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LSHS Class of 1957
Vol X # 9 September 2012
“Fearless Leader” Ed Heinlein, E IC Emeritus and our
I read the following and thought it would be a perfect start to our Sept issue: “Every season has its special beauty and autumn is no exception. Watching the trees turn from a uniform green to all varieties of gold, yellow and red is a spectacular experience. One can almost be blinded by the fiery brilliance. How can it be that all this beauty is a sign of death and decay? With all this beauty there is a certain sadness in knowing that the changing colors foreshadow the arrival of a long cold winter. “
Source: Fall Poems - Poems about Fall http://www.familyfriendpoems.com/nature/fallpoems.asp#ixzz20opTColJ
There was a lot of talk prior to the MU/Georgia game last week, MU’s first game in the SEC and first time they’d played Georgia since the 1960 Orange Bowl. This brought back college memories to a couple of our LSHS Tiger (’56) football players. Many of you may not have been aware (I wasn’t!) of the fact that Joe & Bill played in this Orange Bowl!
Photos of the Month
TACKLE: Joe Rittman
GUARD: Bill Vanderlinde
(Joe & Bill’s photos taken from MU’s 1960 yearbook)
Tigers got taste of UGA, SEC in '60 Orange Bowl
(Columbia Daily Tribune, 9/8/12)
“Coach Dan Devine worked the Tigers hard in the week leading up to the game, scheduling two-a-day practices and a full-contact scrimmage the day before the Orange Bowl. The 1960 Orange Bowl capped Dan Devine's second season at Missouri. Many of the players who participated in that game weren't recruited by the hard-nosed coach. On that trip, they quickly found out about Demanding Dan. Still, that 1960 Orange Bowl — a game Georgia won 14-0 behind one of
football's most legendary passers (Fran Tarkenton) — propelled the Tigers into the winningest decade in school history.”
An update from our “fearless leader” Ed Heinlein
Short one this month. The highlight of which was an about five minute telephone conversation I had with Jim Brockman (the elder). He seemed lucid and engaging, especially as he was on an oxygen mask. He pretty much responded to my comments, but it was clear from his responses that he knew exactly what he meant to, and did, say. I, once again, told him how much he meant to the Class and how confident it make us feel, knowing that we could trust his counsel – in two different centuries. (What a hoot!) We need more men like Mr. Brockman, not fewer! Well, I couldn’t help myself. I am in desperate need of a Lee’s Summit “fix,” so Vivian and I are gonna visit for a few days in October. This is not intended to be a Class GTG. Rather, just friends wanting to talk. So, with the help of Roy and Margaret, we have arranged to have dinner with as many as care to come, on the evening of Friday, October 24, at Lakewood. Details will be in a note from Margaret in the October newsletter. No “program” is set. I thought it would be nice to have dinner with the “locals,” all too many of whom I seem to miss when I am in town. (Of course, all of the Class is invited to this no-host evening.) I do hope to meet with all “local” members of the Class committees on Thursday or Friday; I’ll be in touch with each of you members individually in the next couple of week with details. And, we have started the process of nominating Ted Atkins for the Hall of Fame. I hope the next GTG will take place on the weekend of the Hall of Fame dinner (usually in mid-late April) when we all can raise a glass to toast the induction of this nice man.
Bobbie Andes is the most recent loss to our Class. We all have our own memories of this perpetual motion machine kind of woman. When we first started getting back together as a Class more than a decade ago, Bobbie and I had many long telephone discussions during which she acted as a sounding board/Devil's advocate to me. She was never one to run from a fight. I'll miss her. Ed
From Sharon’s Kitchen . . .
Fall is just around the corner so here are two great ways to enjoy some summer veggies while we can . The stir-fry is a nice change side dish and the Tortellini Salad with Shrimp is a terrific main dish salad. Sharon
¾ lb. fresh asparagus spears OR one 10oz. pkg frozen cut asparagus ¼ cup chicken broth 2 teas. soy sauce 1 teas cornstarch
1 tbls. cooking oil 1/2 teas grated fresh ginger 4 green onions, bias-sliced to 1” lengths 1 ½ cups sliced fresh mushrooms 2 small tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
Snap off and discard woody bases from fresh asparagus. If desired, scrape off scales. Bias-slice asparagus into 1-1/2” long pieces. (Or, thaw and drain frozen asparagus.) For sauce, combine broth, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Pour oil into a wok or large skillet. (Add more oil as necessary during cooking.) Preheat over medium-high heat. Stir-fry ginger in hot oil 30 seconds. Add asparagus and green onions; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add mushrooms; stir-fry 1 minute more or until asparagus is crisp-tender. Push the vegetables from center of wok. Stir sauce; add to center of wok. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add tomatoes. Stir to coat with sauce; heat through.
