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Sunday, February 27, 2011
Yesterday I drove into Kirkwood to fetch Steve Huber's mom, Nancy, to go to a luncheon & meeting with me. We both belong to several hereditary societies and see one another frequently. On the way home I took Manchester Road west from Geyer. I always look around when I hit Des Peres because we lived in Harwood Hills for several years from mid-11th grade & I like to see how the area is doing. As I passed thru the light at Bopp Road I saw on my left a tall construction fence and could hardly keep my eyes on the road! The whole block from Bopp to Lindeman on the south side of Manchester is GONE! I don't know how deep, there were houses behind that area of commercial buildings (Biederman's Furniture at one time, later a bookstore, and many other stores), so maybe some of them were leveled also! I immediately called my best Kirkwood-go-to-information source Peggy Entenman Kramer, who tells me Dierbergs grocery is going in there!!! Not so amazing, Dierbergs is still expanding BUT if you recall, just west of Bopp on the north side of Manchester is Schnucks!!! [NOT, please see the comments below, I completely forgot about the new Schnucks super store at Ballas! What was I looking at when I drove by it Saturday? My phone probably, I think I called Peggy right away as I was so amazed!] So what's that going to do to the grocery biz in Des Peres?????? Some of you marketing types might understand this better than I do... The point of my telling you all this is that I was just amazed that the whole area is GONE! I had JUST been talking to Nancy on the way to our luncheon about how things are changing in Kirkwood; streets with teardown houses replacing those we remember, streets being changed, etc., but that when I am in Kirkwood I always know exactly where I am and how to get where I'm going even amidst change. If you haven't been back to Kirkwood in awhile, better start planning to attend our 50th Reunion, it'll be here before we know it. Maybe you should come sooner before too much of our memory is bulldozed under! And if you live here in St. Louis County, better just make a run thru Kirkwood soon!
I'm not here to recommend one's buying a classmates.com membership, but if you already have one, by all means check it out now, and if you can get a preview, at least check it out. Might be very useful. The Life magazines are of use to me in another project, but I can't seem to print the pages from this site like I can others. Well, you can purchase a copy! Enjoy~!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Markieff Morris scored a career-high 26 points and added 15 rebounds, leading the Kansas men's basketball team to an 89-63 victory over Colorado on Saturday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.After not having a rebound in KU's game Monday against Kansas State, Markieff made 8 of 10 shots and 9 of 12 free throws while tying his career-high for rebounds. The effervescent personalities of Mssrs. Holley, Greene, Ferree and Olson no doubt spurred KU on to victory this afternoon. Bet those boys had a FUN day today! - Our KHS65 classmates who also graced the KU Campus, or still go there for sports events, have great taste in teams! See below for more KU BBall info.
Brady Morningstar contributed 16 first-half points on 6-for-8 shooting. He also made 4 of 5 three-pointers.
Morningstar attempted just one shot in the second half, missing a three. He finished with five assists, no turnovers and two steals in 36 minutes.
Marcus Morris (16), Tyrel Reed (13) and Tyshawn Taylor (10) also added double figure scoring.
With Texas' 70-67 loss to Nebraska on Saturday, KU pulls to within a game of the Big 12 lead.
KU (25-2) will play host to Oklahoma State at 8 p.m. Monday.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
What a fun evening 2/5 sharing with Bob's family and friends as they surprised him with a great 65th birthday party at the Kirkwood American Legion Post 156 Steamboat Room. His sister drove in from New Jersey to surprise him~ he was also surprised by a slip on the ice and a broken arm! (It's all your fault Georgann, you started all these broken bones! My ribs are nearly well thankfully! Hope you are also repaired!) A special treat for the KHS65 crowd at last night's party was seeing Art Stout. He's aging of course, but getting around well. Back when Bob and CJ were married, many of Bob's pals were either off at college or off at war, so Art graciously served as one of Bob's groomsmen, pretty cool huh? Pat Moisio was there, aglow with Peter's latest news ~ a speaking engagment for the spring, and doing very well in his own apartment. Check out our other posts for information on her brother Peter who is a Down Syndrome success story!
