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 4, 2009

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.

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