Condolence & Memory Journal

helping them would hide the pain is representative of her rihsteonalip with Paul. I believe that their rihsteonalip would help hide or distract the pain of their past tragedies, however Paul knows it would be better in the long run to help Laura as a therapist, and see a therapist for his own marriage problems, rather than persue a rihsteonalip himself. When Laura got up from the bench, it was an emotional peak in the episode. Laura and Paul had been connecting on a friendly level, and overall helping eachother get through Alex's funeral. But when Paul shared some of past with Laura he mentioned his resentment for his father, who left his mother for a much younger patient. Paul had told her that he promised himself he would never grow up to be his father. Laura wanted to leave because she realized that with her, Paul would be his father. He is a doctor, that would leave his wife for Laura, his patient. I think she realized that Paul and her could never be together. She knows Paul is not like his father, and I believe that she does not want to be the person who makes him like his father.I think that Laura does have geniune feelings for Paul, and that is apparant in the way she has been acting throughout therapy. I believe that Paul does like her, but he recongnizes he does not love her, and won't ever feel for her the way he does (or did) about his wife. I think that because of Paul was so disgusted by his fathers actions, he can never see Laura the way his father his saw his patient. He saw how his fathers behavior hurt him, his mother, and how other people were judgemental, because leaving your wife for a much younger patient, is not only wrong as a doctor, but wrong as a father and husband. Paul is not that person, and won't ever be. It's hard on Laura, but in the long run, I think Paul is better off with Laura as a platonic friend, and nothing more.

Posted by Anju - X0U4A4dQe, AK - nk0mw4Zb9Gan   February 21, 2015

friend! love! I like the reminder about the 180 kids being your kids too:) Thats how I feel about all 630 of mine! :) Even if I've misesd one day they act like it was the end of their world they didn't have art and I secretly am doing a happy dance that they care that much! LOL Be well!

Posted by Murad - byIvt4GEVZ, NC - 2xYERiQlc   February 20, 2015

I met Ms. Taylor while stationed at Grand Forks Air Force Base in the 1980's She performed at the enlisted club. She and her husband were there. My husband (now divorced) was from Nashville so they both came from Tennessee and had a lot in common. She was a great entertainer and so very gracious.

I'm glad to have met her. She was a history maker!

Posted by Christine tucker - Goldsboro, NC   September 15, 2009

I was very saddened to read of the loss of KoKo. She was truly a fabulous singer. This is truly a time to draw close to God in prayer. The Bible tells us: Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. (James 4:8) One of the principal ways to draw close to God is through prayer. Do not underestimate its value! The Bible makes this comforting promise: Jehovah is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves. (Psalm 34:18) It also assures us: Throw your burden upon Jehovah himself, and he himself will sustain you. (Psalm 55:22) Please know that your family is in our prayers.


B. Christian

Posted by Bequeta - Chicago, IL   June 09, 2009

Koko Taylor will be greatly missed. I am grateful to have been able to see her one last time in April 09 in Greenville, S.C.
Her spirit will live on forever in the blues!

Posted by Mattie Phifer - Whitmire, SC   June 07, 2009


Ms. KoKo Taylor, drew a beautiful musical canvas of life, love and sorrow. She will be forever missed. May she rest in the loving arms of her God.

Posted by Jennie Salvato    June 04, 2009


Koko Taylor,
My fondest memory is taking my young daughter ( about 7 yrs. old at the time ) and her friend to one of your shows back in 1988. The two girls ran to visit with you in your trailer and you welcomed them in with open arms. They never forgot and still talk about it to this day.
You will be missed by many. I will cherish your memory and music always.

Posted by Christine Lamb    June 04, 2009


This ia another great loss to the music world and the blues world. She will be missed.

Posted by alicia guyton    June 04, 2009


I met my sweet-heart KOKO many years ago,and hatched a friendship that took me to many places accross the country to see her.We shared a peanut butter sandwich in Aurora Il,and we had many of long talks.She was more then a performer,she was a friend.I will miss her greatly.And when I pass,her and I will meet again and share another sandwich.I love you sweet heart,and as you always told me "keep it in your heart"You told me that one night in Dekalb you remember that?You always seemed to know how to make me feel better no matter how much life sucks sometimes.I am really going to miss your hugs.You will always be my "queen"I love you hon!I now have another angel.I'll see you some day and this time,the peanut butter will be my treat.

Love ya darlin'


Posted by Chi-town 1ton - Largo, FL   June 04, 2009

I saw Koko Taylor at a small bar in Bayfield, WI on Lake Superior. We all felt the blues that night ~ Koko & her band blew us away!

Posted by Karen L - Milwaukee, WI   June 04, 2009

We saw Koko at the Beale St Music Festival and she did not disapoint. It was the best show of the day as she had the crowd stomping their feet along with her. She had such energy and presence. I'll never forget you Koko! R.I.P.

Posted by danny cat - st louis, MO   June 04, 2009

I first saw Koko at the Chesapeake Bay Blues Fest in Annapolis, MD. She was always great and was part of the chairiy event a few times.
I last saw her in 2002 in Bowie, MD, doing a concert at the Equestrian Center with Johnny Lang.
She was great on stage, and was friendly and
very in touch with the audience. She made us all feel like we were part of the concert as well.
She will be sorely missed and I will keep her and her family in my prayers.
She never minded me taking her pictures at the Blues Fest, she was a wonderful, friendly person.
Godspeed to you Koko
Cindy Hill

Posted by Cindy Hill - Pasadena, MD   June 04, 2009


Seeing koko at the house of blues and buddy guys. Was always a wang dang doodle good time...I'll sing a trbuite to you tonite Ms K.T. Rest the the singing angels now..I know that is going to be a great show....

Posted by countess    June 04, 2009