Nice touch: Garnish with a tablespoon or so of toasted sesame seeds sprinkled over finished dish. (To toast sesame seeds, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 375 for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. OR spread in a thin layer in medium skillet. Heat over medium-high heat for 2 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently.)
TORTELLINI SALAD WITH SHRIMP
1 9oz pkg fresh cheese-filled spinach tortellini 2 small zucchini, sliced 2 small tomatoes, cut into thin wedges 1 7oz can artichoke hearts, drain and Quarter
1 lb shrimp, cooked, peeled & deveined 1 small can ripe olives, drained ½ cup chopped fresh basil leaves Italian Herb Dressing (recipe follows) Grated Parmesan Cheese
Cook tortellini as package directs, drain. In large bowl gently toss all ingredients except cheese. Sprinkle with cheese. Makes 4 main-dish servings (about 8 cups)
Italian Herb Dressing: In small bowl whisk together ¾ cup olive oil, ¼ cup red wine vinegar, 1 clove minced garlic, and ¼ teas. dried tarragon leaves. Season with salt & cracked pepper to taste. Makes about 1 cup. (Glad some people still like to cook. My next house will have no kitchen - just vending machines and a large trash can! )
Roberta Jean Andes ‘57 our 50th Class Reunion Bobbie enjoying
MONAHAN Roberta "Bobbie" J. (Andes) Monahan, 73, of Lee's Summit, Mo., passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012. Services pending. In memory of Bobbie, please make donations to Paul D. Coverdell Scholarship or Kansas City Hospice. Bobbie was an Original Rodeo Kid, American Business Woman Association and graduated from Lee's Summit High School in 1957. Bobbie was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Clara. She is survived by son, William L. (Sharon) Monahan, Jr.; son, Todd D. (Sharon) Monahan of Las Vegas; brother, David (Joann) Andes, along with several nieces and nephews. Arr.: Newcomer's Noland Rd. Chapel. D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories.
I received the following information from Phyllis (Morehead ’56) Muckey:
Our daughter Debbie Muckey Howe was diagnosed with breast cancer and has been chosen to be the representative for the National Lee Denim Day in October. She and her family are in three magazines, Redbook, Ladies’ Home Journal and Woman's Day September issue. Debbie is a graduate of LSHS 1983. I will send a separate link about this and was wondering if you would like to put this in the next HiLife. Thank you, Phyllis and C.W. Muckey
What is Denim Day? Go to www.denimday.com and check it out. Better yet, buy one of the 3 magazines with this picture inside and read all about it! I did; Woman’s Day, pg 79.
And later, again from Phyllis … I just wanted to give everyone an update on how Debbie is doing, and
that she had her last of 6 chemo treatments on 7/25. She has been a trooper through this entire process, and we appreciate everyone’s support & prayers. We are very excited to get this last one behind us, and get on with our lives. She still has to keep taking one of the chemo treatments until next April, but the great thing about these treatments . . . they are only 30 minutes, have no side effects, and do not require lab work before each treatment. Phyllis
I received the following report from Larry Beary regarding his very close friend, and our Classmate, Lee Barrows . . . Lee hasn't been on the internet for 3 or 4 weeks. He has a pace maker and lost 3 pints of blood over the past 3 to 4 weeks. He is weak, frail and can hardly walk. Needs oxygen up his nose most of the time. It just looks like he has more problems than he is going to be able to overcome. He told me that he was ready. But I told him to fight on. That there is always hope. I'm praying heavily for him all the time. But God may have other plans for him. :-( Larry Everyone, please keep us updated on health problems of any of our LSHS friends and classmates. Our God Cans have room to spare, we all have knee time to share, and . . .
WE DO CARE!
I think we all should have listened closer to Guy Lombardo back when he wrote . . .
You work and work for years and years, you're always on the go You never take a minute off, too busy makin' dough Someday you say, you'll have your fun, when you're a millionaire Imagine all the fun you'll have in your old rockin' chair
Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think Enjoy yourself, while you're still in the pink The years go by, as quickly as a wink Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it's later than you think
Read more: GUY LOMBARDO - ENJOY YOURSELF (IT'S LATER THAN YOU THINK) LYRICS http://www.metrolyrics.com/enjoy-yourself-its-later-than-you-think- lyricsguylombardo.html#ixzz22y5G5oRF Copied from MetroLyrics.com
And from the mailbox . . .
