50 is the new Young

Miz Kathy Young, that is

Forever Kathy Young

Long-time Summit Station Skipper turned Kangerlussuaq Queen, the transcendent Kathy Young, celebrated the big L last weekend, and several of us from PFS travelled to Prescott to witness and document the achievement.  

Kathy began her celebration in the morning with 50 sun salutations.  

Yep, 50. Sun salutations. That's Roman numeral L.

The party had many Young touches. The honoree wrote thank you notes to her guests ahead of time, not for presents, but for the gift of their presence in her life.  


Partygoers grazed on homemade sushi and danced. They viewed a photo display showing Kathy’s career supporting NSF science at the ends of the earth and shared many a favorite Kathy story.

Kathy and "bi-polar" friends Anne Vick, Kelly Nevins Lawson, Andrea Isgro-James

PFSers Robin Abbott and Kyli Olson

And they wore feather boas, of course:

Kathy and Kyli

The party may now be over, but you can still send Kathy birthday greetings. Click here.

As for us at field notes, we think the occasion calls for some Bob Dylan lyrics:

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young

(‘Course, the Joan Baez cover is best, no offense)



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