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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Saturday, October 17, 2020

ALAN YOUNT MEMORIALIZES OUR CLASSMATES JOHN EMERLINE & JIM BURTON IN VERSE

My apologies to Alan for being so late in posting his work.  This one is also published on jerryjazzmusician.com and the editor of that blog was very complimentary of this one.  A shame we have to memorialize our classmates due to deaths way too early, but at least we can remember them with dignity and enjoy Alan's poetry.

 

ACCIDENTLY  PULLED  UNDER,

                             BY  THE  UNDERTOW

                              “For Jim Burton And John Emerline.”

 just today, I read

          in my high school newsletter,

 that two 1965 classmates

          and friends from kirkwood high:

 jim burton

          and john emerline

 were pulled under

          by the undertow.

 it was off of the beach

          near emerald isle, north carolina.

 the day was sunday

          july 12, 2020.

 it seems enough, in this year

          and in these times

 to worry about dying

          from the virus.

 then there is also the constant

          and continuing … undercurrent of worry

 about accidently contracting, and then

          succumbing to the virus.

 at the extreme very least

          for my two

 high school friends

          could thus be said:

 “he who

          dies today

 does not

          have to worry

 about tomorrow.”

          william shakespeare.

Published by: www.JerryJazzMusician.com  (a national online jazz journal).Sept. 25, 2020.  In “Vol. 3, A Collection of Poetry Reflecting the Era of COVID, Black Lives Matter, and a Heated Political Season.”  (27th Yount poem published by JJM and his150th poem published).

 

 

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