Grandbabies are always exciting! Congratulations to Louise (Bernard ’59) Hobbs and her family on the arrival of Sophia and Olivia . . .
Hi to all - our beautiful little girls arrived last night (8/13) about l0:20 and l0:40....second one had to be a C-section (was turned wrong).....she is having trouble with her blood - has too many red cells. They are doing all they can to fix that problem - we're all very scared and worried but the Drs seem to think it will work out ok. We need some good thoughts and prayers for all of the family! Thanks.....will keep you posted. Louise God Cans and knee time for these little girls, folks!
Barb (Fann) Lewallen was back in Missouri last month for her twin sisters’ birthday . . .
Hi Marilyn, It was good to speak with you while I was in Missouri. I did not receive the Hi-Life so thought I would send my new email address. We didn't have a birthday party for the twins but took them out to lunch. It is always fun when the 4 Fann sisters get together. Lots of laughter. Sue and I decorated their yards with different themes. One was Western and the other was Tropical. We went out at 10 pm and were finished about 11pm. (We were hoping that a black and white vehicle with red lights on top did not arrive and cart us off for trespassing.) They were both surprised when they saw our handiwork the next morning. Clara Lea thought it was her neighbors but when they all denied it, she decided that it must have been Sue and me. I forgot about the little critters you have in the grass in Missouri. The next morning I had bites all over me. They must like Colorado blood because Sue was not bothered. I was still itching 3 days later. Glen and I drove up to the High Park fire area Sunday to see a tiny part of the area. This was the one in northern Colorado west of Fort Collins. It was amazing to see how close the fire came to some houses but they were spared. It did burn 259 homes and 87,000 acres. One person lost her life. This summer was one that we in Colorado do not want to see again. God bless! Barb Lewallen
A report from Cecil & Carol Ann Robbins . . .
On August 29th, we had an enjoyable visit with Mike & Sharon McCafferty from Colorado while they were on a family visit back in MO. The afternoon was full of laughter and looking at pictures and remembering the days of the ‘40s. We had lots of pictures that Mike hadn’t seen of him and his brothers/and his father Hugh. Cecil’s parents & Mike’s parents lived side by side in a duplex on Desendorf Farms. The farm was located on the land where Summit Woods Crossings Shopping Center is now. The DESENDORF FARMS was painted on the roof of the barn & it was on the west side of Old 150 Highway. It was so nice to see a close acquaintance after so many years, plus it being a happy time to visit. It sure brought back a lot of memories. Our kids surprised us over Labor Day weekend with home-fried chicken, mashed potatoes, mac’n cheese, gravy, rolls, cole slaw, cake and had a good visit with their family and also enjoyed most of them all on Grandparents Day. We received lots of company and phone calls. We really enjoy each and every one of them. Please
continue to keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we think about you all a lot. Cecil & Carol Ann
Karen Winterowd sends her traveling report . . .
Hi Marilyn - I'm back from a really, really wonderful trip to Cape Cod. My daughter, Kristen & I stayed with a good friend of ours who has a home in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Absolutely beautiful, so lush & green & of course the typical Cape Cod homes. We stuck out there on that further most peninsula on the Eastern seaboard with water all around us. Karen lives right on one of the harbors & we saw the huge ferries the size of a field house go out with tourists every day. All sizes of boats & yachts & private jets flying overhead. Busy Labor Day week. And such history throughout the Cape. We drove all over & hit many beaches & yes there were shark sightings. eeeeeeeek! They got our attention. And did we do a lot of shopping and eat a LOT of seafood? Yes & yes!!! Never had such fresh oysters & LOBSTER! yum! It was a memorable & feel good 8 days with 2 crazy gals........lots a' girlie talk & laughter. It is beginning to cool down a bit down here in Corpus Christi area & more tolerable to be out & about. I, too, am working on the coming election. xo for now. Karen
And from Gary Haas (’58) . . .
Marilyn, thank you for your newsletters. I am in Burbank California, and do not hear much news about LSHS except from you. The class of 1958 kind of lost the glue (Jack Smith) that was our communications. Thanks for the information on Gail Smith. Thanks for including me on your email list. Gary Haas LSHS 1958
My reply to Gary: “Good to hear from you. Jack did a great job and he's truly missed by many. I have a lot of close friends from the Class of '58 and married Carl Williams from your Class. I'm happy that we can continue to stay in touch thru Ed's Hi-Life II. He's been our '57 glue!”
I’m sure you’ll agree the following IS “A Good List to Live By and Remember;” this came to us from Paula (Young ’59) Morris . . .
