TODAY'S NEWS - QUICKIES THAT CHANGE OFTEN

"I WILL NOT FOLLOW WHERE THE PATH MAY LEAD, BUT I WILL GO WHERE THERE IS NO PATH, AND I WILL LEAVE A TRAIL." Muriel Strode -KHS65 class motto.
"The good old days....when we weren't good and we weren't old" Barbara Schwarz Moss 2010
SEE WWW.KHS65.COM FOR 169 PIX FROM OUR 45TH REUNION - CLICK THE SMALL PHOTO FOR LARGER VERSION. See lots of NEW grade school pix!
CHECK THE LABELS, GO TO KIRKWOOD HISTORY ARTICLES & CLICK THE POST ABOUT FRANCIS SCHEIDEGGER'S PIX FOR A GLIMPSE OF A PLACE I BET EVERYONE REMEMBERS - and much more!


MICK MARIETTA IS IN A NURSING HOME WHERE HE WILL REMAIN FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE AFTER A STROKE. HE WOULD ENJOY PHONE CALLS FROM HIS CHILDHOOD FRIENDS TO CHEER HIM UP. His number is 573 885-4500, ask for Mick Marietta. It may be difficult to communicate with him. Mail address is Cuba Manor, 210 Eldon Drive, Cuba, MO 65453.


We seem to all be suffering a common problem these days, WHERE DID OUR LIVES GO? Our brains seem to still be 18, but our bodies are talking a different language. Sarah Orne Jewett puts it much more eloquently than do I:

“Neither of my companions was troubled by her burden of years. I hoped in my heart that I might be like them as I lived on into age, and then smiled to think that I too was no longer very young. So we always keep the same hearts, though our outer framework fails and shows the touch of time.”

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

MATTIE CAROLYN HALL (CAROL HALL) HONORED BY ALMA MATER STEPHENS COLLEGE - ZOOM TO THE PRESENTATION!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  

 

Commitment to ‘Beloved Community’ focus of Stephens College award recipient 

 

COLUMBIA, MO, March 26, 2021 — The Stephens College Alumnae Association has announced that the organization’s annual Alumnae Achievement Award will be presented to Mattie Carolyn Hall, known professionally as Carol Hall, during the College’s 2021 virtual reunion weekend, April 8-10. Watch the award presentation during the Stephens College Honors Convocation, which begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 9. Access the Zoom link at stephens.edu/convocation.   

 

The Alumnae Achievement Award recognizes alumnae who have distinguished themselves in their field and their community, and have a steadfast commitment to the Ten Ideals of Stephens. Now in its 70th year, it is the highest honor bestowed on Stephens College alumnae. This year’s honoree earned an A.A. in 1967 and a B.A. in 1969 from the historic women’s college in Columbia, Missouri. In addition to fashion design, retailing and liberal arts classes at Stephens, Hall took several Black Studies classes at the University of Missouri that, she said, “enriched my overall college experience.” She spent her freshman year at her mother’s alma mater, Bennett College, an HBCU women’s college in Greensboro, NC. Both at Bennett and Stephens, and during her career, Hall counts herself fortunate to have made many lifelong friends from diverse backgrounds.  

 

Hall and other Stephens Black students formed a Black Students Union (BSU) on campus. When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, she flew to Atlanta with a fellow classmate and BSU member, where they volunteered at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference headquarters helping mourners find housing with Atlanta families who welcomed strangers into their home.  

 

“Witnessing this outpouring of love and kindness during this time of tragedy, anger and grief,” Hall said, “helped restore my faith and belief in Dr. King’s ‘beloved community.’” She had often expressed gratitude for having been lovingly taught, at an early age, her lifelong core values, “To love God and all people; to always do the right thing and do it right.” The Atlanta experience served to reinforce her belief and dedication to helping bring about a ‘beloved community.’ 

 

Hall’s participation in the ‘beloved community’ began in childhood in her native Kirkwood, a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. She vividly remembers 1954 when court-ordered integration began in the U.S. and she was sent from the all-black Turner School to integrate the all-white Robinson School. Then as teenagers, she and her two brothers participated in an NAACP voter registration drive at the Pruitt-Igo housing project in downtown St. Louis.  

 

After graduation from Stephens, Hall moved to New York City where she entered Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism’s summer program established in response to the Kerner Commission on Civil Disorder following the assassination of Dr. King. The program’s purpose was to address and help remedy the nationwide lack of reporters from minority communities in the nation’s newsrooms. Influenced by CBS newsmen like the late Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly, the journalistic principles that Hall learned and embraced focused on the role of a journalist who must report stories factually, accurately, truthfully. Bias and opinion are only for the audience to apply, she was taught.       

