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, April 12, 2012

BECKY EMRICH'S SISTER PASSES AWAY

If you don't follow Facebook you might not know that Becky's sister Joann Walker passed away last night in Little Rock. Becky has been posting daily as she visited Joann in the hospital, and I think I missed the very beginning post. Joann and husband Dennis were on vacation in Arkansas when she became sick. Her lungs were involved and it's now been a two week battle which Joann fought valiantly, but lost last night. Please keep Becky and her family in your prayers. When I learn more, I will post. Our classmate Gary Schmidt is now at home resting and progressing a bit each day after two heart attacks and surgery this past weekend. He too needs all our prayers and positive vibes.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

MORE FROM THE USS IOWA

My brother Kert, KHS69, spent two weeks in March aboard the USS IOWA as she was undergoing major restoration prior to her new role as tourist and educational attraction at San Pedro, CA. He's made a good video of the work, and he's back this coming week for more. Here is his explanation:

The ship is undergoing major restoration now (4/12)- she has been completely scaffolded and paint crews are sand/waterblasting, priming and painting. We opened to the public in December up in Richmond to generate $$ to stay afloat. It's the $3M from the Iowas state legislature that has allowed the new round of work to begin. We will tow to LA on the 21st of May. The plan is to have the ship open to the public at her permanent berth in San Pedro for the last week of June. To that end we are just starting a round of video/museum installation projects to tell her story. Waiting now for funding for that. We seem always to be waiting for $$ which usually comes, but not as much as we would like- always... So standing by to do a lot of work in a really short time! I was aboard for two weeks in March and am heading back this morning for another week to film the painting.

Check out his video to see the latest on the progress - he'll be making another video to show the rest of the work and the unveiling of her in her new glory! Way to go Kert and to all our Veterans who served aboard her we say THANKS!