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LSHS Class of 1957
Vol XI # 3 March 2013
Ed Heinlein, E IC Emeritus and “Fearless Leader”
. . .and the luck of the Irish to ye’
March: 17th St. Patrick’s Day; 20th first day of Spring; 31st Easter; and all month we get to enjoy basketball and MARCH MADNESS! Get those brackets filled in, and good luck!!
Photo of the Month
An update from our “fearless leader” Ed Heinlein
What I have said for years about moving back to Missouri is true… that is, if there were but one mountain on the horizon and we could lower the humidity about twenty points, I’d be there in a minute; but, when I hear about eighteen inches of snow on the ground…for days and days… I have second thoughts … And third! We here in San Jose are struggling along with low 70s, perfect humidity, high clouds and soft evening breezes all day long. We must be being punished for something! Vivian and I are looking forward to being back in Lee’s Summit next month. I am particularly excited to see how a new element of the Scholarship Weekend goes. We have scheduled a breakfast with our new Scholar and his/her parents. This will give us the opportunity to learn more about them…but, just as important I should think, for them to know us. This could be important to our long-range plans to further the legacy of the Class of 1957 and our attempts to keep our Scholarship viable for years to come. More on this later. I have talked with a few of you about the 57/57 celebration next year. We’ll talk more at this upcoming GTG, but I’m thinking it should be held the same weekend as the Golden Reunion, which is usually held the first Sunday in June. Don’t forget to pencil in these dates, May 30 – June 1, 2014, for another great Party with the Class. Again, more later. In the meantime… See ya in April!
APRIL GTG SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, April 12
1:00 pm – Scholarship Award Ceremony Lee’s Summit High School, Brockman Lecture Hall 6:00 pm -- Dinner: Monettis Treat of Italy 1313 NE Douglas, Lee's Summit Class of ’57 gtg
SATURDAY, April 13
____ 9:30 am – Breakfast with our Scholar: Perkins Restaurant (Hwys 50/291) 1001 SE Hamblen Rd, Lees Summit __________________________ 6:00 pm – Evening at the Pruyn’s home: 2320 NW Frances, Lee’s Summit (phone 524-1961) (light potluck buffet - bring your favorite food/drink; see directions at end of NL)
From Sharon’s Kitchen . . . (by Sharon Barker Melich)
Bake up some scones for Easter Brunch. The Dried Fruit Cream Scone recipe is compliments of Joyce (Johnson) Bailey’s daughter, Lori (L.S.H.S. Class of ’79). Make both recipes ahead and pop them in the freezer. Reheat in the microwave when needed. Happy Easter—welcome spring! ----------Sharon
DRIED FRUIT CREAM SCONES 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¼ cup sugar ¾ cup dried fruit, chopped 1 ¼ cups heavy cream (10oz) Glaze: 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted 1 tablespoon sugar
• Preheat oven to 425°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper (ungreased) for easy cleanup. • Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a medium bowl, stirring with a fork to mix well. Add the dried fruit. Still using a fork, stir in the cream and mix until the dough holds together in a rough mass (dough should be quite sticky). Add a little extra cream if it isn’t sticky. Tip Note: Wear non-latex gloves when handling dough. Spray your hands (or gloves) with nonstick cooking spray before picking up dough. • Lightly flour a board or clean countertop and transfer the dough to it. Knead the dou gh 8 or 9 times. Divide into 2 pieces. Pat into circles about 6 inches round. Cut each circle into 8-10 wedges and place each piece on baking sheet, allowing about an inch between pieces. For the glaze, brush butter on top and sides of each piece and sprinkle the tops with sugar. • Bake for about 12-18 minutes or until light golden brown. Do not over-bake bottom of scones. Using a shiny pan helps to prevent over-browning. Place baked scones on a cooling rack. Serve hot scones immediately or freeze. BACON-CHEDDAR-CHIVE SCONES 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt ¼ cup cold butter, cut up 1 cup diced cheddar cheese (4oz) ¾ cup whipping cream 6 slices bacon, crisp, drained & crumbled 1 tablespoon dried chives OR 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives 1 tablespoon whipping cream
• Preheat oven to 425°. Lightly grease a large baking sheet (or line sheet with ungreased parchment paper. Set aside. • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cheese. Make a well in center of mixture and set aside. • In a medium bowl, combine ¾ cup whipping crea m, bacon and chives. Add cream mixture all at once to flour mix. Using a fork, stir just until moistened. (If dough is too crumbly, add 1-2 tablespoons cream until dough comes together.) • Turn dough onto well-floured surface and knead for 10-12 strokes until nearly smooth. Pat into a 7-inch round about ¾-inch thick and transfer round to prepared baking sheet. Cut into 8 wedges spread about 1 inch apart.. Brush tops with 1 tablespoon cream. • Bake about 20 minutes until golden brown. Ser ve warm or freeze when cooled.
