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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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

1965, THE SAME NO MATTER THE GEOGRAPHY!

Hi all, I'm having a great nostalgia morning as I read my emails. Please check out the Remembering Jake post below, but here is another fun nostalgia bit. This is that quiz that has been round and round the internet, you know, if you only remember a few of these things you're still a kid and if, like me, you remember every single one you're older than dirt. I loved this one because it came to me from a gal who keeps her 1965 high school class memories alive, from Scotch Plains/Fanwood High School in Westfield, NJ. I found her when doing some research for my grandfather's diary transcription project. She is a classmate of the gal who lived across the street from my grandparents in Westfield for many years. The neighbor, Carolyn, and I being the same age visited together when my family was in NJ with my grandparents. One time, a Thanksgiving trip I think, she took me to school with her. Her classmates were all amazed to have someone in their class all the way from MISSOURI, and I was so impressed at how nice to me they were and what a 'big deal' it seemed to be! A fun memory. I did reconnect a couple years ago with Carolyn, through the SPFHS65 alumni activities and internet postings. You just never know who you'll find!! Hope you enjoy this list of reminders as much as I did. And thanks Nancy Chomicz for keeping me on your mailing list and for sharing!

1. Wrigley’s Chewing Gum. Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun. Blackjack Chewing
Gum. Bazooka Bubble Gum. Juicy Fruit Gum.
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water. NIK-L-NIPS.
3. Candy cigarettes with pink tips in their own box as you faked ‘taking a drag’!
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.
5. Coffee shops or diners with tabletop jukeboxes. 5 cents each or 6 songs for 25!!!
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers with pull-off tab.
The milkman left the bottles by one of your doors.
7. Party-lines on the telephone….Oops, sorry! Rarely did people ‘Listen In.’
8. Newsreels before the movies. Up to date world news.
9. P.F. Flyers. U.S. Keds.
10. Butch Wax. For that slicked back greasy look.
11. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows
started again in the morning (there were only 3 channels....if you were fortunate).
12. Peashooters. Ouch!
13. It's Howdy Doody Time...It's Time to Laugh and Play! His freckles!
14. 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM Records.
15. Licking S & H Green Stamps and pasting ‘em in the books! Plaid Stamps. [And Eagle Stamps at Famous Barr here in St. Louis]
16. Hi-Fi record players.
17. Metal ice trays with release lever.
18. Mimeograph machines. [And the fabulous smell of mimeo ink]
19. Blue Sylvania flashbulbs.
20. Packards, Studebakers, DeSoto ‘fins’ and VW Beetles.
21. Roller skate keys that you hung around your neck.
22. Cork popguns.
23. Drive-in restaurants with trays that hooked over the driver’s window.
24. Drive-in movies.
25. Wash tubs with wringers. Outdoors clothes lines with wooden clothes pins.
26. Pez dispensers with different flavored brick shaped candies.
27. Hop Scotch, Bingo, Old Maid, Go Fish, Dominoes, Scrabble and Hula Hoops.
28. Wax lips, teeth, mustache and red tongue candies that tasted waxy and awful.
29. Sherry Lewis and Lambchop..and Kookla, Fran & Ollie.
30. Winding film in camera and taking photo by looking DOWN into viewer. Hold real still!
31. Saddle shoes and penny loafers. [I'm still wearing penny loafers!]
32. Good Humor trucks with bells. Double-stick popsicles. Fudgesicles. Creamsicles.
33. Pesticide trucks spraying DDT up and down the streets at the Jersey shore for pesky
mosquitoes while kids ran behind breathing in the fumes for a ‘high.’
34. Three Musketeer Bars that had 2 grooves on each side so you could share them
with your other 2 Musketeer friends.
35. Matching ‘Sticky Pins’ made to look like swords for you and your buddy & worn on collar.
36. Praying mantis, lightning bugs, Japanese beetles, blue mud daubbers and lady bugs.
37. Candied dots on paper strips in 5 colors. Try not to eat the paper attached to them.
38. Malt balls, Sprinkles, Jimmies, Red Hots & Pixie Stix. Straws with chocolate & strawberry
flavoring in them. Fruit flavored Fizzies you’d drop in water to drink.
39. Hi Ho Silver, Away! The Lone Ranger. Kemosabie! Who was that masked man?
I didn’t even have the chance to thank him.
40. The Honeymooners Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason) and Alice (Audrey Meadows).
Friends Ed Norton (Art Carney) and Trixie (Joyce Randolph)
Someday, you’re going to the moon, Alice. Pow, right in the kisser!
Bonus Points
High beam head light and dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
Bicycle ‘pant leg clips’ so pants wouldn't get caught in the chain. (Before guards)
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals in cars when turning.
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Man, am I old.
Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?
Having some “Senor or Senorita Momentos”?
Mmmm...We really ARE “Official Members” of the J.O.Y. GROUP!
J-O-Y = Just Old Youth!!!
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