 

Hall began her career in television news as a reporter and anchor at WHBQ Channel 13, ABC-TV, Memphis, TN. While upholding her journalistic principles, Hall reported stories on desegregation trials, busing, and the aftermath and recovery from the death of Dr. King. Subsequent moves took her back to New York City, and WOR-TV Channel 9; then to Washington, DC, “7:30 Live” WJLA Channel 7 ABC-TV; on to WTAE Channel 4 ABC-TV “Good Morning Pittsburgh,” Pittsburgh, PA, and finally to Los Angeles, “Newscope” KABC-TV Channel 7. Throughout her news career, Hall learned the history of each city, appreciated and enjoyed its cultural uniqueness, embraced the people and found ways to be a contributing member in the community. Over the years, Hall has been active in many churches, participated in school career days, held memberships in the NAACP, the Panel of American Women, The Links, Inc., National Association of Black Journalists, City Press Clubs, Bread for the World, The League of Allied Arts, Inc.; Museum of African American Art, LA; NAWBO-LA, Leadership California; and the alumni associations of Bennett College, Stephens College, UCLA Anderson, and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. 

      

In 1984, she moved to Los Angeles and in 1986, launched Carol Hall & Associates, an award-winning communications, marketing, public and community relations, and events management consulting firm. The firm helps clients promote supplier, marketplace, workforce and audience cultural diversity.  

 

Carol Hall has been married to Cliff Holliday for over 30 years, with whom she raised a daughter, and has one stepdaughter and stepson. Hall also remains active in her church and “gives thanks to God for her life’s blessings and the countless people in the many communities where she has lived, worked and served,” she said.   

 

For more than 50 years, Hall has also been an active supporter of Stephens College as a member of local alumnae groups in the cities where she lived, and as a member of the Alumnae Association Board. “I am honored to be receiving the Alumnae Lifetime Achievement Award,” Hall said. “Stephens not only gave me opportunities to explore and learn, it also introduced me to lifelong friends who are my sisters and remain by my side to this day.” 

  

Contact: Lita Pistono 

Email: scnews@stephens.edu 

Phone: (573) 876-7210 


 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

DO YOU REMEMBER "16 in WEBSTER GROVES" ? Check it out...

 Thanks to Lois Lindley for sending me the link to this.  It's been on TV a time or two in more recent years, and it's always fun to remember back to our glorious 1960s!  Even if they were our arch rivals, the Websterites had many of our same experiences.  Who ever thought we'd be the age we are now and having so much fun remembering our past and EVEN wanting to watch a Webster Groves show again!  Enjoy everyone! Here is the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giQxUkZ4Anc

Thursday, December 31, 2020

JerryJazzMusician.com publishes our own Poet Laureate Alan 'The Count' Yount yet again - a New Year Wish to boot out the old year!

 Here is Alan's newest poem published just yesterday on Jerry Jazz Musician's great jazz site.  If you go to the JJM site (hotlink below) to see it, there is a hotlink to hear "Listen to the Music" - a great song!  Alan wishes us all good fortune in our fight to banish the pandemic to somewhere far far away and SOON!  Let's all behave ourselves and stop spreading germs!  Happy New Year to everyone!  And thanks again Alan for uplifting us when we need it! 

Alan Yount, poet; Columbia, MO

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…..I have always been a great fan of the Doobie Brothers.This poem uses a line from the Doobies' song, “Listen To The Music.”

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What The People Really Need, Is A Way To Make Them Smile

………..“Tom Johnston, Doobie Brothers Band.”

…………“What I miss most, is seeing …all the people smile.” … Jerra [Alan's devoted wife]

in the virus era
now everyone wears
a mask.

*****

with all the college students
returning this fall,
I realized that no one
can really tell
what the gals & guys
look like.

*****

then there is this:
you can’t even see, or hear
if people are singing
a little song
as they walk along …
(maybe saying, I love you so).

*****

with masks on
the people look like
they are cast
in pompean stone.

*****
we all need to pull together
to find something
fairly soon.

right now it seems
nearly impossible,

but somehow show them
that change is coming.

*****

finally, finally,
make the masks come off:

“that what the people really need
is a way to make them smile.”

