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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Thursday, February 3, 2011

SMALL WORLD FUN IN KIRKWOOD

Well, somewhere I recently mentioned Miss Agnes Gundlach, our Robinson Elementary music teacher. I'll be darned if I can remember now where I mentioned her, but Dave London, our newest KHS65 member, was actually reading what I write and sent some memories of Miss Gundlach. If you remember her this will delight you. As I recall she was very tiny, very old, with very gray hair. Frail comes to mind also. I don't even know how I remembered her, perhaps in going through the scrapbook 'stuff' I am still unpacking...at any rate here are Dave's memories, for which we thank him. Also courtesy of Dave you'll find several grade school pix, St. Clements & Des Peres School, newly posted (along w/ lots of new Pitman & Robinson shots) on the website at http://www.khs65.com/. "The Miss Agnes Gundlach that was the music teacher at your grade school lived three doors from me on Vinetta Drive. I used to cut her lawn." And then he shared further, "Yes Miss Gundlach's yard was the "plum" of the neighborhood. It was passed on. When one age group got too old to cut lawns (usually coincided with driving age) the incumbent would have to find his replacement and teach him exactly how to cut her yard. She had a double lot with lots of gardens and the trimming took three times as long as the mowing. But she paid very well; $3.00 with a $.50 tip and fresh made lemonade. Charlie Hoeh (KHS62) passed it on to me and I passed it on to Larry Mica (KHS68)". And as Dave says, it's so fun to reminisce, but difficult to believe so much time has passed! THANKS again Dave ... let me know if you think of anything else to share!

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