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, August 12, 2020

HOW MUCH DO RESTAURANTS INFLUENCE OUR MEMORIES?? CHECK THIS OUT

A big thank you to Polly Burtch for sending me this link this afternoon, on a day when I am working at my desk, and began by working on finding a KHS65 classmate.  Talk about nostalgia.  Here is the main one we Kirkwoodians may well remember, I sure do!  I lived in Des Peres 11th and 12th grade and after for awhile, so passed by Lindbergh & Manchester, and went to that Parkmoor often.  When the Clayton and Big Bend one was torn down, I lived just about maybe 1/2 mile or so west of it - I remember the rubble well!  As I looked at the photo of the interior of 'our' Parkmoor so many memories rushed in...I know they will for many of you too...

But there is more - go to www.losttables.com for a huge menu of pictures of closed restaurants.  The memories of my parents, my boyfriends, life events, friends, and so much more come rushing back!  I told Polly I will likely count how many are shown, then how many bring back memories...I'll bet it's a large percentage, but I suppose maybe that's cuz I'm so old!  We're NOT going to have a contest of who actually ate at the most, that misses the point, the memories are....

THANK YOU POLLY!  A great way to think about our history!

LOOKING FOR CLASSMATES - ALWAYS SOMEONE TO FIND OR LEARN ABOUT

Last night I received an inquiry through my blog from a gentleman, KHS67, looking for our classmate John A. Thompson.  I have never had information for John, but decided to try to help, I do remember him from KHS.   Two fellows, one from KHS66, are looking to reconnect with John, with whom they are connected by their Air Force Academy and USAF service.  As of right now, we haven't yet found John but if anyone knows anything about him, please let me know.  We have several connections to explore but any clues will help.  Meanwhile, I was also asked if I remembered Jack David Mueller, whom I did not recognize from our class.  In the process I was sent the below Facebook post & LinkedIN link.  Maybe some of you knew him and know where he is now.  I've got several of the fellows checking their collective memories for clues as to how we might find John.  His middle name is Ashford, so he shouldn't be difficult to find, but so far no luck because it's a common enough name without the middle, that without a birth date, parents' names, etc. we're having trouble.  Some of my normal sources are closed now due to the virus.  Will post further as we keep looking. Meanwhile if you wish to check on Jack Mueller, see these; he had a stellar Air Force Career:

https://m.facebook.com/AirForceGrads/photos/yesterday-we-wished-a-fond-farewell-to-jack-mueller-usafa-class-of-1970-jack-ser/1064767236869344/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jack-mueller-096b8640  I don't belong to LinkedIn so I can't see that one.




Monday, August 3, 2020

Carol Jessen, artist, has died in Maine - information sought

I am wondering if anyone knew Carol Ann Jessen.  I think she was in the class of 1966 and she  has died.  The obituary in the St. Louis Post Dispatch only says she died July 28.  She was a wonderful artist, spending much of her time on the coast of Maine painting.  She was a good friend of our classmate Jane Via and Jane tried to reach her not too long ago, no answer to her phone, and now it's been disconnected.  The obituary lists no contacts other than her deceased parents.  If anyone has any information about her, please let me know.  Thanks!  I just have googled around since I posted and found the last entry in her beautiful blog.  What wonderful watercolors she produced.  Check it out at http://caroljessen.blogspot.com/.  Wonder which art teacher she had a KHS??  Carol was a fairly shy girl as I remember, but I know she and Jane have stayed in touch over the years. May she rest in peace.