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, January 23, 2012

What's in a Name?

I love knowing the origin of various words and phrases in our funny language. I recently learned a couple of new ones, so think I will start this post and add to it when I come across others. I hope you will add to it too, by commenting! We'll build a nice collection maybe.

Soda Jerk - the person behind the soda fountain had to jerk the handles of the dispensers back and forth to get them to spew their contents, thus the "soda jerk" was born.

If you put all the Coke sold to date into 8oz bottles and string them end to end they would reach to the moon and back 1300 times. These kinds of statistics just blow me away!

Why donuts have holes - Sea Captain Hansen Gregory was eating a cake (an oily cake, the original name for doughnuts) in a huge ocean storm and finally had to use both hands on the wheel. Not wanting to pitch his cake, he stuck it onto the spoke of the wheel and voila, the donut was born. There is more to this story on Wikipedia but I got this version elsewhere.

Have you ever used the phrase "he had a lot of Moxie"? I have and never wondered where it came from! Seems like Moxie was the name of the first bottled soda and it was very fizzy. If you could drink two of them you had a lot of Moxie. It morphed into meaning you are pretty determined & have a lot of know-how.

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