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

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.

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