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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Saturday, January 22, 2011

POEM ON THE OCCASION OF OUR 2000 REUNION

In cleaning up my computer I've discovered a darling poem we received from Karen Schurig Bass as we were planning our 35th reunion in 2000. The blog format makes it so easy to share! Thanks all over again Karen!

It’s the Millenium and here we are-----
Fatter, grayer and older by far.

In 35 years there was plenty anew,
So let’s just have a little review.

We have clones, cell phones and artificial hormones,
CD ROM’s, dot.coms, atom bombs and condoms.

Sperm banks, test tube babies,
Gurus, personal trainers and
No brainers

Free love, gay love, and single parents,
Significant others and surrogate mothers

Penile implants, organ transplants and
Artificial parts, lasers, liposuction
And interchangeable hearts

Deficit spending and horrendous taxes,
E-mail, voice mail, internet and faxes.
Computers, commuters, highway shooters and I-Maxes.

Birth control pills and women’s liberation
Genetic engineering and sexual transformation

Smoke is out; coke is in and great disagreement about
the nature of sin.

Commies are out; terrorists are in.
I’m not sure we can call it a win.

Video games and animal rights,
Instant replay and even sound bites,
Cable TV and VCR’s
Moon rocks, space walks, black holes and Mars

Software, hardware, modems, mice and microwaves

Mobile homes, SUVs, mini cams
Satellites, hackers and holograms

Now let’s look at what remains
Things that never seem to change:

Rock & Roll, Country and Soul.
Cars, wars and the common cold
Bureaucrats, baseball, beer and booze
Blue jeans, cowboy boots and tennis shoes.

Doctors, lawyers and police chiefs
Sex offenders, social pretenders
And common thieves.

So my friends we’re going to get older
Though we gripe and complain
All the face lifts, boob jobs and
Viagra are completely in vain.

Let’s face the future with style and grace
We’ve had it good in this humble place.
An attitude of gratitude will keep our hearts alive
Let’s take the time to give three cheers for the class of '65

(Written by Margaret Speer Carter 9/17/99 for her 40th High School reunion in Ft. Smith, AR…………revised by Karen Schurig Bass for our 35th)

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