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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Monday, September 26, 2011

BOB CASSILLY, Vianney68, FOUND DEAD TODAY AT 61

9/29/11 Go here to read the latest from the St. Louis Post Dispatch about Bob. There are a number of articles, and note there is a public service on SATURDAY 10/1 at The Sheldon.

Sculptor and City Museum founder and leader Bob Cassilly was found dead in a bulldozer today at the site of his new "Cementland" in North St. Louis. The 'dozer had rolled down a hill sideways and he was not wearing a seatbelt; it's being called an accident on the TV news. Bob was a well-loved St. Louis figure of our generation. Born in 1949, he grew up in Kirkwood and graduated in 1968 from Vianney. Watch the St. Louis Post, Facebook, and The Beacon newspaper for more news. I'm sure he'll be featured in Riverfront Times and Webster-Kirkwood Times also. There is a Facebook page to remember him, it is
here. If you're interested watch tonight's news around our area, and the Internet. His sculpture is also found in Dallas, Brooklyn, NY, Virginia and San Diego to name some other places. Here we see the turtles along highway 40 as we head eastward and of course the City Museum is his main site. Cementland has been under construction for 10 years up on Riverview Blvd. Bob was trained as a sculptor, and graduated from Fontbonne. St. Louis will be less without him.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

LYN SCHWEIZER HUFFMAN

Over the years several of us in KHS65 have had close relationships with members of KHS64. Our classmate Sally Schweizer's sister Lyn, a proud member of KHS64 is one of those. While Sal has lived out of our area for many years, Lyn has been here in town and has remained close to her many KHS64 dear dear friends, some of whom, like Linda Girard Day, are our KHS65 mates. Linda has been helping Lyn all along, but especially in the past couple of weeks. Lyn's husband called Linda and Jim to say that last night at about 11:15 Lyn died peacefully in her sleep at home. There will be a memorial service, I'd expect the announcement will be in the Post soon. Lyn is also survived by their two sons Mickey and Dylan. Lyn fought cancer for 12 years, often bouncing back to the absolute amazement of her many friends and family. She had a great spirit, an inspiration to us all. May she rest in peace and love. HERE is her obituary from the St. Louis Post.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

KHS65 member Bill Bowden

A gentleman named John Civis, whom I do not know, has been kind enough to send me the 2007 obituary for our classmate Bill Bowden. I did not know Bill at KHS, but after reading his obituary I am sorry I did not. He certainly packed a lot of worthwhile good works into his all too short life. Another of our classmates gone way too soon. May he rest in peace. And thank you so much John for telling us about Bill's death.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

THREE FAMOUS P's CHECK IN WITH KHS65

What a very fun message I just received from Bill Pottgen, currently of Phoenix, AZ where he presides over golf, real estate and his family:

"Sharon Purdy stopped in Phoenix overnight with her husband Sam on the way to visit their son in Hawaii. Francey took Sharon, Sam, Cindy and I on a fabulous tour of the Phoenix Art Museum where she is a docent. Then on to dinner at a famous local Mexican joint. Great time and fun visit! I've attached a photo of the three amigos that always sat in a row one behind the other in classes seated alphabetically."


Notice 46 years later they are STILL in alphabetical order, old habits.......

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Peggy Entenman Kramer's Family

Peggy's brother Bill's wife Annette has been suffering from cancer for quite some time and today has passed away. Bill and Annette have a daughter Elizabeth who survives. The visitation will be at Armbruster Friday and the funeral Saturday at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. I imagine details will be in the Post, if not tomorrow, then Friday. Might check Peggy's Facebook page tomorrow, Annette didn't pass away until 5:30 this evening, so I imagine arrangements will be tended to tomorrow. Peggy said they are all hurting but glad Annette's suffering is over. Annette fought a courageous fight to the very end. May she rest in peace and love. Peggy I am sure I speak for everyone in saying we send you and Billy our condolences and love.
Here is Annette's obit from the Post, you can go to www.stltoday.com to leave condolences.

Entenman, Annette Venardos on September 7, 2011. Beloved wife of 32 years of William Entenman; dear mother of Elizabeth Ann Entenman of Dallas, TX; daughter of the late John and Ann Venardos; loving sister of Estella (Randy) Ruzicka, Christine (Christopher) Paradowski, Dean (Melissa) Venardos; dear cousin, aunt, sister-in-law, godmother. Services: Visitation Friday, Sept. 9, 4-8 AMBRUSTER DONNELLY Mortuary, 6633 Clayton Rd. (Clayton) Trisagion service 7 p.m., Funeral Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, St. Nicholas 4967 Forest Park 63108. Donation to Missouri Baptist Cancer Infusion Center, 3015 N. Ballad Rd. 63131

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fifty Years ago

How did we get old enough to remember things that happened 50 years ago? I went to look for my pix from 1990 25th Silver Anniversary but I didn't put them in my 1990 scrapbook! I KNOW I have a bunch of photos, must have put them somewhere "special"...I'm sure they will turn up. In the meantime I found a notebook of things I took from older scrapbooks sometime back. My eye fell on a 1961 St. Louis Police Circus program. Did you go to the Police Circus? I remember going with my dad. The cover ad is Parente's, Recommended by Duncan Hines and touting a Large Parking Lot!, 6600 Chippewa. Ruggeri's is there too - remember how good their toasted ravioli was? And here is a 1961 Cardinals schedule: Loge boxes were $3; lower deck boxes $3; Field boxes, $2.50 and reserved seats $2 with 50 cents less in each category for children under 12. 50 years ago tonight we played Cincinnati at home in a night game. Here are ads for Jefferson Bank, Concord Bowl, Costello Kunze Ford (Tommy Costello is a long time pal of Paul's), Arena Bowl -72 lanes, Johnny Londoff Chevrolet (does that make you want to sing his jingle and not be able to get it off your mind?). Southwest Bank which is no more, Rizzo's, Milnot and Dan Hamm Drayage Co. which lists its phone # and teletype number.

Monday, September 5, 2011

25th Reunion Silver Anniversary Photos



In going through Paul's scrapbooks in his study tonight, I found a few pix of the Friday evening hotel hospitality room set-up the night before our Silver Anniversary Reunion party. Not only is Paul gone, but so are two of the folks in the pictures. Check them out at the website,
khs65.com they are in the 2011 album. Chuck Cross was such a great supporter of KHS65, and loved working on the reunions so much. His life was way too short, a great loss to those who were privileged to know him. One of these days I'll look to see what other photos I have of that reunion, I know I have some.
I decided to post this one here. Paul was notorious for taking pix of female rear ends, here he caught Joanne Cross helping stock the eats at the bar in the hotel hospitality suite. I can't believe I am knowingly posting a photo of me with curlers and a scarf! It looks like I just took a swig of that Coke or ate a cracker, dumb look on my face and dumb picture, but it brought a smile to my face all these years later. Can we believe it is nearly another 25 years since that magic night in 1990???