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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Monday, February 17, 2020

INSPIRING NEW POEM FOR WINTER BY POET LAUREATE ALAN YOUNT

Another inspiring gem from my favorite poet, classmate Alan Yount, compliments of www.jerryjazzmusician.com  ENJOY and thank you Alan for making KHS65 look so good!  The visual of your lips bleeding is strong, I imagine I'll think of this as I am exercising and it's getting difficult, and I'll have the umph to carry on! 

A Trumpet Break Through: Which Can Happen With Any Horn Or Ax
…………………………………….For: Dominic and Aurora Lewis
it’s tough
in jazz
to play better
as in doing
anything else better.
*****
while in high school
(my lips bled red
several times
on the silver of the mouthpiece),
just trying to reach
high notes on the trumpet.
*****
so, sometimes … when practicing
more & more & more
nothing inches forward …
*****
then one day, you hear
stay with it! stay with it!
it’s that great gnarly
sweat of jazz … when you discover
a certain sound
and know there’s a magic in this.
*****
if you once
play into a“break through”
you will never
stop practicing,
and believing in yourself:
to play better
for ever.
.
by Alan Yount
.
.

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