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, May 2, 2009

Kirkwood School District Foundation 20th Anniversary celebration

A good time was had by many tonight, May 2, 2009, at the National Museum of Transport. Theirs is a fabulous venue for private parties. Under a trainshed we were served sumptuous hors d'oeuvres, open bar, delicious dinner & dessert by Patty Long's Catering, who also does the food at the St. Louis Art Museum. There was music all evening, tours through wonderful old train cars, some with well known past owners. Our own KHS65 Bob O'Neill was one of two conductors on rides in a restored trolley car around the park. Bob gives MANY hours to the Museum, is in the process of restoring one car, and pointed out a mess of an engine which he says is his next project. I told him he's going to have to live to be 100 to finish his work there! Yours truly attended the very first meetings at which was discussed the formation of the alumni association and what later morphed into the School District Foundation. As it turned out, those of us with no CURRENT ties to Kirkwood, i.e., we were already paying taxes and donations in other school districts, tended to stay with the alumni activities and those living in Kirkwood tended to stay with the KSDF. As the President of the KHS Alumni Association, I had a seat on the Board of the KSDF and was an honored guest at tonight's gala fundraiser and 20th anniversary celebration. Many familiar faces were there, but several "regulars" were conspicuous by their absence. Suffice it to say, this was a great evening - good food, good liquor, nice music, a bit of a lumpy dance floor, and a lovely way to support Kirkwood kids. Oh yes, he was there.... I know someone will ask...Franklin McCauley was indeed present in a red shirt and a very gaudy southwest Indian turquoise squashbuckly neck tie thingy! Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonald was there as were the son and daughter in law of Robert Clodfelter with whom we sat for a few moments. Jim Velton, retiring KHS athletic director, was there in a nice suit, crisp white shirt and gorgeous red silk tie! He's a very handsome man! As it turns out, the pix I took are the only pix they can find of the Athletic Hall of Fame Induction evening as the pro photographer's camera turned out to be on the fritz. Go to http://www.khs65.com/ to see photos of this evening, to include Kirkwood's all time best athlete who was in attendance tonight and let me take his photo...he's the one who said, "Kirkwood is like Mayberry with cable". He was delighted to learn he is quoted on our website! We're thinking about a "COME BACK TO KIRKWOOD YET AGAIN" theme for our 2010 reunion...maybe at the Museum...a laid back, fun way to visit our friends and reconnect. Let us know your opinion by adding a comment here! Or just send an email to leslie@khs65.com....
I hope those of you living in the Kirkwood School District will support the district in any way you can, be it via monetary donations or volunteering your time. It's a worthwhile cause...

And another side note, I had a call from Jane Via today. Some of you know that Jane went through breast cancer treatment in the past year and a half. She is now through with it, having had chemo, surgery and radiation. Her hair is nearly grown back, she's back to work on a relaxed schedule and feeling great. She's considered cured and we are all so thankful that her outcome was so positive. Ladies, I must tell you, Jane took control. She had fabulous support in her husband who dealt with insurance companies and "rules"; she had prayers from her many many friends, colleagues, co workers and family. She had a friend who INSISTED she read the correct breast cancer books, then she did what she had to do. I feel strongly that her, and her support group's, strong stand for her treatment helped her achieve the positive results she has received. She sounds great! Now her challenge is to rest and not make herself crazy with too much in her life at one time, like a few others of us I can think of!!!! Sound familiar??? I always say, they don't teach NO in the Kirkwood School System...

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