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?

1 comment:

  1. Can you imagine JOHN LENNON as a stamp collector? He was!!! Whodda ever thunk it?

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