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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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Paul McCartney - Kennedy Center Honoree

I am sitting at my desk with tears streaming down my face as I watch the Kennedy Center Honors. Paul McCartney has long been my choice for the primo musician of our lives; his works alone and those with John Lennon define our lives in so many ways. Tonight's tribute to him in DC was wonderful. I never hear several of the early Beatles' songs without thinking about the people in my life, where I was when a song was popular, and of course, how many times I've replayed the night they were first on Sullivan's show...I was babysitting, the kids were in bed, I was alone in the living room and in awe. It's a melancholy time - I think New Years probably is for many of us...looking back on the past. At this age, I seem to be looking back more and remembering the details more and more too. Unpacking from our recent move has brought many memories as I unpack boxes of old scrapbooks ~ my mother's, my grandparents' and of course my own. A very close old friend, whom I nearly married, is dying. I can't stop thinking of him, and of course the memories of our time together are leaping to the front of my thoughts. Let's hope we have plenty more happy years to make more wonderful memories. During the McCartney honors, they showed the Fab Four crossing that famous crosswalk on Abbey Road, where I too walked - on my 50th birthday...what a trip that was, literally & figuratively. Happy New Year to everyone! Here's to Paul McCartney!

1/6/11 Just cleaning off my desk and found where I jotted a quote as I watched the Kennedy Center Honors show: "Paul was born with the gift of song, he gave it to us to sing forever." Kind of defines our lives doesn't it?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

CARS CARS CARS - WE ALL LOVED 'EM DIDN'T WE?

From our devoted KHS65 member Rich Mills comes this very way overthetop cool video about vintage cars - yes OUR vintage! It's a must - see - 9 minutes 16 sec long and worth every second. There are 3 parts, so when you come to a pause, keep watching. There are more videos at the end... poor Rich, after sending this to me he had to endure my telling him about all my top favorite cars! You'll see the 1961 Chevy Impala coupe and 1957 Chevy, turquoise, and a whole array of Corvettes...it's just a very very cool video...enjoy courtesy of Rich in frozen tundra IDAHO for heaven's sakes! Go here to see the video.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

GEORGANN DOES IT AGAIN! OH NO!!

If you'll read down to the August postings, you will find that Georgann Meinhardt Vehmeier had to give up her hopes of attending our 45th reunion due to a broken left elbow. So, apparently she got through that, only to send me another photo today of her with a sling now on her right arm, having broken her wrist. Hey girl, this is NOT how we Kirkwood girls get ready for reunions and Christmas! Steve's gonna disown you if he has to keep playing nursemaid to the woman of the house! What a bother, I hope you heal, AGAIN, really quickly and fully. So try Boniva or Reclast!@!!

As a 'get well wish' to Georgann, I've uploaded some gorgeous photos she sent me this summer that I never got around to posting...and I have MORE 'stuff' from her too! Time, my mortal enemy! Check out the links below to see the gorgeous surroundings where Georgann is spending her recuperation - but George, it's hard to enjoy all this beauty one-handed!!!!! This is Georgann and Steve's condo at The Landings, in Dunnellon, FL, on the Gulf Coast between Ocala & Crystal
River. Lately it's better known as the Georgann Recuperative Center! They are only 5 minutes away from Rainbowl River State Park. Sounds like a great place for a winter vacation to me!

Check out these links for more of a beautiful part of the west coast of Florida!
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Our KU Pals must be so proud!

Well, I'm sure all our classmates who are KU alums, or have any KU konnections, and there are many in KHS65, are just thrilled with the recent purchase of the Naismith basketball document, but if you don't know the details, here they are:

The third bit of history [sold at auction recently] was the document that listed the 13 rules for the game of basketball invented by James Naismith in 1891. It sold for the highest price of all, $4,338,500. The money from the sale will go to the Naismith International Basketball Foundation.

The auction results were big news on TV and really caught my attention. My only connection to basketball is that my daughter played it well in high school, lettered I think, and at KHS I broke a finger playing it, thus ending what surely wouldn't have been a stellar career anyway! But I do have lots of KU pals and am just thinking this is really a wonderful thing to have happened for the Basketball Foundation, lots of good will come from that money. Jayhawks Rock!