comment above, the gate man did say to Kathy's husband both of the following: "So sorry for your troubles...." and "May her memory be a blessing...."

A similar outpouring of love and respect for Kathy and those close to her continued to be manifest Friday morning at the funeral Mass at Saint Anselm's, with many folks even continuing on to attend the final blessings in the light rain at the graveside in the "Locust Grove" section of The Green-Wood Cemetery.

We are moved; and as has happened a lot lately, words again fail us in expressing our gratitude.

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE & BACKFILL: THE “KNOCKO MINIHAN’S WAKE” EDITION

THERE WERE MORE THAN A FEW POLITICOS DOING THEIR POLITICAL THING AT THE WAKE FOR KATHY MC CALL ON THURSDAY EVENING

IT CERTAINLY WASN’T ANYTHING ON THE SCALE OF THE “KNOCKO MINIHAN WAKE” SCENE IN “THE LAST HURRAH” BUT AT LEAST FOR A FEW MOMENTS AND A COUPLE OF PLACES AROUND THE ROOM IT WAS REMINISCENT OF THAT EPISODE


We at the “Brooklyn Independent GOP Fountainhead” are just about ready to ease back into some politics, so will use this comment as a segue into something that is at least pointed somewhat in that direction.

At the wake for Kathy Fox McCall several people of the political sort rearranged the ranks and files of the viewing chairs to facilitate their own little klatch for some quality face time with some of the other politically oriented mourners.

Frankly, it was the Democrats who did things right out there for all the world to see [by and large the Dems seemed much less awkward and far more at home in the Irish wake setting than did their Republican counterparts, who tended to converse standing up and a little apart from the other less politically minded mourners].

In any case, when Gatemouth broke away from two of the insurgent Kings County Democrats who are running for judge this year, Kathy’s husband quickly pidgeon-holed him, and quipped that he hadn't really expected to see a “Last Hurrah” scene being played out at McLoughlin’s.

Without missing a beat, the Gatester launched into a dissertation on the “Knocko Minihan Wake” scene from the John Ford movie version of the Edwin O’Connor story about Boston Irish politics. Then Gatemouth opined without prompting that he was glad that he got to meet with “Candidate ‘X’ for Judge” and that they could talk like gentlemen, because if Candidate ‘X’ for Judge’s campaign manager had been there, it could have quickly degenerated into a rancorous display. Kathy’s husband quickly acknowledged his relief that no such scene had happened, and hopefully were not likely to occur during the remains of the evening.

On the GOP side of things, everything was quite decorous, although sometimes admittedly awkward. However, as the luck of the Irish would have it, Craig Eaton and Marty Golden each paid their respects to Kathy at different, widely separated moments on Thursday evening.

I'm sure Kathy found the whole of the show going on around her quite amusing.