Friday, June 09, 2017

Today is the 16th wedding anniversary for Maura McEnaney and Ken Krause, who live in Medford, Massachusetts after their BJ days.

They did the deed in Medford’s St. Raphael Church.

Ken’s love note to Maura: “Seems like yesterday.”

It’s a long way from Ken’s days in the Copley Athletic Assocation H League baseball in 1967.

Or his days as BJ sports editor.

Ken is an Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School graduate. He has five siblings.

Syracuse University graduate Maura works for Fidelity Investments in Boston, which is where I keep some of my financial assets.

During more than three decades as a BJ business writer and editor Maura was on the BJ team that won a Pulitzer Gold Medal for its “A Question of Color” about race relations in the Akron area. She left the BJ for Boston in 2000 and later worked for Bloomberg News.

Ken and Maura wound up in Medford because Maura has a lot of family in the Boston area.

The late BJ Features editor and pet columnist Connie Bloom did an art quilt for Maura as a Christmas gift for Ken of the late Belle, a lab mix that Maura found tied to a fence in Firestone Park in Akron years ago. It was the first Christmas in 20 years without a dog in the Ken and Maura household.

Connie also she did a memorial quilt art for BJ reporter Kim McMahan’s late daughter, Brooke McMahan. I have one of Connie’s remarkable art quilts (“Help”) hanging on the wall between our Tallmadge kitchen and dining area.

Maura authored “Willard Garvey: An Epic Life.” Garvey built homes in the USA, South America and Asia for people with low incomes, is owner-operator of the “world’s largest” grain elevator, is the “largest private landowner in Nevada” and builder of Kansas’s tallest building—the Epic Center with its slanted copper roof.

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