I remember that fateful day in 1983 when I heard the news on the radio that Karen Carpenter had died. I was so sad that I struggled to hold back the tears. She was, without question, my favorite childhood singer! (Don’t ask why a 10-year old boy wanted to listen to melancholy Carpenters music… I just did!). I still adore her voice and the arrangements by her brother, Richard. Let me know if you’re also a fan. Come on over, I’ll put on “Carpenters – The Singles 1969 – 1973”, light the candles and pour the wine.