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, June 21, 2017

BETTY JEAN KENNEDY PASSES AWAY

I have no idea why I can't copy the obituary from today's Post Dispatch, but here is the link:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stltoday/obituary.aspx?n=betty-jean-kennedy&pid=185865904

I do not know any of the circumstances but we have had a local address for her for many years but I do not recall ever having heard from her.   Another of our classmates gone too soon.
Kennedy, Betty Jean passed away peacefully on June 17, 2017. Lifelong resident of the Kirkwood-Des Peres area and member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Born on July 13, 1947, Betty was the beloved daughter of the late William F. Kennedy Sr. and the late Dorothy E. (Wolter) Kennedy of Kirkwood area; dear sister of William F. Kennedy Jr. (Nancy) of Wildwood and John J. Kennedy of Manchester; aunt of Kimberly Kennedy of Portland, OR; Christopher Kennedy of Colorado Springs, CO; and Sean Kennedy of Manchester. Dear cousin and friend. Betty's immediate family sends best wishes in her memory to residents of Concordia House in Kirkwood and the ICU-490 staff at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. Services: Private graveside service and interment were June 20 at Resurrection Cemetery in Affton, MO. In lieu of cards or flowers, donations may be made to Equine Assisted Therapy, 3369 Hwy 109, Wildwood, MO 63038 or Wildlife Rescue Center, 1128 New Ballwin Road, Ballwin, MO 63021. boppchapel.com

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Kennedy, Betty Jean passed away peacefully on June 17, 2017. Lifelong resident of the Kirkwood-Des Peres area and member of St. Peter's Catholic Church. Born on July 13, 1947, Betty was the beloved daughter of the late William F. Kennedy Sr. and the late Dorothy E. (Wolter) Kennedy of Kirkwood area; dear sister of William F. Kennedy Jr. (Nancy) of Wildwood and John J. Kennedy of Manchester; aunt of Kimberly Kennedy of Portland, OR; Christopher Kennedy of Colorado Springs, CO; and Sean Kennedy of Manchester. Dear cousin and friend. Betty's immediate family sends best wishes in her memory to residents of Concordia House in Kirkwood and the ICU-490 staff at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. Services: Private graveside service and interment were June 20 at Resurrection Cemetery in Affton, MO. In lieu of cards or flowers, donations may be made to Equine Assisted Therapy, 3369 Hwy 109, Wildwood, MO 63038 or Wildlife Rescue Center, 1128 New Ballwin Road, Ballwin, MO 63021. boppchapel.com

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

HAPPY 52ND ANNIVERSARY KHS65

Happy Anniversary to KHS65! We sure have had, for the most part, an amazing adulthood haven't we? Fifty-two years is a long time, and so many of us have accomplished amazing things, borne amazing off-spring, served our families, our employers and our country to make ourselves valuable members of society. I say HERE HERE to US and send a yellow rose of friendship to remember our class and all our friends, especially those no longer able to celebrate with us. Have a great day and try to take a bit of time to wander thru your memory book of those days and our graduation day. My memories are very clear and I always enjoy pulling them out, especially on June 10th.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

TALENTED CLASSMATES - ALAN YOUNT A DEDICATED KHS65 MEMBER SHARES

I'm soliciting articles for my blog from our many many talented classmates.  Alan Yount's amazing poetry writing, 106 published so far, has given me the idea to see who else out there is staying creative in our 70s!  HA, what a title that is...ugh.  Alan and I share an interest in several things, genealogy among them.  I particularly like this poem and you will likely see why.  Thanks Alan for sharing!!! And happy 70th to Alan on June 6th!  [Which is not only the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, but would have been my parents' 75th wedding anniversary.]


HAVING,  THE  SAME  DREAM,  TWICE



          “You can’t have the same dream twice:

          it’s impossible”---An old saying.



climbing the creaking stairs

to my great-great grandparents house,

I had found in fayette, missouri:



in the same dream,

over & over, when I reach …

the top of the stairs:



in their old victorian house,

where they grew up and lived:

their house is suddenly



gone … it is, there, no more.



and they are long gone, yet repeated

in my dreams and primal memory:

for a reason, also related, for forever.



you are my great-great  grandparents

your blood

is in mine.



for some reason, which you can figure:

your house, is also

locked in my memory, forever.

 
Postscript:

An interesting irony. In the early 1970’s I had been in their house, after it had been abandoned for many years. It was years later, after studying genealogy, that I found out they were related to me. They were actually my great-great grandparents.  By 1975, sadly the grand old house had fallen in, into ruin. Their house was the Thomas Carr  and Lavinia Boggs house, called “Fairview.”  It was between New Franklin, Mo. and Fayette, Mo., and could be seen from Highway Five, for over 100 years.