January 25, 1953 To May 17, 2011
On May 4, 2011, Joan Kelly of Memphis, Tennessee, was turning a heavy cedar bowl blank on her lathe.* Something happened during that turning that caused her bowl blank to shatter, pieces striking her in the face and forehead.* Despite a quick response by her husband to call an ambulance and apply first aid, and receiving two weeks of exemplary medical care, Joan never regained consciousness.* On May 17th, Joan passed away with her family at her side.
Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it