This week Huntington Beach had another tragedy for a family that has touched many lives one way or another. The Morehouse's have been teachers at Huntington Beach High School for the past 37 years. Bill retired a few years back and Karen was planning her exit next year. Her son, Billy, is graduating next week. Her daughter, Kelly Blue Morehouse was killed by a drunk driver this past weekend. Almost home.
The man that hit her was within a few hundred yards of his home.
Karen spoke at the paddle out. She said Kelly gave her the piece sign - and that was the last time she saw her alive. There were hundreds of people supporting the family. It was overwhelming to say the least. Blue flowers were handed out and "blue" was chanted.
Kelly's boyfriend was injured as well. Two broken legs and in a wheelchair, he was in awe of how many people came to paddle out.
When they tossed the flowers in, they began to chant BLUE BLUE BLUE... I don't know how anyone could keep a dry eye. It was so special and Bill and Karen are remarkable people. They have already set up a scholarship fund in Kelly's name - Kelly was going into teaching - beginning next year.