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LSHS Class of 1957

Vol XI # 1 Jan 2013
Ed Heinlein, E IC Emeritus and Fearless Leader

Here we are in 2013! And the World hasnt come to an end yet hip, hip, hoooray!

AND, were starting our 11th year since Ed published our first Hi-Life II. When our Class voted Ed Most Likely to Succeed we really knew what we were doing, didnt we? Thank you, Ed, for letting ALL of us enjoy your success!

Photo of the Month

This is my little brother, Billy. Georgeanne and I were 12 and 9 when he was born in 1949. We decided this was an appropriate use of him just before his first birthday on Jan. 10th

An update from our fearless leader Ed Heinlein

The news about HAROLD SHEWMAKER (reported elsewhere in this issue) has devastated all of us, as would similar news about any other Classmate. Once again, I am reminded of how fortunate I have been to have reestablished contact in the 21st century with Classmates from the Twentieth. Harold is a perfect example. Harolds and Carolyns road will be long and bumpy, so our knee-time must be long and constant. Nuff said! UMPTEENITH ANNUAL GTG has been set for April 11-13. Our Ms are working on schedules, agendas and other details; watch for these in February but in the meantime, please block off those days. We will have official functions on Friday and Saturday nights and will have the presentation to our ninth Coverdell Scholar at 9:00 Friday in the Brockman Lecture Hall. We hope to have one or more special guests at the presentation, so please plan to attend. GRANNY AND GRANDDADS HOUSE Marilyn and I were talking the other day about the trials and tribulations (and the joys, of course!) of putting out the HI-LIFE II on a monthly basis. We found we have had similar frustrations. We have lots of people eager to read about what others are doing, but many fewer who have time enough to share what is going on in their lives. We decided that one way to encourage people to share with the Class and others would be to start a Grandkids Brag Corner, or some such title. I volunteered to make the first submission. Directly behind this page is a copy of Memory Scetches [sic], the Christmas present given to me this year by our 16 year-old granddaughter, Annie. Annie made all of her gifts this year, and I think I got the best of the lot! These memories include her skunking her Granddad at cribbage for the first time; gazing at stars in Yosemite; ignoring the ovens warnings that our cookies were done. (thus, CHARCOAL COOKIES.) The best memory of all deals with BUTTER BRICKLE ICE CREAM. (Annie, as most other Californians, have never heard of Butter Brickle Ice Cream; when I discovered a store which served it, I called Annie and said, Come on, Girl, I am going to take you for a little taste of Heaven!) Note the drawing has Granddad taking two lanes to race to the store AND (darn her black heart), note the haircut she has given the driver. Hope to see you in April!

Memories Are Made of This

Grandpa Ed has shared LOTS of memories with his grandkids, Im sure. Heres some from gdtr Annie (16) . . . (3490 Bon Air Court is the Heinlein address; therefore, Camp Bon Air

Send me some of YOUR grandkid memories; Im sure we all have many, so dont cop out on me! Grandkids are the most important thing we have to brag about

From Sharons Kitchen ... (by Sharon Barker Melich)

Well, its just about Super Bowl time again which means its time to start pulling out some recipes for Couch-gating. I hope the new year will be happy and healthy for all. Sharon PEPPERONI PIZZA PULL 1 3-1/2oz pkg sliced pepperoni, chopped 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4oz) cup grated Parmesan cheese (1 oz) 1 11oz pkg (12) refrigerated breadsticks 1 cup pizza sauce, warmed

Preheat oven to 350 and generously grease a 9x5x3-inch loaf pan; set aside. In a medium bowl combine pepperoni, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheeses; set aside Cut dough into 1 pieces. Arrange 1/3 of the dough pieces in the prepared pan. Top with 1/ 3 of the cheese mixture. Repeat layers two more times. Bake, uncovered for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pan and serve warm with pizza sauce for dipping. CHEESY POTATO WEDGES 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese cup shredded mozzarella cheese cup real bacon bits cup green onions, chopped Sea salt & pepper

4 to 6 potatoes cup olive oil 1 cup sour cream cup ranch dressing cup milk Heat oven to 400.

Cut potatoes into thick steak fry wedges. Drizzle and toss with oil and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Mix remaining ingredients and sprinkle over potatoes and bake for 40 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender. POPCORN SNACK 1 teas garlic salt 1 teas Lowrys seasoned salt

10 quarts popped corn 1 cup salad oil 1 tbls Worcestershire Sauce

Mix oil, sauce and salts together thoroughly and pour over popped corn. Place in a warm oven to keep crisp.

NEW SECTION of the Hi-Life II Back in April, 2009, when we proclaimed Mr. Brockman an Honorary Member of the Class of 1957, we prepared a booklet containing bios of our Classmates to present to Mr. B, letting him know what weve each accomplished since leaving LSHS. Since there were some Classmates from 57 that didnt get a copy of this booklet, as well as many from other classes that receive our NL, Im going to start including one bio each month, alphabetically. If a name is skipped in the alphabetical list, it is because I did not receive a bio from that person. Some classmates didnt get around to sending one in and, of course, there were some deceased prior to that date that wont be presented. I will attempt to contact you during the month before you are to be published in hopes that you might send along highlights or stories of your career and possibly even a family photograph. SO, be prepared for me! The first bio in the booklet was from Ted Atkins but, since his info was included back in July, 2012, along with his obituary, we will start with the 2nd entry . . .

