My heart is bursting with a combination of grief and gratitude. Kenny Rankin made a huge impact on my heart. We grew up listening to his albums in the late '60s and early '70s; our mom Joanna was deeply moved by his singing. I think of these songs as part of the soundtrack of growing up.
Years later when my mom was struggling with stage four breast cancer, she and I had the wonderful opportunity to hear Kenny Rankin live, at the Hopkins Center for the Arts in Hopkins, MN. This was around 1999 or 2000. That evening is etched in my memory. My mom (who died a year later) was SO alive that night. She was like a schoolgirl with a crush: waving, calling out Kenny's name, singing along, blushing, laughing, even standing up to applaud. She was in heaven.
Which is "where" Kenny will live now, and I thank him for every song and laugh shared over the years.
Brina Rood Edmonds, WA