Taken from the R-7 NEWS UPDATE
R-7 STUDENTS SCORE WELL ABOVE STATE AVERAGE ON MAP TESTS
Lee's Summit R-7 School District students scored well above the state average in all subjects tested – math, communication arts, science and social studies – on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests this year. R-7 students take the MAP tests each spring, and the 2012 results were released by the state on Aug. 14. The district's scores are based on the percentage of students scoring in the top two achievement levels. Lee's Summit R-7 outperformed the state in mathematics by 11.5 percentage points, in communication arts by 9.2 percentage points, in science by 13.2 percentage points and in social studies by 25.4 percentage points. The 2012 MAP test results continue a tradition of R-7 School District student success. The local district has won Missouri's Distinction in Performance Award, the state's highest recognition for academic achievement, for the past 11 years. The R-7 School District is among a handful of districts in the state to earn a perfect score on criteria for this award each year for the last 11 years. (Sounds like LS R-7 is still, after all these years, the best around … GO TIGERS!)
R-7 TO HOST SENIOR CITIZENS' TOUR -- OCT. 30 AT HAZEL GROVE ELEMENTARY
Area senior citizens are invited to participate in the Lee's Summit R-7 School District's fall community-wide Senior Citizens' School Tour, scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at Hazel Grove Elementary. The district's tour program received first place in the American School Board Journal's Magna Awards program in 2010. The school tour is free for all interested senior citizens, although reservations are required. Space is limited, so it is recommended that you make your reservation early. Deadline to sign up for the tour is Oct. 5. The event includes a tour of Hazel Grove Elementary School, a cafeteria lunch,
classroom visits and a student performance. Tour starts and ends at the school, 2001 NW Blue Parkway, Lee's Summit. Those attending are asked to arrive at the school a few minutes before 10:30 a.m. Participants must have the ability to do some walking within the school and are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes. Several rest breaks will be provided. To make a reservation or for more information , please contact the R-7 School District Communications Department at 986-1014 or e-mail email@example.com by Oct. 5. Only women of our era will fully appreciate this.... True story. (??)
A Michigan woman and her family were vacationing in a small New England town where Paul Newman and his family often visited. One Sunday morning, the woman got up early to take a long walk. After a brisk five-mile hike, she decided to treat herself to a double-dip chocolate ice cream cone. She hopped in the car, drove to the center of the village and went straight to the combination bakery/ice cream parlor. There was only one other patron in the store: Paul Newman, sitting at the counter having a doughnut and coffee. The woman's heart skipped a beat as her eyes made contact with those famous baby-blue eyes. The actor nodded graciously and the star struck woman smiled demurely. Pull yourself together! She chides herself. You're a happily married woman with three children, you're forty-five years old, not a teenager! The clerk filled her order and she took the double-dip chocolate ice cream cone in one hand and her change in the other. Then she went out the door, avoiding even a glance in Paul Newman's direction. When she reached her car, she realized that she had a handful of change but her other hand was empty. Where's my ice cream cone? Did I leave it in the store? Back into the shop she went, expecting to see the cone still in the clerk's hand or in a holder on the
counter or something! No ice cream cone was in sight. With that, she happened to look over at Paul Newman. His face broke into his familiar, warm, friendly grin and he said to the woman, ''You put it in your purse."
Can’t you just hear him say that !?
Perks of reaching 70!
1. Kidnappers Are not very Interested in you. 2. In a hostage situation, You are likely to be Released first. 3. No one expects You to run -Anywhere. 4. People call at 9 PM And ask, 'Did I wake you?' 5. People no longer View you as a Hypochondriac. 6.. There is nothing left To learn the hard way. 7. Things you buy now Won't wear out.. 8. You can eat Supper at 4 PM. 9. You can live 'without sex But not your glasses.
10. You no longer think Of speed limits As a challenge. 11. You quit trying To hold Your stomach in No matter who walks Into the room. 12. You sing along With elevator music. 13. Your eyes Won't get Much worse. 14. Your investment In health insurance Is finally beginning
To pay off. 15. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists Than the national
Weather service. 16. Your secrets are safe With your friends Because they can’t remember them.
Remember how we used to read these as we were traveling? . . .
