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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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

SNIPPETS FROM CLASSMATES

I recently heard from classmate C. Diane Gaither West and want to share her greetings. She remarried 6 Jun 2008 and honeymooned in South Dakota! She retired in December, 2007, CONGRATS on all accounts! She met Jim in September, 2007 through an online private dating service! Way to GO Diane! Jim is a 6' 3" country boy, perfect for 6' Diane! He is a machinist who owns his own machine/welding shop across from their house (158 acre farm surrounded by deep woods with howling coyotes, wild deer, turkey buzzards, eagles, raccoons, opossums, foxes and other creepy crawlies and lovely birds. They grow corn...) Jim's brother who lives near Glacier National Park, MT farms the fields now as Jim, who is also an electrician, is busy with his shop and wiring their house, which he designed in 1990. And, I have to tell you what ELSE she said:
"For 40 years I looked for an old girlfriend; while reading your blog, there was her name..." It pays to Make KHS65 a HABIT! Thanks Diane for sharing...Diane lives in Iowa and can be found by sending us a message thru the website or the blog or email. So, you single guys and gals, try Diane's idea!

NEW KIRKWOOD SCHOOL DISTRICT ALUMNI HALL OF FAME

If you read the back posts, you'll learn about the first Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame instituted earlier this year. There will be new members added, and another induction banquet, every other year. In the intervening years, deserving alumni will be honored through the new Alumni Hall of Fame. The nomination form is found at www.kirkwoodschools.org/community/alumni/alumnihalloffame/. Criteria are that the nominee must have graduated at least 10 years prior to nomination; High achievement in 1 or more recognized cultural fields such as art, music, theatre, dance, literature and others. Other criteria: Extraordinary success in trade, business or industry; significant contributions through charitable work or good deeds; excellence in service to a recognized profession such as law, education, medicine, science, journalism and others. You can download the form then mail it in.
This is an exciting way to honor and recognize Kirkwood citizens of note and I hope you will all give some thought to people you might know who deserve this honor.

Be sure to check out the latest issue of Webster-Kirkwood Times for a two page spread on Kirkwood School District activities - hint, time for turkey & football!!! www.timesnewspapers.com

KHS65 REUNION 2010

45th KHS65 REUNION - BE THERE OR BE SQUARE
AUGUST 6, 7 & 8, 2010

ANHEUSER BUSCH SOCCER PARK BANQUET CENTER

No, we're not going to play soccer, but we are going to have a great Kirkwood weekend, so make plans now for your 2010 August Kirkwood getaway.

Stay tuned here or email to be sure you are on our email or snailmail list! IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION BY SNAIL MAIL, PLEASE EMAIL TO RECEIVE THE INVITATION.

Schedule:
Friday casual gathering at Jefferson Grill, next to PJs at 127 W Jefferson, Cash bar 6:30 to 11:30 pm

Saturday 6:30 open bar, dinner/buffet at 7:30; bar reopens 8:30 til 11:30.
#1 Soccer Park Road, Fenton 63026

Sunday, 11AM
Picnic main pavilion behind tennis courts, grilled burgers, dogs, soda and beer included in reunion cost, Picnic only $10.

Cost $70 per person includes all events.

Special rates available at two area hotels, contact us for details!

KHS65 Make it a Habit!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

KIRKWOOD Webster TIMES Travels with HOAGS

One can take a copy of the Webster Kirkwood Times along on a trip and have a photo taken with it for publication. It stays out on the online TIMES for awhile, and we had a link to it so you could see Pat n Dave, but alas, it's gone now! Bon Voyage to all of you who are traveling! Cheerio Aloha Ciao

45th ANNIVERSARIES ABOUND

One way to keep our memories sharp it to be reminded from time to time of things from our past. Continual exposure to old thoughts and memories brings them to the forefront of our minds and hopefully keeps our brains exercised! To help our aging classmates maintain good brainhealth, I offer the following interesting anniversary memory from Jim Olson regarding himself and Gary Schmidt - this was an email from Jim to Gary: "Gary - My brother called Saturday Oct 31st to remind me that it was the 45th anniversary of my winning the Missouri cross country championship in record time (and 43 seconds ahead of the number two guy) PLUS your shocking the sports world by running the race of your life to help KHS win the state title with a record low number.

Gee, it doesn't seem that long ago... although I am fuzzy on exactly who our top five guys were. You, Barrow, me...Bruckdorfer and Mills? I've been on too many teams and worked at too many ad agencies in too many cities that people's names are simply starting to get foggy in my brain."

Can you imagine what a high those guys must have experienced on that Halloween day so many years ago? According to Jim those records set that day probably lasted at least 10 years. The courses have changed over the years, so the records wouldn't be the same in today's world. And I must observe, how great that Jim's brother remembered and called to remind Jim.

Kathy Wick Lapping Sikes passes away 11/1/09

Tim Lapping and I have had two nice talks in the past few days. Our classmate, and his former wife, Kathy Wick passed away on Sunday, November first, just the day after she had begun Hospice care in her home after a long battle with cancer. She had undergone chemotherapy recently trying to hang on perhaps until the holidays for her family, but the pain was too much. As Tim said, she was ready to go. She is survived by her older sister Chris, having lost her younger sister Diane a couple of years ago and she and Tim have a son TJ and grand-daughter Chloe. There will be a memorial service Saturday Nov. 7 at 4pm, a Celebration Circle, presided over by a friend of Tim's who is a minister. The celebration of Kathy's life will take place at Tim's property outside of San Antonio. Tim will let us know if there is a specific charity TJ recommends for donations in Kathy's memory. Perhaps a charity of our own choosing would also make Kathy happy. There will be many friends in attendance; Kathy had worked for Ford Motor Credit and had many friends from her working career. Not too long ago Jack Lupher was visiting Tim and Ginny and was able to also visit with Kathy. Aren't these long-term friendships wonderful, and so important at particular times! Tim asked me to share the fact that the family and friends feel it is a blessing that Kathy could let go and now be free of the severe pain she endured. May she rest in peace and love.