Rox (Guels) and Jay Rassi are taking to the road. They leave next week for a few months in their new digs in Mesa, AZ. They will then return to a new home in Illinois northeast of here, closer to their children. We'll miss them right here in St. Louis County, but she promised to stay in touch electronically AND we're welcome to get in touch when in Arizona. Her email address & cell phone # are remaining the same. SO glad we got to see you guys last night Rox, and thanks again on the photorescue!
Darlene & Ken McBride joined the fun last night too as did Dave and Eileen Beardsley who are having another grandson in June! The guys seemed to be enjoying visiting with Art Stout. I enjoyed one of the three birthday cakes, two of which had edible pix of the birthday boy...one special picture from his childhood, the other a later portrait. Photos of him were spread around the dining room, and the festive streamers and balloons in red, white and blue set a nice patriotic ambiance for the evening. GREAT food too!!! If ya gotta have birthdays, doing it this way is a good thing! Thanks for including us CJ, and take care of that guy's arm!!!
Check out the website, http://www.khs65.com/; in addition to 13 pix from last night's party, I've finished posting all the elementary school pix I had in my "to do" stack. There are many missing names though, so I hope everyone will take a look and email names to me. The comment utility on the website is still down, haven't had time to delve into what sort of solution I can find to the spam problem on that site. All the pix from last night are posted in the top album, and many more in the Elementary School Pix album. You can SEE earlier comments, you just can't ADD comments! So please email me your identifications of our classmates.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Sunder, Edward W., Jr. born: February 24, 1919, passed away January 30, 2011. Edward Sunder was born and raised in Webster Groves, Missouri. He graduated from Webster High School and went on to spend one year at Washington University before being drafted into the United States Army in 1941. Ed spent his first 2 years in the infantry, where he trained men for overseas duty. He then was accepted into the Army Air Corps where he served his country in active combat duty as a B24 bomber pilot. Stationed in England, Ed flew over 30 missions for the 8th Air Force, 854th squadron, and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. In 1946 Edward moved his family to Kirkwood where he lived until 2008, when he moved full time to Naples, Florida. Ed spent 40 years in the insurance industry. He is a past president and chairman of W. H. Markham & Co. as well as CEO of Frank B. Hall of Missouri. He was an active member of his community. He served as president of the YMCA of St. Louis Operations Board, served the City of Kirkwood in several capacities, was a member of the Veiled Prophet and served as president of the Insurance Brokerage Industry Group NACSA. Ed was an avid golfer. He loved to write poems, sing, play the piano and be with his family. He will be dearly missed. He was the beloved husband for 49 years of Jean Brocksmith Sunder (1920-1992). He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Pearl M. Sunder; children: Sandra Sunder Lusk (Rodney), Paula Sunder Ross (Charles), Edward W. Sunder III (Kathy), step-son William P. Rector (Susan) and 10 grand- children and 10 great-grand- children. Services: Visitation Sat., Feb. 5, 3 pm until time of Memorial Service 4 pm at BOPP CHAPEL, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood. Interment private. In lieu of flowers donations to your favorite charity preferred. (http://www.boppchapel.com/)
And to our friends Nelson and Leslie, our condolences on the passing of Nelson's mother:
Wainwright, Mary Colette (nee Wehner) October 27, 1918 - January 29, 2011. Wife of the late Nelson Wainwright. Daughter of the late Josef and Emma (Jacob) Wehner. Sister of the late Joseph (Margaret) Wehner, the late Marcella (Bill) Hilse, the late Angela (Roy) Neumann, and the late Norbert (Elvena). Mother of A. Don (Mary), C. Royal (David Robbins), and W. Nelson (Leslie). Grandmother of 5, great-grandmother of 5, aunt, great-aunt, sister-in-law, and friend. Colette skated professionally with the Ice Follies and was a top-ranked amateur golfer with 9 holes-inone. The family wishes to thank the staffs at Cedar Creek Assisted Living and Hospice of Citrus County for the wonderful care that they gave Colette. Memorial donations to Evans Scholarship Program, University of Missouri Columbia, 923 Maryland Avenue, Columbia, Missouri 65201; Hospice of Citrus County, Inc., PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, Florida 34464; or a charity of your choice. Services: A graveside service will be held 2:30pm on Saturday February 26, 2011 at Fountains Memorial Park, Homosassa, FL. The family will receive friends from 12pm until 2pm at Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa Springs, FL. Condolences may be offered at www.wilderfuneral.com.