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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Monday, September 28, 2009

KIRKWOOD FEATURED ON TV

Friday October 2 the St. Louis area CBS Affiliate, KMOV TV will feature Kirkwood on its 5 and 6PM news broadcasts. From the "coming attractions" clips I've seen it looks like it might be pretty interesting! The background pix I saw today are from the History of Kirkwood - an interesting, well-written book about the area. My husband's great grandfather was one of the original Kirkwood volunteer fire-fighters and is in the book. Since I have no Missouri roots, I love vicariously having Kirkwood and St. Louis genealogy through his family! Hope many of you see the program. I'll get someone to tape it for me as I'll be in DC that day!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

INTERESTING ACTIVE CLASSMATE - CHECK HIM OUT!

Al Lawrence can be reached at al@allawrence.com . After leaving KHS, I tried college, but eventually volunteered for duty in the army, winding up in the inevitable place. Afterward, I went to MU-Columbia, got two Masters over time and taught for a few years. I own two small businesses now. Most of my time is taken up serving as Vice President of Excalibur Electronics. I spend much of the year at our offices in Hong Kong, where I manage our operations in China. I also manage all licensing for Excalibur, which is headquartered in Miami. I write for publication quite a bit. I have 12 published books, many of them on the game of chess. You can usually find something by me, along with my writing partner Lev Alburt (the brains of our partnership), in the chess section at Barnes and Noble. Our latest is a fat tome entitled "Chess Openings for White, Explained." My wife Daphne (a former Fulbright scholar and lifelong looker) and I have a 100+ year-old farmhouse (our favorite place) about 70 miles northwest of Manhattan, New York, and also own a place in Miami. But I spend much of my time in an apartment in Hong Kong, where I have a view of Victoria Bay. I like playing tennis and chess, reading and writing. But more than anything else, I like being with Daphne and our family of cats and our American Bulldog, Rocky, in our farmhouse near New Paltz, New York. I'd love to hear from classmates and friends of classmates.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Two Classmate Deaths

I am sorry to report the death of classmate Cheryl Grindstaff Scott. Thank you to Bob O'Neill and Ken McBride for getting this information to me for posting.

Cheryl Scott
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cheryl A. Scott, 61, of Perryville died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009, at her home.
She was born Nov. 2, 1947, in Memphis, Tenn., daughter of James Peter and Janice Corrinne Coker Grindstaff. She was married July 18, 1969, to Larry Scott. He preceded her in death May 22, 1994.


May she rest in peace and be remembered with love.

I was recently reading the obituaries in the St. Louis Post Dispatch and found same for Steve Emigh's father, in which it is stated that Steve himself is no longer living. I checked and find that Steve passed away 12/8/2007. I will write to his widow to express our condolences and find out more information.