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, March 19, 2017

DOROTHY HUNTER 109 1/2 AND GOING STRONG SEE AND HEAR HER

Dorothy Hunter is 109.5 years old, the oldest person in our area. She did teach in Normandy for awhile before going to Kirkwood, which is mentioned in the interview.  We on Facebook had wondered if she ever taught elsewhere. She married in 1930 and raised a daughter. Her voice is strong, you'd never think she is that old from listening to her!!! She said that in growing up she heard one word repeatedly, that being MODERATION, and she still follows that pattern. The radio commentator said her life "reads like a history book." We who had her as a teacher were blessed indeed.  Here is the link to this past week's radio interview with her; I think you'll enjoy it!  If you're on Facebook, check out my personal FB page, Leslie Vander Meulen Richards, for some fun talk about Mrs. Hunter and Miss Backus, or principal who lived as a boarder with Mr. and Mrs. Hunter on Geyer Road, just north of Essex.  
Thanks to Durrie Bouscaren of KWMU, St. Louis Public Radio for ferreting out this story and reporting on our beloved Robinson School third grade teacher.  On the link you'll also see quite a few very well-known Robinson School faces!  ENJOY!  I have just tried the link, the story is there, but the audio for the actual interview is not.  HERE is another link which works for me much better!  The written article is great, hearing her voice, priceless.