Last year when we were going through all the Progressive nonsense, there was a hashtag going on Twitter, #katiefisher, and people were using it to pass around updates about how the news battle was going and to give Progressive grief (for which grief I will be eternally grateful to you all).
It occurred to me then that even though so many people were working so hard for Katie and me and my family, we weren’t really talking much about her and her life. So I sort of jacked the #katiefisher tag and put up some tweets about my memories of Katie. One of those was about all the cookies that she mailed to me when I was away at school.
It was that tweet that inspired Porter and Kim Mason to suggest to me that we should memorialize Katie by seeing how many cookies we could get sent around between people who love each other.
Part of the reason that I was and am so excited to be working on Katie Fisher Day is that I want to remember Katie, and I want y’all to remember her too.
Everyone has again worked so hard to make Katie Fisher Day 2013 happen, and it means so much to me because it is a very Katie kind of day. She would have jumped all over this.
Hopefully the joy of the day is between the people baking cookies and the people receiving cookies, all of us enjoying their happiness. I won’t take this day to re-eulogize Katie or to try to put me and her in between you and the folks that you love.
Everyone should know, though, that by getting involved and baking and reaching out to your loved ones, you’re remembering Katie the best way possible— by doing for each other the things that she did for me and everyone around her.
OK, finally got me. I’m tearing up.