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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Sunday, July 3, 2011

W W II VETERAN & KHS65 FATHER REMINISCES

Sharon and Karen Lowe are becoming an unusual pair of KHS65 classmates, lucky enough to still have both of their parents alive and healthy. In our youth, surrounded by all of us GIRLS, Col. Lowe took a bit of a shine to my brother, if I may use that term, because he was a BOY and was around the neighborhood. In more recent times, Kert (KHS69) and I returned to visit our childhood home in Sugar Creek Ranch, just around the curve from the Lowes & visited the senior Lowes. Kert earned his Masters Degree in Military History in his adult years and is very interested in World War II history. He uses his talent as film editor and videographer for fun outside of his normal working days and was privileged to be able to interview Col. Lowe regarding his wartime adventures. In today's world of technology, with Col. Lowe's permission, I am pleased to share some of Kert's interviews. I hope many of you will check them out, the history is wonderful. As Kert says, "It's fascinating to realize everyone has a unique view of the past." It's fun for us to compare our varying memories of our childhood! Thanks Kert for making these available on-line and to Col. and Mrs. Lowe for being such great parents! In my own memoirs will be memories of the afternoons playing dress-up in their basement ~ I loved playing Princess Summerfallwinterspring! If you will go here you will first see Kert's interview with Col. Lowe about his near death experience the night Glenn Miller died. This story has been misconstrued for years, but here you will learn what really happened. Once you watch this about 12 minute video, click on the others in the strip to the right and you'll hear much more of Kert and Farrell's conversation, it's all fascinating. There is a total of 10 segments, all identifiable by the photo of Col. Lowe (one is called 'A close call in London' and has a b & w photo, but it's part of the interview); you might have to scroll past some other posts (which are also interesting) to find all 10 of them. I loved the story of his meeting Major Eisenhower! It's amazing to see a Veteran with the clarity of mind and ability to recollect so vividly his wartime experiences. AFTER you read Col. Lowe's story, you might go to the Wikipedia entry about Glenn Miller which is very informative about his career, and has a section on his disappearance. ENJOY! PS, I hope you will go to OLDER POSTS and review other Veterans' stories and information as we celebrate our nation's birthday, something we wouldn't be doing without ALL our veterans from ALL wars!

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