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 31, 2009

KHS65 WEBSITES - CHECK THEM OUT!

If you run a website - commercial, family, hobby, etc., that you'd like to share with your classmates, please email to let us know and we'll list them here for you or you can click "comment" and just add your own there, we'll transfer it to the main blog body for you. This is a great way to discover what our classmates are doing all these years later! Try these for starters and send YOURS:

http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/ - our community's local news, always interesting!
http://www.stltoday.com/ - we are in no way connected to this but it is the St. Louis Post Dispatch's website- handy if you wish to keep up with St. Louis area news
http://www.fbolaw.com - Larry Ferree's Kansas City lawfirm
http://www.antlersllc.com/ Bill Mueller's business in TX
http://www.williampapelaw.com/ Bill Pape, Esquire, practicing law in New Jersey & NY
http://www.twobitrestorations.com/ Jeff Frahm in Prescott, AZ
Marilynn Brandenburger - fabulous artist, check out her sketches:
WEBSITE: http://www.brandenburgerstudios.com/
BLOG: http://www.marilynnbrandenburger.blogspot.com/ - a GREAT blog!
http://www.mossandco.com/ Barbara Schwarz Moss - nationwide executive recruiting
http://www.woodardcleaning.com/ - anyone NOT know whose family this is?
http://www.saxonysecurities.com/ Jim Scheidt - St. Louis County, MO
http://www.frogsigns.com/ Paul Silman's biz
http://quiltingrannysblog.blogspot.com/ - Arlayne West blog
http://www.griefquilts.com/ - Arlayne's website
http://www.carolhall.com/ - Carol Hall, Los Angeles PR firm
http://www.goldenbrownellamas.com/ - Marti Perry Browne
http://www.lateadadesigns.etsy.com/ - another of Marti's endeavors
http://LaTeaDaDesignsblog.blogspot.com/ - Marti's blog
http://www.interchangetech.com/ - Phil Greene, some good virus detection info
http://www.youthinactionstl.com/ - another of Leslie V's causes
http://www.alexisantiques.com/ - another of Leslie V's passions
http://www.collegeplates.com/ - and another
http://www.newenglandwomen.org/ - and yet another
http://www.khs65.com/ - KHS65 website - under redevelopment but lots of photos!!
http://www.kirkwoodalumni.org/ - Commercial Site for Kirkwood alumni
www.kirkwoodschools.org/community/alumni Kirkwood's official alumni website
http://www.wainwrightindustries.com/ - Nelson's family's business
http://www.bestsanantoniohomes.com/ - Bob Leonard in San Antonio, TX
http://www.charlevillevineyard.com/ - Joal Charleville & hubby winery in MO
http://www.darciedavis.pro/ - Darcie Suits Davis
http://www.gamesforgrandmaskidsandceos.com/ - another Darcie venture
http://www.trustyourconsultant.com/ - and yet another one!
http://www.twobitrestorations.com/ - Jeff Frahm is back from Arizona! Check out his site!
http://www.blacksmithsjournal.com/ - Jerry Hoffman's business in New Haven, MO -this may be going away, but try this one! http://www.boatpaddleukuleles.com/ - see some nifty ukes and hear some great music!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

KHS65 alum visits home

KHS65 supporter Ron Masters, who is a dental surgeon with the Veterans' Administration in Houston, visited Kirkwood today on his way to Kansas City for a meeting, and lunch with Ric Porte on Saturday so we hear. We had a very fattening, delicious lunch at PJ's, visited the Library, some old stomping grounds and the Park. The amphitheater now has SEATS, who knew? Ron comes back to Kirkwood any time he can and always enjoys his visits & ruminations into his past. Go to our website at http://www.khs65.com/ to see pix of the seats and Dr. Ron.

Dr. Ron, you'd better go sign up to our BLOG or no more reporting your adventures!

KIRKWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY SEEKING KHS YEARBOOKS

The Kirkwood Library, you know - where we all studied so much, is seeking KHS Yearbooks for its reference room inventory. The years they need as of 3/26/09 are:
1970 thru 75, 79, 84, 88, 89, 90 - 95 except 93. If you or your family might have one of these to donate, please contact Joan or any reference librarian at 314 821 5770, ext. 20; http://www.kpl.lib.mo.us/. Our KHS65 classmate Ken McBride has been working with Joan on this satisfying project. This allows many people to have access to KHS archives. GO PIONEERS!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