March’s CLASSMATE BIOGRAPHY . . .
Judy (Barnhart ’57) Barford
Currently living in Charleston, IL
“It was hard to leave home – after LSHS, I attended Avila College (then College of St. Teresa) for freshman year. Math was my interest, and the program didn’t match Ms. Cronbaugh’s at LSHS! Left for Marquette U. and completed a philosophy major, then graduate work in theology. Those Jesuits lived up to their reputation as teachers! Bob and I met in philosophy classes. The Jesuits sat us in abc order – Barford, Barnhart – I stepped on his long trench coat for a few months, as it hung over his chair, and ended up at the altar. After a short time at Briar Cliff College in Iowa, we went to Indiana U. for Bob’s Ph.D. Our first son, Paul, was born in Milwaukee; our second son, Dan, in Sioux City; our third son, Ian, at I.U. Bloomington; and since then, we have been here in Charleston, IL. Bob taught philosophy for 29 years here at Eastern Illinois University. And yes, our 4th child, daughter Mary, was born here in Illinois. It’s a good thing we didn’t have any more moves! Our children and grandchildren are thriving. Bob’s situation is tragic since early Alzheimer’s disease has taken away much of his mind and his ability to speak. But he is strong, serene, and very much with us. I am in my 40th year of teaching – about half in elementary schools and half in teacher education here at EIU. I will retire December 31, 2009. Yeah! Joys have been family, extended family, friends, many trips abroad, books, music, nature, politics, tennis, and conversation. We are grateful for many blessings. I loved seeing everyone at the 50th in Lee’s Summit. To Mr. Brockman – you and LSHS are unforgettable!”
G’kids “Memories Are Made of This”
This comes to us from Harold Shewmaker, a VERY proud grandpa . . .
“ The one on the right side is our Grandson Kevin. We are so very proud of him.”
AMHERST, Mass. – The grass is always greener when it is being tended by the nation’s number one-ranked turf team, which just happens to be part of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Turf Club. The 19th annual Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Turf Bowl held Feb. 7 in San Diego was dominated by a UMass Amherst team consisting of Evan Bradstreet, a senior from Gorham, Maine; Sean Raposa, a junior from Tiverton, R.I.; Kevin Shewmaker, a senior from Granby, and Peter J. White III, a senior from Worcester. Their margin of victory (29 points out of a 450 point exam) is the largest in recent memory, say GCSAA officials. In comparison, three years ago a UMass team placed second, only 1.5 points short of first place. The fourth time was the charm for the team, which had previously finished near the top of the competition, placing second in 2010, third in 2011 and second in 2012. In all, 68 teams consisting of 247 students from 35 schools took part in the competition. The win is comparable to winning the men’s NCAA basketball tournament and is truly a national championship. The winning team receives $4,000 and will enjoy an all-expense paid trip to TPC Sawgrass in Florida for a week in May to work as volunteers at the PGA Players Championship, widely regarded as the unofficial fifth “major” golf tournament in the world. “This is an enormous accomplishment for our students,” said professor Michelle DaCosta who coached the team along with turf program director and professor Patricia Vittum. She noted that UMass Amherst is a relative newcomer to turf competition, having taken part in the GCSAA event for the first time in 2007. The intensive three-hour exam tests the students’ knowledge in various areas of plant and soil sciences, with a focus on turfgrass management, according to DaCosta. Subjects include agronomy and plant identification, plant pathology, plant physiology, soils, pest management, personnel management and business concepts.” To help prepare for the exam, students take part in a one-credit seminar course during the fall semester administered by faculty and staff in UMass Amherst’s Stockbridge School of Agriculture. “In addition, they raise money for travel to these national competitions by spending weekends in the fall doing leaf cleanups and turfrelated services for UMass faculty and staff,” DaCosta said. The students who are active in the UMass Turf Club and participate in the national competitions generally pursue careers as golf course superintendents and athletic field managers, according to Vittum and DaCosta. Some students also go on to earn graduate degrees to pursue careers in research at universities and technical support for companies in turfgrass and horticulture-related industries. “In fact, many of our alumni are employed in a supervisory role at some of the most prestigious and respected facilities across the United States,” said Da Costa. The winning Turf Club team will be honored Feb. 23 during halftime at the Minutemen home basketball game against Dayton, which begins at 1:30 p.m. Additional information can be found at the UMass Turf Program website: http://extension.umass.edu/turf/. A video of the winning team can also be seen at: http://www.gcsaa.tv/view.php?id=2179
And speaking of memories, this will bring you “Hazel Grove kids” a chance at a few. I received the following letter from the ASPIRE group of Hazel Grove forwarding to me a copy of their DVD on the history of Hazel Grove School. They did such a great job! Georgeanne and I were thrilled to do what little we could to help them with background info in connection with our Dad and GreatGrandfather’s part in this history. My Dad would have absolutely loved this!!
