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, June 18, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL - YOU ARE THE BEST

You have all heard me say before that my favorite musician of our lifetime is Paul McCartney and I haven't changed my tune.  His birthday is today, I think his 70th.  If you look down the right side of this blog, you'll hear The Beatles singing Happy Birthday, I use it sometimes for my friends, too bad we can't sing it for him.  I was thrilled to see him on the Queen's Concert and even more thrilled to see him right behind her at the family tribute to her.  He was visible right behind her the whole time and in print photos!  Sir Paul has come a long way from Liverpool and deserves every kudo he gets.  The worlds of music and entertainment are the better for having had him in them.  So happy birthday to Paul, my pal Tony and everyone else who has a birthday today.  Celebrate yourselves silly!

DEATH OF ANOTHER KHS65 PARENT

The obituary of Mike Bosworth's father is interesting to us on several accounts.  I did not realize Mike's running successes were hereditary!  And I had forgotten that Mike and Art Leavens were step-brothers.  
I think you will find this interesting:

http://kirkwood.patch.com/articles/robert-w-bosworth-serviceman-and-track-star-dies-at-89?ncid=newsltuspatc00000001
Our condolences to Mike and Art and their families. 

Thursday, June 7, 2012

KHS65 - what do the numbers mean?

I was just roaming around in my brain, after reading quite a bit online about Her Majesty's Jubilee activities, and got to thinking about the numbers.  Sunday is June 10th, the 47th anniversary of our graduation.  Most of us in the class of 1965 were born in 1947, so this is a significant year, even if not a milestone anniversary year.  Then there is the fact that those same 1947 babies in the Class of 1965 are turning 65 this year, some of us won't have that joy until much later in the year while some already have become 65 of course.  Saturday I'll be 64.5, always a milestone for me.  I always remember because two special friends of mine have June 9th birthdays.  When my kids were little we celebrated their half-birthdays sometimes, especially if we needed a reason to celebrate something.  Numbers can be fascinating, their interrelationships, their regularity and their complexity.  I think those same words apply to us members of KHS65.  Here's another visual reminder of numbers, it appears there were quite a few more white caps and gowns (females) than the males in red in our class - wonder how these numbers impacted our social lives?  And were there enduring ramifications of those experiences...too many girls, not enough guys?  Maybe all of these numbers are meaningless, but fun to think about maybe, no?  The bottom line is, as I am continually reminded, we can't think about the numbers too much, it'll drive us crazy.  We are who we are, and by golly, we're aging, and in my humble opinion most of us are doing it quite gracefully and with great style, as we have done so much throughout our Babyboomer lives!  So, no, we can't let the numbers get us down, but we can play with them and enjoy the looking back.  Have a great Sunday, and try to spend some time having some Thursday, June 10, 1965 memories interspersed with your Sunday June 10, 2012 activities. ENJOY - send someone a yellow rose, the traditional sign of friendship, and our class flower!  You should be able to rightclick this rose and capture it to send to your friends.