LESLIE'S KHS65 BLOG
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Saturday, June 15, 2019
Kennedy, Betty Jean passed away peacefully on June 17, 2017. Lifelong resident of the Kirkwood-Des Peres area and member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Born on July 13, 1947, Betty was the beloved daughter of the late William F. Kennedy Sr. and the late Dorothy E. (Wolter) Kennedy of Kirkwood area; dear sister of William F. Kennedy Jr. (Nancy) of Wildwood and John J. Kennedy of Manchester; aunt of Kimberly Kennedy of Portland, OR; Christopher Kennedy of Colorado Springs, CO; and Sean Kennedy of Manchester. Dear cousin and friend. Betty's immediate family sends best wishes in her memory to residents of Concordia House in Kirkwood and the ICU-490 staff at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. Services: Private graveside service and interment were June 20 at Resurrection Cemetery in Affton, MO. In lieu of cards or flowers, donations may be made to Equine Assisted Therapy, 3369 Hwy 109, Wildwood, MO 63038 or Wildlife Rescue Center, 1128 New Ballwin Road, Ballwin, MO 63021.
Friday, June 14, 2019
http://www.lowbrows.us/ to read Bob's newsletter. Lowbrows was Bob's establishment and I'll just bet it was a great place to have a great time! I'd love to hear from some of you who were Bob's close buds, perhaps some of our classmates in TX actually visited Lowbrows! Facebook to KHS65 or Leslie VanderMeulen Richards or comment here....THANKS to Roy for this wonderful memory of Bob!
Sunday, June 2, 2019
11:00am in Jefferson City. We're ordering from the menu and it will be a great
opportunity to visit with friends, especially several from the mid-Missouri area who
don't get to St. Louis too often. We did this in time past and enjoyed it a LOT..Check
out www.canterburyhill.com for info - address, map, etc. are on the Contact Us tab.
Let me know if you can join us, we do have to give a total attendance in advance, but
we'll be in a private dining room. Let me know by phone or email please by the 21st
or so - Leslie at khs65 dot com; 636 220 2442, all my phone #s go to my cell now, so
if you get my voicemail, no matter what # you called me on, you'll get the same
voicemail. Hope to see many of you there!
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
The Lines On the Back of the Hand
glancing down, surprised somehow
lines had formed there
on the back of the hand
looking now like my father’s.
he once said
“I remember everything
just like it happened a week ago …
it’s so clear, how it was at eighteen
living on my parents’ farm.
yet it’s so strange
that some recent things
seem so far away.”
raising himself at the end
when he could no longer speak
that same hand to me:
drawing in the air a knowledge
only old men know
that final lineage traced onward
linking my hand with his …
by Alan Yount
………………….Previously published by Spring: the Journal of the E.E. Cummings Society. (academic journal). New series no. 5. Oct. 1996.
THEY SAY, ON NEW YEAR’S EVE
they say, on new year’s eve
……. you should make some new resolutions
…….……. for the new year.
they say, especially in your seventies
……. you should be doing something
…….……. in everyday, that you want to do, so much.
I say, I have
……. been lucky enough
…….……. to have heard the music for this.
in the last five years
……. it is more than enough to have written
……………………more poetry every day.
and to have all those thoughts
………….. come to me … again & again
…………..……. like I know, for sure, they will never end.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Alex Douglas, 71, of Shawnee, KS passed away on Mar. 31st, 2019. He was born on June 29th, 1947 in Newark, DE to Dave and Bette Douglas. Alex was employed by Black & Veatch and Black & Veatch International for thirty years before being employed by the Department of State in their Overseas Building Operation for the past fifteen years. His career stretched throughout the United States, Central America, Northern Africa, China, Indonesia, South Pacific, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. His work in foreign countries allowed him to develop Toastmaster Clubs. Some of Alex’s proudest accomplishments was becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster and helping foreign nationals improve their speaking, interview and resume skills. He was also an avid golfer and tennis player in his youth. Alex was an honorable man who will be missed by those of us who knew him. Alex was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Dave. He is survived by his wife, Jane and son, David.
There will apparently be no public service and he will be cremated. According to Ric who has been in touch with the family, he died of a heart attack in the night. At least he didn't suffer a long, arduous illness.
Thursday, March 28, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Here is a link to Richard's amazing CV which I hope you will read and appreciate his many talents.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
THE THING OF IT IS ….
“For The Long Times, Through Life Together.”
(For Jerra) [his wife]
…………of this idea,
…………think of someone playing
“on the sunny side
…………of the street.”
you and I
…………taking care of each other
…the best we can
…………in all those old years.
it is beyond a duty …
…………it is beyond a faith …
it’s an undescribable
…………feeling for each other.
and you almost always, don’t know how,
…………another song, will turn out.
the thing of it is,
…………in another song …
…………the way … it is.
make sure, you both hold tight:
…………every single night,
that you still have,
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
He had an amazing career in the aircraft safety field, The gentleman from his company told me today that even after he retired and was doing other things, they missed him. They still talk about him and what a pro he was, and he was a friend to his co-workers. And now he's gone.
Here is his official obituary: www.englishfuneralchapel.com/notices/richard-mills
The reunion photo shows a bunch of us Robinsonites at a reunion, I don't remember what one! I took the photo so I can't tell what year it was by my outfit!!!