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, June 10, 2021

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KHS65 - MUSINGS ON OUR PAST

 St. Louis - Hotel Jefferson.JPG  HOTEL JEFFERSON, ST. LOUIS, MO

CHECK the Wikipedia entry about the Hotel Jefferson, site of our Senior Party this night in 1965.

 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotel_Jefferson_(St._Louis,_Missouri)

Where have those 56 years gone?  That is the most frequent question I receive from our classmates.  We are so fortunate that so many of us can make lengthy lists of our answers...kids, grands, travel - the biggest one we have in common in my experience, careers, military service - many successes in that arena, education - huge successes there, social activism - no surprise there given the time-frame in which we were coming of age, and yes sadnesses - loss of classmates way too soon, parents who lived such long lives and those who left us way too soon, but perhaps the most valuable as we continue to age is two-fold, good health for oh so many of us, and the lasting friendships.  Just look at Facebook - how many of us are still in touch, and regularly at that, with those whom we have been friends nearly our total life spans.  On the bulletin board above my desk there lives a framed photo from our 40th reunion's Robinson School group.  There were 12 of us, 5 of whom I've chatted with in one form or another in the last week, 3 of whom are no longer with us and all of whom I have corresponded with in the past year.  We were in grade school a LONG time ago...think about who you still communicate with; who you could still find if you wanted to chat; think about who you'd like to locate...  in today's world there are so many ways to connect and reconnect - we are blessed by technology, likely far more than we are cursed by it, but some days in my world that is a toss-up!  

WHODDA EVER THUNK 56 YEARS LATER I'D BE SITTING COMFORTABLY AT MY DESK, BIRDS CHIRPING LOUDLY OUT MY WINDOW, TV TELLING ME THE WORLD'S NEWS AND WRITING TO SO MANY OF MY LIFE-LONG FRIENDS OF ONE DEGREE OR ANOTHER?  We are truly blessed.....

Yellow roses are the international flower of friendship and our class flower.  May you have bouquets of yellow roses in your lives each and every day.


 

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