From Harold Shewmaker 3/1 . . . Hi gang: Time for another update so here goes. Got through my third round of the three chemo cocktail today, and all seems to be doing well. I am scheduled for a cat scan next week to monitor my progress, and judge if changes are necessary. My sense is that we are making progress because I seem to feel a little bit better. I started with oxygen at night and it has made a world of difference in being able to sleep. The glass of wine Carolyn makes me drink each night also helps. I try to move around as much as I can, and do something productive every day and that seem to help. Carolyn makes a wonderful nurse making sure I am taking all my meds when and how I should, and believe me with all I take that’s a job. Thank you all for your thoughts and Prayers. I do believe they are working. Harold And a newer update from Harold on 3/13 . . . Well good news and bad. The bad news the chemo I have been taking is not working, and we have to try something else. The good news is we found early on it wasn't working which allows us to try something different as quickly as possible. Starting next week I get two different chemo's. One is new and has shown promise in treating my kind of cancer. All we can do is hope and pray the new treatment will work. I think it will. I had a phone call from Dee Ann (Ott) Herde with health info on Paula (Irwin) Rhoades: Paula has been having heart problems, been in the hospital 4 times in the past year, and finally they installed a pacemaker. Hoping this will make things easier for her. Please add her name to your prayer list and God Cans.
And from the mailbox . . .
From Dee (Danford ’56) Acuff . . . Thought your readers would enjoy these. Dee
This moves along pretty fast. Be prepared to stop it along the way to get a good look at some of these old pictures. Brings home a lot of memories. http://www.vimeo.com/27122304
And here’s another one that I received from a non-LSHS friend. This is truly fantastic and well done. A great history lesson. Be sure and turn up the sound to catch all the great music too. This is where we came from! Enjoy!
This from Marilyn & Dean Pruyn . . . What a cutie!!
This is our beautiful little great-granddaughter, Paisley Rose. She was born on Christmas Eve morning 2012. She is now 2 months old. They live in northeastern Colorado so we won’t get to see them often. They came over Presidents day weekend so we did have a chance to spoil her even though briefly. Her dad (our grandson) is an elementary teacher and mom is a speech pathologist. They both work in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They should be making another trip to Missouri this summer sometime. Yea!!!!! They are very good about sending pictures taken with their smartphones, etc. This way we get to see how she changes as the months go by!
From Margaret (Davis) Offen . . .
I had my MRI and I have severe arthritis and my spin canal is really full of arthritis. Want to send me to pain management but I think I will just keep taking my pain pills and live with it. Heard the shots are quite expensive. We had so much snow on our patio probably about 2 feet. It is finally melting off. It was really pretty on the trees though. My granddaughter in Austin will graduate the last of May and my son is flying us down there for the weekend, hope the traffic controllers will be keeping an eye on all the planes and we make it okay. I really don't like to fly but will do this it only takes about 2 hours to fly there. Time really has flown by seems like only yesterday she was a baby. Lily is 8 now and before long she will be that age. Nothing more to write so will sign off for now. Will talk to you later. Looking forward to the GTG. Margaret
And from Susan Miller ’58 . . .
These jokes were in my Met Gazette. That's the monthly newsletter/magazine for the Metropolitan Club of America. I have a 1959 Nash Metropolitan and love it! I guess these jokes were in the Met Gazette because Met lovers are an elderly group! Know how to prevent sagging? Just keep eating until the wrinkles fall out. The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own Easter eggs. My memory is not as sharp as it used to be; also my memory is not as sharp as it used to be. These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says "For Fast Relief." Reporter interviewing a 104-year-old woman: "And what do you think is the best thing about being 104?" the report asked. She simply replied, "No peer pressure." I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising. I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down and perspired for an hour. By the time I got my leotards on the class was over. Just before the funeral service, the undertaker came up to the very elderly widow and asked, "How old was your husband?" "98," she replied."Two years older than me." "So you're 96," the undertaker commented. She responded, "Hardly worth going home, is it?"=
...Do not regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many....
