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, 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.

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