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October 13, 2006 |
Post to the Host:
Kate Mackenzie dropped from sight like into an unknown cave. Where is she, what has she been doing since she left the show? Why never a guest appearance as with many your stalwarts?
Thanks for any word or words.
Kate is a woman of mystery who follows strong internal leanings that may have to do with the tides or the phases of the moon. We're not sure. She married a retired teacher and bicycling fanatic named Buck Seeger and moved to Oregon. We're still friends but she has resisted all pleas for a return performance, most recently on the season opener in St. Paul in September, which she attended and sat on stage, not thirty feet from a microphone, but made me promise I wouldn't haul her up to sing. So I didn't. She is not in a federal bluegrass protection program or in a hostage situation, so far as I can tell. She seems very happy in retirement. We all miss her terribly.