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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Friday, May 28, 2010

FABULOUS KIRKWOOD HISTORY IN PICTURES

From Beth Browning came a real gem this morning. It seems Francis Scheidegger donated all 9000+ of his negatives to the Western Historical Manuscript Collection archives at UMSL. They are posted on a website, which you can see here . When you get to the website scroll down thru the subject list until you come to Scheidegger's photos, click the thumbnails for larger images. They start in 1949, but further on they go back to 1947...everything from Valley Park midget races to the Loop in 1947~~~ with street cars, parades, stores, homes, and much more in between! You can also type in a year at that same submit search page - I put in 1965 and the listings are there but not the photos. BE SURE TO LOOK BACK IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE IN THE 1965 COLLECTION THERE WILL BE ONE OF BILL BAILEY WITH HIS CENTENNIAL BEARD! REMEMBER THE CONTEST? And all those guys with those lush beards? Do you gals remember thinking it was weird? I did, never have been a "facial hair" type!! The site states that there will eventually be over 9,000 images! What a treasure! THANKS Beth SO much for sharing! [10/12/10 - I just reviewed this site again and didn't see back to 1947 but there are a LOT of familiar scenes, you'll love it!] Who knows what this is?
I do, I sat right there many a time drinking fountain Cokes with my mom, she was addicted to Coke! Remember, the paper cone seated in the metal holder, they were a nickel! And Doug White's mom sold cosmetics, Revlon 'Queen of Diamonds' lipstick, to my mom!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MICKEY (MIC) MARIETTA NEEDS OUR PRAYERS

I have just learned, courtesy of Ken McBride, that Mickey Marietta has suffered a brain aneurysm and is hospitalized, paralized. Apparently he is lucid and his wife thinks he would enjoy hearing from his old friends and classmates. Please send him pictures, cards, letters, etc. at 15075 State Route H, St. James, MO 65559. The home phone # is 573 699 4938. Our thoughts and prayers are with him - many of us Robinsonites remember Mickey from way back when, as kids on the streets around Thebe's Market! God Bless....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

FRED LYON's widow passes away

Just this morning I received the following email forward by Jim Olson. Maxine was a lovely lady who stayed in touch with many KHS alums, mostly the boys who were coached by Fred. Jim and Fred, and thus Maxine, were particularly close. This email is just as it came from Ginger Fletcher at KHS:

"We just received news today that Maxine Lyon Henty passed away on May 8. Dr. Holley, KHS principal, remembered how fond you were of Maxine and wanted to make sure you received the news. I am including the information I found on www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary, [go to legacy to leave a message for the family.]

Henty, Maxine Lyon Born Dec. 26, 1933, passed away May 8, 2010. Services: Visitation will be held Wednesday, May 12 at Salem United Methodist Church in Ladue, 1200 S. Lindbergh at 9:30 a.m. followed by a memorial Service at 10:30 a.m. Service by Kriegshauser West Mortuary. Share your condolences at www.kriegshausermortuary.com There will be a visitation Thursday, May 13 at Coffeleschneider Funeral Home in Hume, MO, from 1-2 p.m. followed by a graveside service at Underwood Cemetery, Hume, Mo. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Crohn's Society, 1034 South Brentwood, Suite 1510, St. Louis, MO 63117 or the Scieroderma Foundation, Restricted Research Funds, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923."