BURMA SHAVE SIGNS (from Larry Beary)
DON'T STICK YOUR ELBOW OUT SO FAR IT MAY GO HOME IN ANOTHER CAR. Burma Shave SHE KISSED THE HAIR BRUSH BY MISTAKE SHE THOUGHT IT WAS HER HUSBAND JAKE Burma Shave DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD TO GAIN A MINUTE YOU NEED YOUR HEAD YOUR BRAINS ARE IN IT Burma Shave THE MIDNIGHT RIDE OF PAUL FOR BEER LED TO WARMER HEMISPHERE Burma Shave NO MATTER THE PRICE NO MATTER HOW NEW THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE IN THE CAR IS YOU Burma Shave AT INTERSECTIONS LOOK EACH WAY A HARP SOUNDS NICE BUT IT'S HARD TO PLAY Burma Shave
BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL EYES ON THE ROAD THAT'S THE SKILLFUL DRIVER'S CODE Burma Shave PASSING SCHOOL ZONE TAKE IT SLOW LET OUR LITTLE SHAVERS GROW Burma Shave It is said that all good things must come to an end, and this was the case with Burma Shave. There were a number of factors that led to the decline of the product. After World War II, increasing costs and decreasing sales began to be felt by the company. People were travelling faster on the highways and times were changing. The signs just weren’t working anymore, and the company started to advertise with other media. The real end to the roadside rhymes came in 1963, when the company was sold to Phillip Morris to become an operating division of American Safety Razor Products. The decision was made to remove all the signs as soon as possible, especially since any remaining signs would mean that rent money would still be owed to farmers. The end of the signs was popular fodder for the news media, and many stories were written about the demise of this American institution. A set of signs was donated to the Smithsonian Institution to preserve this part of Americana. (This information from . . . www.backwoodshome.com/articles/waterman 37.html )
Safety Patrol …
I received the following email from Joyce (Allen ’58) Hook and thought it was a good fit in our “Safety Patrol” page . . . I know not all of you are women that I am sending this to, but am hoping you will share this with your wives, daughters, mothers, sisters, etc. Our world seems to be getting crazier by the day. Pipe bombs in mail boxes and sickos in parking lots with perfume. Be careful. I was approached yesterday afternoon around 5:30 PM in the Wal-Mart parking lot by two men asking what kind of perfume I was wearing. Then they asked if I'd like to sample some fabulous scent they were willing to sell me at very reasonable rate. I probably would have agreed had I not received an e-mail warning of a 'Wanna smell this neat perfume?' scam. The men continued to stand between parked cars, I guess to wait for someone else to hit on. I stopped a lady going towards them, pointing at them and told her about how I was sent an e-mail at work about someone walking up to you at the malls or in parking lots and asking you to SNIFF PERFUME that they are selling at a cheap price or at least compare to which one you like best. THIS IS NOT PERFUME... IT IS ETHER! When you sniff it, you'll pass out. They'll take your wallet, your valuables and heaven knows what else. If it were not for this e-mail, I probably would have sniffed the 'perfume' but thanks to the generosity of an e-mailing friend, I was spared whatever might have happened to me. I wanted to do the same for you.
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After last month’s NL Safety Patrol article, I received the following email from Andy Kuhar (’56) …“The attached article suggests the article about dialing *112 may be an urban legend.” I went to the site he included http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/crime/a/Dial-112-Cell-PhoneEmergency.htm?r=et and found this . . . (THANKS, ANDY!)
Analysis: Variants of this story have been circulating since 2002, when it was originally claimed that dialing #77 on a cell phone would connect the caller to police in an emergency (it actually only works in a few states). The existence of "Lauren," the female college student who purportedly saved her own life by heeding her parents' advice and dialing #77 to notify police of an unmarked car attempting to pull her over, has never been confirmed, though officer impersonations of the type described do occur. Though 911 remains the only universally recognized emergency number in the United States, mobile calls to 112 (the standard emergency number throughout the European Union and some other countries) may — I repeat, may — be redirected to local emergency services inside the U.S. depending on the type of device (e.g., phones using GSM technology) and service provider. But don't depend on it. Dialing 911 is still your safest bet in an emergency anywhere in the United States, whether you're using a mobile phone or a landline. Don't play Russian Roulette with your life.
Classmates birthdays coming in October . . .
Oct. 1 – Ann Slagle (Deceased) Doug McGlynn Oct. 6 – Keith Johnson (deceased) Oct. 16 – Russell Childress Oct. 18 – Gayle (Harvey) Porter (deceased) Oct. 23 – Benita (Rogers) Margolis Oct. 31 – Pat (Callahan) Graham And finally, I want to thank you all for getting my email address book and NL mailing list back up and running. This modern technology is so great when it works … and soooooo FRUSTRATING when it doesn’t !
Submit your news to . . .
Marilyn (Prewitt) Williams 4248 N Drury Ave Kansas City, MO 64117 (816)437-9422; cell (620)224-6623 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mail to: LS Educational Fdn, 301 NE Tudor Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086-5702
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