Lila (Warren ’58) Roasa shared these bragging rights with us on Facebook regarding her nephew (son of Judy & Joe Rittman) . . . Lila: “WTG (WayToGo) JOHN AND STANFORD SOFTBALL....” A BIG congrats to Coach Rittman for earning his 700th career win today as the Cardinal defeated Minnesota (2-1 in 8 innings) and Florida Gulf Coast (2-1)! Here’s 2 comments from Stanford Softball’s Facebook page . . .
After watching John coach in 1997, my prediction was... Coach Rittman will be around the farm a long time and be among the winningest coaches in Stanford history. Keep up the good work - we are proud of you! Not only a great coach, but an even more incredible person! Congrats Ritter.
I’d say Joe’s a pretty proud poppa!! Thanks, Lila, for getting this to us. We feel really privileged to share in the annual travels of the “girls from ’59” thru Paula (Young) Morris . . .
Marilyn, you asked for an account of our 2012 trip (’59). Kathy (Winstead) Knoche, Jiffy (Spurck) Alford, Marilyn (Barker) Graves, and I (Paula Young Morris) did New York City in October. Carolyn (Bright) Lambert wasn’t able to join us. We did all the NYC sites--Ground Zero and the 9/ll memorial, Times Square, three Broadway plays, fantastic restaurants, Central Park, etc. This was our 11th year to meet. In those 11 years, we have shared many of life’s joys and challenges. . . children’s weddings, new grandchildren, loss of parents and husband, new homes, and illnesses. Cindy (Wenzel) Alibrandi joined us a couple of years before her passing. Cumulatively, we have 10 adult children and 19 grandchildren (ages 2 to 27)! There is just something very special about having 60+ years of shared history (to which '57 and '58 can also attest)!
Missouri according to Jeff Foxworthy:
(thanks to Tom Bickham)
If someone in a Home Depot store offers you assistance and they don't even work there, you may live in Missouri. If you've worn shorts and a jacket at the same time, you may live in Missouri. If you've had a lengthy telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number, you may live in Missouri. If you know several people who have hit a deer more than once, you may live in Missouri. If you have switched from 'heat' to 'A/C' and back again in the same day, you may live in Missouri. If driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow, you may live in Missouri. If you install security lights on your house and garage, but leave both doors unlocked, you may live in Missouri. If you carry jumpers in your car and your wife knows how to use them, you may live in Missouri. If everyone in your family has been on a "float trip," you may live in Missouri. If the phrase "I'm going to the Lake this weekend" has only one meaning, and everyone knows what you're talking about, you may live in Missouri. If you failed World Geography in school because you thought Cuba, Versailles, California, Nevada, Houston, Cabool, Louisiana, Springfield, and Mexico were cities in Missouri. (And they ARE mind you!), you might be from Missouri. If you know that Harry S. Truman, Walt Disney, George Washington Carver and Mark Twain are all from Missouri, well... you guessed it. If you know what "Home of Throwed Rolls" means, you're probably from Missouri. If you've ever said (or heard) "It's not the heat, it's the humidity" you're probably from Missouri. If you've seen people wear bib overalls to funerals, you're probably from Missouri. If your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor, you're probably from Missouri.
Safety Patrol … “be aware”
(Sent to me by Don Rittman) . . . We have all walked by the Red Cross sign in airports and other places indicating where a heart machine (AED) is located. Do you know what is in them and how to use it? I did not. Try this video and see what you think. http://www.heartrescuenow.com/ If you pick the wrong choice----the man dies----choose wisely. You may save a life. I Just watched this video and was impressed, so I'm sending it you with the hope that it may save a life (maybe mine, yours or someone you love)! This IS a good video. I’m sorry the ones of you out there that receive the NL via the U.S.P.O. and have no computer won’t be able to view it . . . maybe go to your local library? I attended a class with my daughter (State of KS required her to take it for her daycare license); it was given by a local EMT that taught us exactly this same thing! Just hope I won’t be afraid to try it if the occasion ever arises.
Classmates birthdays coming in April . . .
April 5 – Nettie (Hedgecock) Groves April 9 – Marilyn (Mitchell) Pruyn April 10 – Mary Ann (Whiting) Morie April 11 – Virginia Stewart (deceased) April 13 – Jerry Davis April 16 – Harold Shewmaker April 17 – Richard Lee Barrows (deceased) April 25 – Glen Curl
DIRECTIONS to Marilyn & Dean Pruyn’s home . . . Hwy 50 to Chipman Road; turn south on Chipman and go to NW Timberbrooke Dr; turn left on Timberbrooke Dr; take the 1st left which is NW Frances St. 2320 NW Frances St. is on the left.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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