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, December 31, 2020

JerryJazzMusician.com publishes our own Poet Laureate Alan 'The Count' Yount yet again - a New Year Wish to boot out the old year!

 Here is Alan's newest poem published just yesterday on Jerry Jazz Musician's great jazz site.  If you go to the JJM site (hotlink below) to see it, there is a hotlink to hear "Listen to the Music" - a great song!  Alan wishes us all good fortune in our fight to banish the pandemic to somewhere far far away and SOON!  Let's all behave ourselves and stop spreading germs!  Happy New Year to everyone!  And thanks again Alan for uplifting us when we need it! 

Alan Yount, poet; Columbia, MO

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…..I have always been a great fan of the Doobie Brothers.This poem uses a line from the Doobies' song, “Listen To The Music.”

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What The People Really Need, Is A Way To Make Them Smile

………..“Tom Johnston, Doobie Brothers Band.”

…………“What I miss most, is seeing …all the people smile.” … Jerra [Alan's devoted wife]

in the virus era
now everyone wears
a mask.

*****

with all the college students
returning this fall,
I realized that no one
can really tell
what the gals & guys
look like.

*****

then there is this:
you can’t even see, or hear
if people are singing
a little song
as they walk along …
(maybe saying, I love you so).

*****

with masks on
the people look like
they are cast
in pompean stone.

*****
we all need to pull together
to find something
fairly soon.

right now it seems
nearly impossible,

but somehow show them
that change is coming.

*****

finally, finally,
make the masks come off:

“that what the people really need
is a way to make them smile.”

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Postscript: This poem was inspired by the Doobie Brothers song, “Listen To The Music,” from their album Toulouse Street.

………….Originaly published by: WestWard Quarterly: Fall issue, 2020.

https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2020/12/what-one-song-best-represents-your-experience-with-2020/

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Mrs. Korum dies at 96 - her favorite saying, "Old Age isn't for sissies" so true!

 Dave Korum's mom, Marcella, has passed away, please see her obituary here:

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/stltoday/name/marcella-korum-obituary?pid=197333064

Another of our class parents who has lived a very long life; we are a lucky bunch to have had such great parents with many of us having them for a long time.  Sending sincerest condolences to Dave and his family.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Farewell to another classmate, Maxine Galvin Filley, RN superb nurse leaves us too early.

 Thank you to Linda and Louise Moore for alerting me to the announcement of the recent death of our classmate Maxine Galvin Filley, RN.  She was a stellar registered nurse, spending most of her career at St. Joseph Hospital right in our hometown, Kirkwood.  Please read her obituary here:

https://www.timesnewspapers.com/webster-kirkwoodtimes/maxine-marie-filley-nee-galvin/article_33bef756-3b01-11eb-a032-436f5e36a86a.html

to learn about what a super-star she was in her chosen field.  I don't believe she attended any of our reunions but I do know she lived right in Kirkwood for many years, if not all her life.  

Extending our sincerest condolences to her family.