***

Postscript: This poem was inspired by the Doobie Brothers song, “Listen To The Music,” from their album Toulouse Street.

………….Originaly published by: WestWard Quarterly: Fall issue, 2020.

https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2020/12/what-one-song-best-represents-your-experience-with-2020/

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Mrs. Korum dies at 96 - her favorite saying, "Old Age isn't for sissies" so true!

 Dave Korum's mom, Marcella, has passed away, please see her obituary here:

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/stltoday/name/marcella-korum-obituary?pid=197333064

Another of our class parents who has lived a very long life; we are a lucky bunch to have had such great parents with many of us having them for a long time.  Sending sincerest condolences to Dave and his family.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Farewell to another classmate, Maxine Galvin Filley, RN superb nurse leaves us too early.

 Thank you to Linda and Louise Moore for alerting me to the announcement of the recent death of our classmate Maxine Galvin Filley, RN.  She was a stellar registered nurse, spending most of her career at St. Joseph Hospital right in our hometown, Kirkwood.  Please read her obituary here:

https://www.timesnewspapers.com/webster-kirkwoodtimes/maxine-marie-filley-nee-galvin/article_33bef756-3b01-11eb-a032-436f5e36a86a.html

to learn about what a super-star she was in her chosen field.  I don't believe she attended any of our reunions but I do know she lived right in Kirkwood for many years, if not all her life.  

Extending our sincerest condolences to her family. 

Friday, October 30, 2020

June 26, 2019 KHS65 folks get together in the Columbia, MO area

Well folks, I am so far behind in so much in my life I will never catch up!  As you can see since these are photos from our June 26,  2019 get-together in the Columbia area. We met at Canterbury Hill Winery where the wine was great! The food and company were also great.  Posting our recent, October 10, 2020 photos reminded me I never got these finished!  I have more grade school pix to post too!!! YIKES, it never ends.  We had a great gab-fest this day last summer.  Perhaps I have posted this on my Facebook page, seems like I remember saying that we ran into a group of KHS girls there having lunch at the same time we were.  Somehow they heard us or we heard them and we figured out the KHS connection.... ENJOY...we always have a great time no matter who joins us ... let's always keep it up!









l to r back:Whelove, ?, Simon, Schmidt, Vander Meulen, Beardsley, McBride, Croce Kelly, Jarvis, Browning, Roberts

Front:  Guels, Soutar, Eck, Purdy, Clark, Divincen

Saturday, October 17, 2020

MORE CATCHING UP WITH ALAN YOUNT

These posts are a bit out of order, but I'm not enough of an expert with Blogger to know how to adjust that, so just keep reading down for more of Alan's work as I'm posting several things he's sent me over the past few months, my very bad for not keeping current!  Alan is a true renaissance man - trumpet player par excellence, amazing poet, husband, father, and retired university librarian...so many talents!  Enjoy these poems!  Thank you Alan for continuing to share your work with us - please keep it up!   Keep reading below - there is more after this first one!

 

ON  ONE  DAY  AT  A  TIME

 in these troubled times

 and false spring

 after seventy

 but also before

 those older years

 try and find

 on one day at a time

 find something in each day

 you will enjoy doing

 something good and interesting

 you absolutely love to do

 on every single day

         Postscript:  written on June 6, 2020 seventy third birthday,

                   with hope of strength and peace in these times.

 Published by:  JerryJazzMusician (a national online jazz journal),June 18, 2020.

 Published by:  Birdsong Journal (a Sandy Benitez publication), June 23, 2020.

 

AFTERWARDS:  FOR  THE  SPRING  OF  2020

           “The World Breaks Everyone, And Afterwards,

          Many Are Stronger At The Broken Places.”--- Ernest Hemingway.

 many, many, years ago

          I was in need

                   of some extra money.

 I had decided

          to sell my upright 1940’s

                   kay bass violin.

 however

          this april

                   I still have it:

 and I always know …

                   how much

                             it still means to me.

             it is beyond compare

with the comfort

                             it gives.

 just feeling the design

          of the birds eye

                             maple neck …

 and then again …

          just lightly touching

                             the string

      there’s the deep strength of sound:

          reassuring and resounding

                   from the perfectly placed bass notes.

 this bass

          has been

                   a lifelong friend:

 I need this old bass

          in these trying times

                   now more … than ever.

           Published by www.JerryJazzMusician.com (a national online jazz journal): 

“Afterwards: For The Spring, Of 2020.”  May 23rd, 2020.