Paul Wayne Bacon, currently living in Pueblo, CO

Ruth and I were married June 15, 1957 in Independence, MO. at the Church of Christ. I started working at the Post Office in July, 1957, and continued working there for 35+ years and retired in 1992. We have three sons, Gary, Michael and David. We moved to Arizona in 1975 and lived in Phoenix for 19 years. Then in 1994, after retiring from the Post Office, we moved to Beulah, CO. Beulah is in the Wet Mountains and we really enjoyed our 11 years of living there. In 2005 we moved into Pueblo, CO and still live there today. Our boys were all married while we lived in Phoenix. We have 10 grandchildren and 4 greatgrandchildren. One of our sons still lives in Beulah, another one lives in Denver, and the third lives in Oregon. We feel we have been greatly blessed by the LORD throughout the years. We enjoy walking, fishing, gardening and working for the church. Also, I enjoy going deer hunting with my brother. Retirement has been a real blessing, especially since we have been in Colorado. In June this year (2009) we will be celebrating our 52nd anniversary. We are planning to celebrate by taking a cruise to Alaska.

Margaret H. Dunn, aka Mrs. Gary D. Haas (LSHS 58), aka Margie
I received the following from Gary Haas 58 . . . Please share this information with those that knew Margie.

Margie died January 8, 2013 at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, CA. Margaret Helen Dunn was born in St Vincent Hospital in Los Angeles October 5, 1929 to the proud parents of Helen and Larry Dunn. She attended UCLA completing her Bachelor Degree and was associated with the Sigma Kappa Society and the rally committee. She leaves her Husband, Gary D. Haas of Burbank her cousin, Deirdre I. McMahon of Long Beach her god child Lisa Nolan of San Jose two nieces and a nephew many 2nd cousins many Sigma Kappa Sisters and many friends and neighbors. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM at St Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church at 133 North 5th Street, Burbank, CA 91501 Friday January 25, 2013. A reception will be held after the service at the Burbank Holiday Inn at 150 East Angelino, Burbank 91502, For those out of town and wishing to stay at the Holiday Inn in Burbank a rate of $99 has been approved for a standard room with prior reservations and using the code "Haas Memorial". Please RSVP for the reception so a place can be prepared for you. Instead of flowers, you are requested to make a donation to the Margaret H. Dunn memorial fund at St. Robert Bellarmine, or to your church or charity in her name.

Health Updates
We were so NOT happy to receive the following message from Harold Shewmaker . . . I
have been diagnosed with adenocarcinoma cancer. Doctors found a tumor the size of a tennis ball on my Pancreas and several in my lungs the largest being the size of a golf ball. I had a biopsy done on the tumor in my lung on the 8th, and will meet with an Oncologist on Monday the 14th to decide on a course of action. I plan to take control of the situation, and beat this or die trying.

And after his Oncologist appt yesterday We met with the local Oncologist yesterday, and he recommended an aggressive Chemotherapy approach to my stage IV cancer. We have decided to get a second opinion from the MD Andersen cancer hospital in Houston. We are making arrangements to go there as soon as possible, hopefully yet this week. Wish me luck. Knee-time folks Harolds name went immediately into my God Can. He needs the support of all our prayers. If anyone can beat this stuff, Harold can. Will continue to keep you updated on his progress.

And from the mailbox . . .

From Eve (Cook 57) Hoygaard . . .
Our weather here is cold ( - 10 yesterday morning),some snow and some sunshine but "it's a dry cold"! Actually, we had snow on Saturday that I swept off the driveway......easier than using the shovel. Our holidays were overall pretty nice. Bill's granddaughter flew down from college in Idaho and spent a week with us that included Christmas. That was delightful for Bill and me both. The three of us went to the Van Gogh exhibit at the Denver Art Museum .. . it was spectacular! With Bill having been ill (GI bug that landed him in the hospital for a couple of days . . . he is doing well now) we somehow did not send cards/letters this year. I have the cards and the Forever stamps so maybe next year's cards will be early! Judy Ann and I have not yet made it to lunch ( the May birthday lunch is often a bit late!) but we will. We are making plans. Will try to make it back in April for the '57 events that I understand are being planned. Hope we are all able to avoid the flu bug . . . it is not too late for the immunization and hand washing is your friend! Best Wishes to all for 2013! Evelyn

Also, Eve shares a Tip from . . .

University of Colorado College of Nursing WELLNESS WEDNESDAY TIP: Not All Lip
Balms Are Created Equal With the low temperatures, you'll probably be turning to lip balm to protect your lips. Before you apply any of it, check the ingredient list. If your lip balm has phenols, don't use it. These compounds will actually strip off the top layer of your lips. Instead, opt for a moisturizing lip balm instead. It will keep your lips' natural protective layer safe and sound.

