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Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
In looking for her Obituary I see that Joal Charleville's father passed away this week too. You can also read his obituary at www.stltoday.com or go here to read it. Our condolences to Joal and her family too.
May our parents all rest in peace and love...and maybe even spend some time taking pride in their children up there in the PTA of heaven.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I DON'T WANT TO BRAG OR MAKE ANYBODY JEALOUS OR ANYTHING, BUT I CAN STILL FIT INTO THE EARRINGS I WORE IN HIGH SCHOOL!
Ya just gotta love it! There was a cartoon but I can't get it to copy!
Have a great day!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Never let it be said that Ken McBride isn't persistent. He has wanted to get a group of KHS65 members together in central MO for a long time, and he pulled it off! Ken has a great interest in the demographics of our class, and our era, and is very good at putting together interesting groups of folks for interesting conversation. Eleven of us met at Arris Cafe & Bistro in Jefferson City Friday June 11th for a great gabfest! Dave Beardsley graciously chauffeured Bob O'Neill, Pat Moisio Ciapciak and myself from our Clayton & Lindbergh meeting place. Bev Schwarz Martin, Rocky Reece, Gary Schmidt, Vicky Will LaRue, Tom Ray, and Alan Yount joined us and of course Ken was there. Ken works during the week in Jeff City so he cooked up this great plan for those in the central MO area to meet there. We talked and talked, the poor waitress could hardly get us to order! We ate (great food!) and talked some more. Bev had to leave for another function later in the day, then some of the others departed, but Ken took those of us from St. Louis and Vicky to the now-closed MO State Penitentiary. We didn't take the $12 tour, but Ken told us alot about it from the parking lot. We parked right across from the old gas chamber where we could see the pathway from the basement death row door to the gate where the soon-to-be-executed were let out of the vehicle and walked down a bit of a sidewalk into the chamber. Some of the stone walls are crumbling, the buildings abandoned, and an eerie feeling floats on the air! We agreed we needed to go back for the tour! Then it was off to Central Dairy, think Baskin Robins in an old dairy building, for deliciously fattening ice cream and more talk....Ken forgot to tell Gary that we were doing the Pen first, so poor Gary waited and waited, but enjoyed the ice cream with us, just a short distance from his Jeff City home. It was a great way to celebrate our 45th anniversary. We'll do it again so more can join us. Tom Ray is an Associate Circuit Judge in Farmington, Gary is retired and taking it easy there in Jeff City, Vicky lives in St. Clair WINE COUNTRY, Alan is retired from Mizzou and playing his trumpet again in Columbia, Ken works for the Mo Highway Patrol (in what I still everyonceinawhile call data processing :-)) ), and NO he can't fix speeding tickets! Rocky lives in New Bloomfield I think, might have to correct that, Bev in the Fulton area. On the way there, we took a shortcut into Fulton which ends up right at the gates to William Woods where some of our galpals matriculated.
See all the photos at http://www.khs65.com/, but here's a teaser, what a great group of guys!!!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The story of the trumpets Denny & Alan own is interesting too. For Alan's 60th b'day his wife bought him a 1934 Selmer Paris trumpet, the same kind Louis Armstrong, Harry James & Ray Anthony played during the 1930s. On Armstrong's CD, "Kiss of Fire", he is holding the Selmer Paris on the cover. Alan still has his S/P which he got in 1961. Dennis took his Getzen trumpet to Alan's recently, similar to what Doc Severinson used to play.
Another interesting ditty from Alan that some of you who live in the Kirkwood area might appreciate - Craig Schmitz KHS63 was killed the first week he was in Viet Nam. His name is on the memorial in Kirkwood. He too played in Alan's band, the first 2 years, on drums. The last time Alan spoke with him, just before he went into the Army, he had just graduated from SIU's undertaking school. He told Alan he was not afraid of death or dead people...what an irony!
One of these days we are going to have a KHS65 band playing at some function...my dream! We still have talent hanging around the country. Tomorrow I will see Alan and another KHS65 musician, Dave Beardsley...a bunch of us are having lunch in Jefferson City, should be a great gossipfest, will report on that next week! Again, Happy Anniversary KHS65 and thanks again Dennis and Alan!! Keep hitting those high notes! practice practice practice.....
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Girls, what did you WEAR??? My swimsuit matched my dress! White cotton pique with pale blue piping. My mom was such a clotheshorse, and she superimposed her will on me...thankfully as it turns out!
Paul Silman is off to a 3 day golf jaunt as I type, his birthday is today (the 9th) so he's celebrating on the links. Several of us are lunching together Friday in Jefferson City...a diverse and interesting group put together by Ken McBride who lives in Chesterfield but works in Jeff City during the workweek. Ken loves to put interesting groups of folks together and see what develops. Pat Moisio, Dave Beardsley, Bob O'Neill and I are driving together...wonder who will talk the most! Check back early next week for a report on this event!
Spend some time on Thursday, maybe over a cup of tea or a glass of vino, thinking about the day, or the time in between, and be happy we had our great beginnings and now our shared history. Graduation day was a Thursday too...
I'm curious to learn what comes to your mind when looking at the photo of OUR day. It has just occurred to me, look at that sea of white compared to the lake of red! No wonder our social setting was what it was!!! Too many girls, not enough BOYS!!! LOOK WHAT ELSE I JUST FOUND! It's Thursday evening, I put my hand into a box of KHS65 "stuff" and pulled out ONE thing, it happened to be the Kirkwood Public Schools newsletter for June, 1965. Check it out here, we're the top news!
Happy Memories to you, or as Roy and Dale would say, "Happy Trails to You".
PS: I am not at liberty to discuss WHO, but more than one member of KHS65 was nominated for the Kirkwood High School Alumni Hall of Fame! I was thrilled to see that our classmates were honored, and also that some classmates participated by nominating others!~ There are SO many amazing KHS graduates! Well, we ALL are in my opinion....thank you to all who participated!