LESLIE'S KHS65 BLOG
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Saturday, December 29, 2018
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE JACK'S FORK RIVER
for Stacie and Jess
like little house
on the prairie?
but why did you
go down there
so far away?
you hate snakes, and every
week, there are some copperheads
under your front porch...
it seems a half dozen
coyotes are getting closer
& eyeing your dogs...
a black bear
broke into your new beehive
& made off with all the honey...
while swimming in the river
a water moccasin
got in your shoes, on the shore...
so what is there
coming in at dusk...
where the haze
rise up from the river...
as the fireflies
move with direction, with their
white, soundless, flight...
where only they
know where to go.
Alan and I share another connection in that our dads were both at McDonnell and we are pretty sure, corroborated by his mom, that his dad rode in my dad's carpool when he bought a Morris bus to carpool folks back and forth from Kirkwood to 'the plant'.
I hope you all enjoy his poetry. I'm not a poetry kinda girl, but I do enjoy his - I can usually understand it!!
EVER TRY CALLING A CAT?
ever try calling a at?
...good luck with that.
what's the reason
why dogs can be called
and cats can't?
nothing against dogs...
but a cat is nobody's fool.
if you call a cat,
it will be wary, and walk away.
and it will run away.
so just go about your day.
like finding happiness or love
a cat will surprise you.
someday the cat will
slip up & curl itself
upon your lap.
and for pete's sake
yell out to a cat
like you would a dog
Click on the article to make it larger so you can read it :-)) ! Well sorry, if I make it smaller, it's too small, so you'll have to use the lower scroll bar side to side to read it all, sorry about that! But it's worth the trouble...another KHS65 friend making us look sooo good!
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Go Here: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dayton/obituary-print.aspx?n=kathleen-ann-stitsinger&pid=191066266 for her obituary.
Monday, December 24, 2018
Why Write a Poem, About a Quail?
why write a poem, about a quail?
from some, unknown way,
there comes a reason, why words
just come to you.
looking at the shape
of a poem,
you think something is missing
like a quail is startled,
while walking a hedgerow...
something taking flight...
is there now, on paper
that was not there...
...just a fleeting moment
Our class is so blessed to have such talented people who have been in our midst for so long. Alan sends Merry Christmas wishes to all of our KHS65 wonderful friends.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Another of us gone too soon. Thank you to Claudia Margedant Schleuter for letting me know. I missed this becaue at the time we were out of town for over a week, so I didn't see the obits for awhile. Mary Ann lived right across from St. Joseph Hospital and was part of our Brownie and Girl Scout activities. She was a good friend to many even back then. May she rest in peace and love.
Obituary for Mary Ann Trombley
She’ll be remembered for her huge smile, tight hugs, amazing laugh, kindness, generosity, love for her family and the ability to make most anyone she came into contact with feel like the most special person in the room.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 9, from 5-8pm., at Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood and a short service will be held on Friday, August 10, at 12:45pm at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with lunch and celebration of her amazing life to follow at Mike Duffy’s in Kirkwood.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Enjoy! And THANK YOU Alan for bringing your artistry, of both types, to your KHS65 pals.
See this link for her obituary
"Stephen H. Fick, 69, of Concord, MA, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends March 2, 2017 following a stroke. Steve was born in Ames, Iowa. His family moved to Kirkwood, Missouri during his childhood. Steve graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1965 and from the University of Michigan in 1969. Steves last careers were in information technology and he worked for several companies that designed publishing software. Steve spent nine years of his retirement living in Concord, MA. Steve was an avid bicyclist and he enjoyed spending time in nature and exploring the conservation lands in Concord. He also enjoyed gardening at the Concord Hugh Cargill community garden and volunteering regularly for several organizations. He is survived by his brother David of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Steve leaves many friends in the Cambridge and Concord areas and especially in the New England Mata Amritanandamayi community. Friends are warmly invited to a graveside gathering on Sunday, October 22, 11:00 am, in the newer section of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 361 Bedford Street, Concord.
"I remember that well. Richard Hodill and I were among the many who got a great
laugh out of seeing Mike [Bosworth]make those shots. Incidentally if you happen to have a copy of the yearbook from our junior year and
take a look at the page about the cross country team (as constituted in the fall of
1963, that is), you can see a little joke that Richard Hodill and I played on Miss
Butts, who was the yearbook advisor. Rich and I were both in her Journalism class,
in which the yearbook was produced. There had been a tradition among the yearbook
staffs from year to year, of playing a small joke on her while still aiming to
create a very high quality yearbook. An opportunity fell right into our laps.
Coach Lenich, who did not know Mike Bosworth from football because Mike was not a
football player, nevertheless knew him, although not well, from gym class.
To our amusement, whenever Coach wanted Mike's attention, he always called him
"Boswell". So Richard and I listed him as "Boswell" in the yearbook. We told Miss
Butts for months that we had put a mistake in the yearbook, but she never found it." After actual publication we explained to her what we had done, and why. She didn't cut our grade or anything.":There were several emails during the October '14 to June '15 period, mostly about veterans and their locations, experiences, etc. And a bit about the KHS65 sports scene. Do scroll back to this time-frame to reread or read for the first time, our sports history is such fun!
Friday, October 26, 2018
David Mueller. There were also two more cheerleaders Cathy Modray and Carol Summers who
either could not be present on the day of the picture or were out of town.
Saturday, October 13, 2018
I don't know the year this was taken, Junior High I'm pretty sure. Back row l to r:
Priscilla Flint, Sandy Schneider, Georgann Meinhardt, Lynn Blackwell, Pat Dunbar, Sue Croce, Mary Ann Dueker, Chris Kleemeier, Kathy Staten. Bottom l to r: Sandy Sullivan, Sue Kraft, Joyce Moller, Susan Merritt I think, Gail Sutton, Jamie (Jamieson) Linton, Sharno Merritt I think, Pat Corpening, Sherri Stiff, Joyce Leslie Ker :-)). Sharon please correct me if I got you two mixed up :-))
I don't know the year and I don't know why I was never a Candy Striper, I later spent 10 wonderful in the hospital biz! We all lived close to the then St. Joseph's Hospital on Couch Avenue. Mary Ann Dueker lived literally across the street. We were all in the same class at KHS65 & at Robinson School and many of us in this pic in the same Scout troop. Mrs. Meinhardt, Mrs. Ker and Mrs. Stiff were our leaders, maybe others but those are the ones I remember best. Mrs. Stiff taught us how to play Bridge! Staten, Sutton, Linton and Stiff all moved before we graduated, although Sherri not far, in fact barely out of the Kirkwood School District. The Suttons went to the church I, Mollers and Krafts did but we lost track of them years ago. Flint, Corpening, Blackwell, Dunbar, Dueker, Meek, Moller, Sharon Merritt, Stiff & I are still here unless someone has moved recently. Croce still in Missouri. Georgann is in FL, Ker in oh darn, I think Arkansas? Kraft in MN, Anyone know where any others are, I'd love to know?
When I was working on this, I was thinking about Lynn, Joyce and Georgann living in those wonderful homes on South Geyer Road and it reminded me that the other day I was coming home through Kirkwood and noticed that 1117 S. Geyer is being torn down - likely to make way for an ugly McMansion ... luckily there are very few of those situations on South Geyer which is a good thing. Go here:
to see the house that's going...it's across the street and down a block or so from Lynn and Georgann.