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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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

KHS65 TURNS 50 - OFFICIAL INVITATION HERE

Here is the official 50th Anniversary Reunion invitation.  If you have not received this by postal mail, please get in touch so we can update our database.  You can use the information herewith to respond - times, places, dates, costs and reunion committee post office box address are all here.  Any questions, just ask. 



Jill Taft mourns the death of her wonderful father

Condolences to classmate Jill Taft Smith on the 5/31 death of her father Samuel at age 99.  Another of our classmates who was privileged to have one or both of her parents for such a long time.  Read his interesting obituary here.  Our thoughts are with you and your family Jill.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

ANOTHER VIET NAM CASUALTY IN OUR CLASS

In working on some class members' names and addresses I discovered that we have JAMES RALPH WATERS in our list of deceased members, but didn't realize until I looked at my database that he apparently died of the effects of Agent Orange exposure in Viet Nam.  I found the following information about him; if you have anything to add please let me know:

James Ralph Waters, SFC US ARMY, Viet Nam
Birth 31 Jan 1947
Death 29 Oct 2004
Began service 31 Jan 1966
He was interred at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery 5 Nov 2004
Section IV, site 1671

James lived in 1989 and around that time just down Alsobrook in Kirkwood from where he lived during our senior year at KHS, obviously close to family or at least to where he had lived as a child. By 1996 he was living in Wentzville.

James deserves our respect and gratitude just as those who have died in combat or from other aspects of warfare, as well as do our wounded servicemen who survived.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Classmate Barbara Bradley Hobart passes away

Thank you to Karen Lowe Adams for letting us know that classmate Barb Hobart passed away this winter.  Here is her obituary: 

Hobart, Barbara (nee Bradley) Wednesday, February 4, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Jay Hobart, loving mother of Susan (Kris) Chilton; dear grandmother of Mackenzie and Karson Chilton; dear friend to many. Services: Visitation at Bopp Chapel, 10610 Manchester Rd., Kirkwood, Thursday, Feb. 12th, 4 p.m. until memorial service begins at 6:30 p.m. Memorials preferred to Shriner's Hospital for Children or the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. www.boppchapel.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=barbara-hobart&pid=174091701&fhid=6378#sthash.5acVFL0j.dpuf
may she rest in peace and love.