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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Thursday, November 3, 2016

JAZZ AND POETRY FROM KHS65 MUSICIAN ALAN YOUNT

I'm sure most all of us remember classmate Alan Yount, one of our two class musicians who were not only spectacularly talented but had their own dance bands, both of which played for various social events at KHS.  Alan has been a great correspondent for years and has recently shared something I didn't already know about him - he's a poet besides being one super trumpet player.  He's been writing poetry for 50 years and has published over 100 poems, nationally as well as in our state.  This is particularly interesting to me because I not only can't write a poem, yes I can make words rhyme but that's just not what it's all about, but I normally don't "get" much of poetry, way too nebulous for my more straight-line brain!  If you go here:
http://www.jerryjazzmusician.com/2016/10/brotherhood-man-poem-alan-yount/
you'll not only find a great, and timely, poem by Alan, but a photo of him as well as a short bio which I think will interest everyone.  Also you can click on the Gene Harris, Brotherhood of Man song and hear the song. Alan was Librarian at Mizzou for many years and in retirement still lives in the Columbia area.  He and I also share an interest in the history of our fathers' careers at McDonnell Aircraft and MDC.   And watch this space, Alan has another poem in the works that will have a Kirkwood angle.  Stay tuned.  Much appreciation to Alan for keeping us updated on his "careers"...he was in the Army Band too, along with other Kirkwoodians we all know!  ENJOY and happy FALL to everyone.

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