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 29, 2018

ANOTHER OF US GONE WAY TOO SOON - RIP MARY ANN DUEKER TROMBLEY

 Another of us gone too soon.  Thank you to Claudia Margedant Schleuter for letting me know.  I missed this becaue at the time we were out of town for over a week, so I didn't see the obits for awhile. Mary Ann lived right across from St. Joseph Hospital and was part of our Brownie and Girl Scout activities.  She was a good friend to many even back then.  May she rest in peace and love.

Obituary for Mary Ann Trombley

Mary Ann  Trombley
On Friday, July 29, 2018, Mary Ann Trombley, devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all, passed away suddenly. Mary Ann will be forever remembered by her husband and best friend Ray, son Greg (Tricia), adoring grandsons (and the light of her life), Luke and Liam, sister, Cindy, in-laws, cousins, nephews, niece and countless friends.
She’ll be remembered for her huge smile, tight hugs, amazing laugh, kindness, generosity, love for her family and the ability to make most anyone she came into contact with feel like the most special person in the room.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 9, from 5-8pm., at Bopp Chapel in Kirkwood and a short service will be held on Friday, August 10, at 12:45pm at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with lunch and celebration of her amazing life to follow at Mike Duffy’s in Kirkwood.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

ALAN THE COUNT YOUNT IS AT IT AGAIN, THIS TIME A WWII ERA POEM AND BILLIE HOLLIDAY

Alan has had another poem published on jerryjazzmusician.com, the jazz blog.  Here is the link, and be sure to scroll down to a different photo of him.  I think his previous one about Charlie Parker is my favorite but they are all great!  If you scroll back a bit, maybe to September, you'll see that one, and it has a nice comment by one of our classmates, Alan's fellow musician and bandmate, and alto sax musician par excellence   - two wonderful music makers in our collective midst.
Enjoy! And THANK YOU Alan for bringing your artistry, of both types, to your KHS65 pals.

Janet Louise Zopfi - beloved KHS65 graduate gone too soon !

I have posted Janet's obituary on Facebook but it appears I forgot to post here.  We are so sad to be losing these friends and classmates.  I guess we can't be surprised as we age, but it really is very sad and besides, we all seem to be wondering the same thing, where have our lives flown?  Janet was very much loved by family and friends.  Our classmate Pat Moisio remained friends with her all these years and visited her not long before her passing.  It is so gratifying to know that even as we are dying, we are surrounded by our beloved KHS65 life long friends.  See her obituary for more information and thank you to Pat Moisio for alerting us to her illness and death.
See this link for her obituary

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?pid=190655867


SADLY WE LOST YET ANOTHER CLASSMATE, RIP STEVE FICK

Thank you to Fred Henry for sending me the results of a recent search he did for his very good friend Steve Fick.  I will see if I have some of the correspondence I had with Steve in fairly recent years and if I have it, will post.  Gone way too soon!  

"Stephen H. Fick, 69, of Concord, MA, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends March 2, 2017 following a stroke. Steve was born in Ames, Iowa. His family moved to Kirkwood, Missouri during his childhood. Steve graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1965 and from the University of Michigan in 1969. Steves last careers were in information technology and he worked for several companies that designed publishing software. Steve spent nine years of his retirement living in Concord, MA. Steve was an avid bicyclist and he enjoyed spending time in nature and exploring the conservation lands in Concord. He also enjoyed gardening at the Concord Hugh Cargill community garden and volunteering regularly for several organizations. He is survived by his brother David of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Steve leaves many friends in the Cambridge and Concord areas and especially in the New England Mata Amritanandamayi community. Friends are warmly invited to a graveside gathering on Sunday, October 22, 11:00 am, in the newer section of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 361 Bedford Street, Concord.
Published in The Concord Journal from Oct. 14 to Oct. 26, 2017  Reading Fred's email and the obituary reminded me of a great correspondence I had with Steve awhile back.  He began by commenting on and augmenting my veteran posts during the time up to our 2015 KHS65 reunion.  If you remember, we were looking for information on all our Veterans to honor them at the Reunion.  Steve sent me information on and contact info for several KHS65 veterans.  Additionally we got into writing some sports stories, herewith one from January 6, 2015: 
"I remember that well. Richard Hodill and I were among the many who got a great
laugh out of seeing Mike [Bosworth]make those shots. 

Incidentally if you happen to have a copy of the yearbook from our junior year and
take a look at the page about the cross country team (as constituted in the fall of
1963, that is), you can see a little joke that Richard Hodill and I played on Miss 
Butts, who was the yearbook advisor. Rich and I were both in her Journalism class,
in which the yearbook was produced. There had been a tradition among the yearbook
staffs from year to year, of playing a small joke on her while still aiming to 
create a very high quality yearbook. An opportunity fell right into our laps. 
Coach Lenich, who did not know Mike Bosworth from football because Mike was not a 
football player, nevertheless knew him, although not well, from gym class. 
To our amusement, whenever Coach wanted Mike's attention, he always called him
"Boswell". So Richard and I listed him as "Boswell" in the yearbook. We told Miss
Butts for months that we had put a mistake in the yearbook, but she never found it." After actual publication we explained to her what we had done, and why. She didn't cut our grade or anything."
           :There were several emails during the October '14 to June '15 period, mostly about veterans and their locations, experiences, etc.  And a bit about the KHS65 sports scene.  Do scroll back to this time-frame to reread or read for the first time, our sports history is such fun!