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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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wehrenberg Theatre Owner died, remember Ronnie's?

Just a little snippet of Kirkwood area nostalgia.  I just discovered an October, 2015 article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Ronald P. Krueger died 10/21/15 at age 75 of congestive heart failure.  He was the third-generation president and CEO of Wehrenberg Theatres.  He was a generous man, dedicated supporter of the Salvation Army and active in other area charitable efforts.  He was a Westminster College grad, a 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Past Potentate of Moolah Shrine Temple.  He was born in St. Louis, his mother's maiden name was Wehrenberg, and Ronnie's Drive-In was named for him when it opened in 1948; he worked there from boyhood, leading pony rides or taking his place as a car-hop.  The Drive-In was torn down in the 1980s and a six-plex and shopping center were built on the property.  It's called Ronnie's Plaza so the memory of that hallmark of our era is still alive.  He was married to his wife Midge Deppe Krueger for 38 years and they had two daughters and a son.  I tried to access the article about him in the Post, but true to their normal lousy form, it's not available.  Should anyone be interested, I have the full article.

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