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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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Kert makes a new video for the USS IOWA

If you follow my blog you'll already know my KHS69 brother Kert is a film maker & editor in Burbank, CA.  He has been filming the story of the moving, refurbishing and opening of the USS IOWA at San Pedro, CA.  She was opened to the public this week and he's now made a new video which will be used as a promo to obtain more publicity for the project.  If you're in the LA area, be sure to go tour the ship!  The photography on this video is spectacular; if you've watched before, you'll see this is in part a compilation of earlier video with the story updated.  It's 6:11 minutes long, but watch the clock, at 5:53 you will see a split second shot of his handsome face!   ENJOY

John Henke 1947-2012

From our classmate Todd Kamp comes word that classmate John Henke has passed away.  Here is the obituary from the St. Louis Post Dispatch:

John L. Henke 

Henke, John L. of St. Charles, Missouri, died on Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the age of 65. Loving husband of Donna Rae Henke NEE: Hopper; beloved son of the late August (the late Frances) Henke and the late Dorothy Henke; devoted father of John David Henke and Nicholas Arthur Henke; dear brother of Carl (Judy) Henke, Jean Henke, Carol (Paul) Craig, James (Darlene) Henke, Elizabeth Campbell, and Ashley (Mike) Toalson; dear brother-in-law of Cal (Merry) Hopper; loving Godfather of Meredith Murphy. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and dear friends. John was a Past President and board member of the Greater St. Louis Business Aircraft Association. Active member of the Quiet Birdman, Missouri Pilots Association, Greater St. Louis Flight Instructions Association, FAAST Team Representative, DA-20 Pilot Proficiency Examiner, the CAF Missouri Wing and the American Legion of Chesterfield. Services: The family is being served by The BAUE Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO where visitation will be held Thursday, July 5, 2012 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Funeral Service 10:00 AM, Friday, July 6, 2012 at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center Chapel, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO. Interment St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Wings of Hope. Share your condolences and memories at baue.com.

 John was the brother of our classmate Jean, so our condolences go to the Henke family.  John and his father were very active in the private and corporate aircraft industry for many years; Todd took flying lessons as a young man from John's father.  Always such connections in our Kirkwood roots!

May John rest in peace and love.