I looked up phenol in an online medical dictionary and heres what I came up with . . .
an extremely poisonous compound, C6H5OH, which is caustic and disinfectant; used as a pharmaceutic preservative and in dilution as an antimicrobial and topical anesthetic and antipruritic. Poisoning, due to ingestion or transdermal absorption, causes symptoms including colic, local irritation, corrosion, seizures, cardiac arrhythmias, shock, and respiratory arrest. Needless to say, I checked the ingredients in

every tube of lip balm in the house! I suggest you do the same. Our Colorado Snow Birds .. Peggy & Garry Garrison .. are on their way south this week for their winter tour, covering approximately 3476 miles, traveling thru New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, in about 3 months. Hopefully, we may see them in Lees Summit in April before they head back home to Colorado. Drive safely, Garry!

Jack Schwindler, owner of the Marina Grog and Galley, was presented a trophy by Terry Haug and Doug Carlson to honor all that Jack has done in support of the MC sailing fleet at Lake Lotawana.

(Above taken from )

Hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas and peaceful New Years Eve. Someone posted the following photo on Facebook which pretty much describes mine . . .


Tim McGraws
I miss back when
(by the way . . . SO DO I !!)

Don't you remember The fizz in a Pepper Peanuts in a bottle At ten, two and four A fried bologna sandwich With mayo and tomato Sittin' round the table Don't happen much anymore We got too complicated It's all way over-rated I like the old and out-dated Way of life Back when a hoe was a hoe Coke was a Coke And crack's what you were doing When you were cracking jokes Back when a screw was a screw The wind was all that blew And when you said I'm down with that Well, it meant you had the flu I miss back when I miss back when I miss back when I love my records Black, shiny vinyl Clicks and pops And white noise Man they sounded fine I had my favorite stations The ones that played them all Country, soul and rock-and-roll What happened to those times?

I'm readin' Street Slang For Dummies Cause they put pop in my country I want more for my money The way it was back then. Back when a hoe was a hoe Coke was a Coke And crack's what you were doing When you were cracking jokes Back when a screw was a screw The wind was all that blew And when you said I'm down with that Well it meant you had the flu I miss back when I miss back when I miss back when Give me a flat top for strumming I want the whole world to be humming Just keep it coming The way it was back then Back when a hoe was a hoe Coke was a Coke And crack's what you were doing When you were cracking jokes Back when a screw was a screw The wind was all that blew And when you said I'm down with that Well it meant you had the flu I miss back when I miss back when I miss back when

AN INTERESTING DISCOVERY reported to me recently: My cousin Chris in California (our Prewitt family historian) was watching the TV series Who Am I? when they had Tim McGraw on the show; in discussing his ancestors, the Nave family name came up. There are Naves also in our family tree, so Chris did some research. Long story short Tim McGraw is my 4th cousin! Needless to say, Georgeanne and I both have kids and gkids that are absolutely thrilled!

Safety Patrol be aware

Help Protect Your Home and Family in Winter Storms

Every year, dozens of Americans die and thousands more are injured due to winter weather related hazards. Others inadvertently suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning or start a home fire by misusing alternative heat sources when riding out a bad winter storm. It doesnt have to be that way. With a little preparation and a good plan, you can help stay safe at home. When a storm strikes in the winter, an entire community can be paralyzed and you can become stranded at home. The greatest threats to your family are loss of heat, power and a shortage of supplies. Before the winter season, update your Family Emergency Kit to include winter-related needs. A Winter Weather Survival Kit should include: Five days worth of non-perishable food and water Can opener Flashlight Portable emergency radio (hand-crank, solar-powered or battery-operated) Batteries Any prescription medication needed by family members First aid kit List of phone numbers for relatives Neighbors and utility company phone numbers and information Pictures and descriptions of your family If you have pets, include five days worth of canned pet food and water, sturdy leashes, harnesses or carriers, current photos/ descriptions and a litter box. Emergency heat source (space heater, fireplace supplies) UL Listed Fire extinguisher, smoke alarm Matches in a waterproof container Every family should also review their Home Safety Plan to be sure that they are ready in case of an emergency. Oftentimes, snow/ice will change your potential escape routes, so be sure to review the changes and challenges that winter weather might create. After the storm is over, its time to clear away the snow and prevent potential flooding and icing. Dress in warm layers while shoveling and be sure not to get overheated. Hydrate regularly and take frequent breaks. It is easy to overdo it, so pay attention to how your body is feeling. If possible, avoid driving until the roads have been fully cleared. This helps keep you safe and makes it easier for emergency personnel to get around. taken from . . .

Classmates birthdays coming in February . . .

Feb. 2 Robert Dunning Feb. 5 Marilyn (Prewitt) Williams Feb. 6 Deanna (Coleman) Martin Geraldine (Wahl) Davis Bob Evans (deceased) Feb. 9 Gary Gunter Feb.16 Joan (Chambers) McKinney Feb.17 Cecil Robbins Feb.21 Kenny McCarty Feb.27 Rowena (White) Garner

Submit your news and contact updates to . . .

Marilyn (Prewitt) Williams 4248 N Drury Ave Kansas City, MO 64117 (816)437-9422; cell (620)224-6623

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