SALLY MARSALEK BROOKE

I am shocked and saddened to tell you that our classmate, consumate nurse, and wonderful friend, Sally Marsalek Brooke passed away March 2, 2009. There will be an obituary in the St. Louis Post Dispatch soon, her brother is preparing it now.(as of 3/26/09 it hasn't yet appeared.) The obits are on www.stltoday.com each day. It is believed she had a pulmonary embolism and Jeff said she didn't suffer too much. She didn't have any on-going illnesses or anything that they knew of. You can email Jeff through her email sbrooke814@aol.com. They have one daughter Maggie and Jeff said they were doing as well as could be expected. I had a great opportunity to visit with Sally not too many years ago on a biz trip to New Orleans, we had a great gab-fest and she was very happy and was satisfied with her life.
1/30/2012 - in reviewing old emails I see I have a message in March, 2006 from Sally telling about their lives in the New Orleans area 6 months after Katrina. It is long, but if anyone would like to read it, I'll be happy to forward it to you, just send me an email. lvc

KHS ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME INAUGURAL

LAST WEEKEND THE KIRKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME WAS INAUGURATED WITH ITS FIRST BANQUET AND INDUCTION CEREMONY. The dinner and ceremony were held at the KHS Physical Education and Sports Center, referred to by many of us plebians as the gym. But it is the NEWLY BUILT and gorgeous Center, not the old boy's and girls' gyms as we knew them. I'll have more info on that after a tour I've been offered by Principal Dave Holley. Our own KHS65 Classmate JIM OLSON was inducted along with 33 other individuals and teams, 3 coaches and 3 recipients of The Pioneer Award, which goes to those who have made significant contributions to KHS athletics. 1937 was the first year represented up to a KHS04 varsity pitcher for the softball team, oh that would be the GIRL'S Softball team! There was a nice reception at Greenbriar afterwards where we could talk and visit. I was honored to be the guest of Jim Olson and his other date, Maxine Lyons, Fred's widow. At 12:30AM when Jim took her home, she was still ready to party, and she is 75! What a great gal! Doug Vaughn of KMOV TV was the emcee for the evening and was his normal charming self; he is one of our local sportscasters and a KHS74
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Roger Schurig was also inducted so of course littlesis Karen and her hubby were there to honor him, and along with them Jane Kelly Robert and her hubby too. I knew a few other folks from the School District Foundation Board, as well as some KHS69 track stars, as my brother was in that class and Captain of the Track Team as well as State Champ Pole Vaulter that year - my one claim to KHS sports fame, so I have to play it up! Also on hand was the older brother of our class-mate Pat Dunbar who accepted the award for Dave Theriot KHS59. It was a wonderful night and hopefully in two years our class will be honored with another HOF Inductee. Thanks so much Jim for letting me tag along! Next year will see the first ever ALUMNI HALL OF FAME so start thinking of your nominees, I have an idea movie & TV stars might be included...just an idea, no one told me that!

And one last thought, Alvin Miller, KHS83, who is regarded as the best athlete in school history, made a wonderful remark that I just have to share - he called Kirkwood "Mayberry with Cable"!
Cheerio!

Let's Blog KHS65!

I've been saying for a long time, we need a KHS65 blog to help with INTERACTIVE communication and on a whim I just sat down and started. I imagine it will change format, content and maybe even location, but for now it's a start. When I figure out how to get the word out and learn how we can interact on it, I'll let everyone know. Meantime be sure to email me at leslie@khs65.com if you haven't received an email from us in awhile, we need to get our email and other contacts list updated. We can build this together...your input will be sooo welcome, as soon as we figure it all out! Well, it's several hours later, and we're practicing. You can make comments to existing POSTS; you can respond anonymously or as yourself, with or without a Google account but we recommend setting up a free Google account if you don't already have one, probably will make interacting with the blog much easier. Read the POST then go below it and click on the word COMMENT and you'll see the string...and you can add your own response. Explore and see if it doesn't come pretty easily. Please do update us with your current contact info so we can keep our database up to date! Click on COMMENTS to see what responses the various POSTS elicit. It's really easy once you do it a few times!

Still learning, please sign up as a FOLLOWER. This allows others to see who is joining in. YOU make the rules when you sign in this way, fill out a profile as the one thing classmates are the MOST interested in usually is information about other classmates - reconnecting is BIG at this stage of our lives. You can state how you want your profile to be viewed, responses, etc. You can read the posts, comment, ignore, whatever. But sharing info is what we're trying to be all about. So, sign up and see what happens!-- You can ALWAYS just ignore it all - until that one long lost friend pops up and makes it all worthwhile!
KHS65 MAKE IT A HABIT Leslie Vander Meulen Canavan leslie@khs65.com