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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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Remembering Eric Lothman

I am sure many of you remember our late classmate, Eric Lothman who left us way too early.  Here is part of his obituary from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch at the time of his passing:

Dr. Eric William Lothman, a former neurologist in St. Louis and a specialist in epilepsy, died Saturday (April 15, 1995) in Charlottesville, Va., after suffering an apparent heart attack while jogging. He was 47.
Dr. Lothman, of Charlottesville, earned his bachelor's and medical degrees and doctorate from Duke University. He got his neurological training and practiced at Barnes Hospital and Washington University.
In 1983, Dr. Lothman joined the faculty of the University of Virginia's Department of Neurology. In 1990, he was appointed to the Eugene Meyer III chair in neuroscience.
In 1992, Dr. Lothman received the Javits Award of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. …

I remember at the time the extreme shock and dismay brought on by his death, especially in the neurological community.   I mention Eric now because I was recently giving my new husband and my brother, Kert KHS69, a tour of the fabulous new athletic fields and environs and we visited the brick pathway, many of the bricks now having names, dates and memorials to KHS folks of all types.  The memorial stone for Eric was particularly touching.  Others of our classmates also have honor or memorial bricks too, the Lowe girls and Brent Schenk come to mind.  I thought a photo of Eric's memorial might bring back some good memories of him for those of you who were his friends.These bricks are a great way to donate to Kirkwood School District Foundation and remember your family and our childhood!


 

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