"And Mom, I've said this for years and I hope you’ll believe it tonight. The strength I have came from you because of your unconditional love. You and Dad showered me with so many compliments and praise, that I felt I could do anything. Thank you for that. You’re the best."
"Mom and Dad C., you too have stepped in whenever we needed you and I know you’ll continue to be there. You’re awesome parents to me."
From the letter that Karen wrote to be read at her Memorial Mass, 8/28/2001
In her white Ludlow Centennial dress, 1964.
Easter with Dad, 1963. Karen was 5 months old.
Karen, age 4
Karen at 6 Months Old
Karen's Third Grade School Picture
Karen with Mom, Dad and Tom Carns at Tommy Carns First Communion, 2000.
Karen with Dad and Tom Carns on the links in Ireland, June 2000.
Karen dancing with Dad at cousin Mark M.’s wedding, 1992.