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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Saturday, March 21, 2009

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!

2 comments:

  1. Hall of Famer in the making? According to last week's Kirkwood-Webster TIMES, Emma Scheer (KHS09)is the Pioneer's first state champion in girls' racquetball. She also placed 1st in mixed doubles w/ Joe Marlo in the blue division at Nationals. She is a lefty and has a 120 mph serve. As a wimpy racquetballer, that sounds amazing! Brandon Mitchener won 2008 boys' state championship, the first for a Pioneer.

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  2. I'm not sure how long this will be on the internet at this URL but if you go to http://www.websterkirkwoodtimes.com/ and scroll down a bit you'll see a great article about a famous KHS coach, Robert Curry. It's a nice informative long article. He was a bit after our time but I'll bet some of you who still follow KHS sports, you'll know who he is.

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