HI-LIFE II

LSHS Class of 1957
Vol X # 1 January 2012
Emeritus Ed Heinlein, E IC

Here we are starting a new year … 2012! Basketball season is in full force, which brings two “photos of the month” in this issue: first, our 1956-57 season Tiger Team ...

Photo of the Month

. . . and next, a photo of Robert Dunning visiting with Coach & Mrs. Titus at the Class of ‘57 “Meet ‘n Greet” during our 50th Reunion weekend. We all were so excited to see Coach Titus again!

An update from our “fearless leader” Ed Heinlein
Vivian and I are recovering nicely from our recent surgeries. Just takes time, I guess. But, after talking with Ted Atkins a few times this month, we can count our blessings! My dear Stanford lost to OSU at the Fiesta Bowl on January 2 following a brilliant drive orchestrated by our QB, Andrew Luck. With 3 seconds left, our kicker missed a field goal which would have won the game; we lost in the first OT when the same guy missed an even shorter field goal. And, I lost a bet (which I had proposed) to my nieces and nephews, all of whom are alumni and/or staunch supporters or the OSU Cowboys. I had to wear an OSU cap all the waking hours of the next day AND send a picture of me wearing it in a prominent location on the Stanford campus. Well, I paid up, but the youngsters learned that old LSHS grads can be kinda tricky. As I told them, “He who makes the rules may interpret the rules.” The pic on the left is my payment; on the right, my revenge.

Scholarship Update We have increased the amount of the Award for 2012 to $1,500 (up from the $1,000 we have given the past seven years.) This, we reasoned, will make the Scholarship more even meaningful and make The Class’s contributions (and those of our many friends) even more appreciated. Amazing to realize that $1,500 was about two-thirds the total cost of my first year of college, including room, board, tuition, books and fees. Now it covers, maybe, books and a small pizza! We currently have change over $31,000 in the Fund. We plan to mount an aggressive donation campaign this year with an eye toward making our Scholarship even more secure. I am confident the memory of the Class of 1957 and Paul Coverdell will shine for many years to come. (The Statler Brothers might just have to add another verse to OUR song!) One of our ongoing fund raising efforts is “Club 57”. This is the moniker we have chosen in an effort to encourage annual donations of $57.00. (That’s just about a dime, a nickel and a penny a day, or $4.75 a month.) Of course, any contribution is greatly appreciated. More soon about the drive. Don’t wait for that, though! LOL. (I just re-upped for this year.) See you in June!

From Sharon’s Kitchen . . .

It’s Super Bowl time again and, although we don’t yet know who’s “in”, we know some of the teams that are “out” (most of my favorites—the Chiefs, Tony Gonzales and the Falcons,…). Aaron Rogers and The Packers deserve a spot. I think I’ll order my “cheese head.” So, here are some good gameday munchies. You won’t miss a single play standing at the stove frying wings—they’re baked. The chicken wings are coated in a sweet, Asian-style sauce, then oven-baked until they’re tender and caramelized. The BLT Dip is everything you love about a classic BLT in a hot bubbly dip. (Sharon) BAKED CHICKEN WINGS
3 lbs. chicken wings (disjointed, tips discarded) salt & pepper to taste ½ cup low-sodium soy sauce 2 tbsp. cornstarch 2 tbsp. ketchup 1 cup honey 2 tbsp. olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Salt & pepper the wings and place in an 11x15 pan. Place soy sauce in a small saucepan and whisk in cornstarch until dissolved. Whisk in the remaining ingredients. Heat on medium-low until the sauce is thickened. Pour the sauce over the wings turning to coat fully. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking until the sauce is thick and the wings are caramelized—about 15 minutes.

BLT DIP
1 pound bacon, cooked & crumbled 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup sour cream 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix mayo, sour cream, and cream cheese in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Crumble bacon into mixture and stir. Add cheddar cheese, green onions, and tomato and mix well. Pour into a shallow dish or pie pan and bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling. Garnish with additional green onions, tomato, lettuce and crumbled bacon. 1 tomato, seeded and chopped ¼ cup chopped green onions (Additional green onions, cooked bacon, tomato, & shredded lettuce for garnish) Serve with corn chips

From the Lee’s Summit Journal Thursday, Dec. 22 2011 12:37PM

Five new LSHS Hall of Fame inductees selected
By Rob Roberts, rroberts@lsjournal.com The five Lee’s Summit High School alumni to be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame in April have been selected. The new inductees are: - Mike Nill, class of 1982, current executive vice president and chief operating officer for Cerner Corp. - Dale Hartley, class of 1944, a local businessman and community leader who became instrumental in reviving downtown Lee’s Summit after joining the family business, Hartley’s Furniture, in 1954 - Bessie Chittwood, class of 1938, a teacher in the Raytown School District from 1963 to 1981 - Kevin Charles Johnson, class of 1983, currently the associate general counsel and director the Intellectual Property Division of the Gillette Co. - Carole Culbertson, class of 1974, a downtown Lee’s Summit business and property owner who has been instrumental in the area’s revitalization. According to Chad Hertzog, an LSHS assistant principal, the new inductees will increase the number of Hall of Fame members to 81. The high school has been inducting distinguished graduates into the hall for 16 years. About five alumni are inducted during a dinner ceremony each year, and plaques featuring the honorees are displayed on a “wall of fame” at the high school. The LSHS Hall of Fame inductees are selected by a committee and graduates and staff. Alumni become eligible for selection 10 years after graduation.

As most of you may know, the Class of 1957 has TWO members that have been inducted into the Hall of Fame . . . three if you count Mr. Brockman, Honorary Member Class of 1957.

1997-1998
Sen. Paul Coverdell, Class of 1957 Former United States Senator from Georgia; past director of the Peace Corps.

Mr. Edward A. Heinlein, Class of 1957 Retired attorney and corporate sales/marketing manager; the driving force behind the re-establishment of the class of 1957, as well as the establishment of a student scholarship in memory of Sen. Paul Coverdell

2005-2006

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And from the mailbox . . .

I received this email from LuAnn (Mrs.Jack ’58) Smith right after the December NL went out. Sorry it’s late, but still very touching . . .

RIP, Jack

National Christmas Wreath ceremony at the cemetery. LuAnn

(Note also, Jack is in the Photo of the Month on page 1) And again from LuAnn on the same day . . .
I finished the quilts in time for Christmas, but forgot to send you a photo in time for the Newsletter! The vintage camera quilt is for my grandson, Ryan, who is a Junior film student at NYU and the Texan quilt is for his brother, Jon, Notre Dame grad with a degree in electrical engineering, who works for HP computer. Jon also is a MMA fighter (Ugh) and a weightlifting champ. If you check YouTube and search for Jon Thibeault, you can see him lift and jerk 300 pounds over his head!

BEAUTIFUL JOB!
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And this from Louise (Bernard ’59) Hobbs, sister of our ’57 classmate Shirlene Bernard, after reading the Dec ’11 NL . . .
Thanks so much for my Christmas "gift" of a visit with several of my "school family"....loved to hear from them! You are all so special to me - may each of our "families" be blessed with all good things in 2012. Louise Hobbs - 1959

Margaret (Davis) Offen sends us a report of her very Merry Christmas . . .
Hope you all had a wonderful anniversary (Carl and I celebrated our 53rd anniversary on Dec. 27th) and Christmas. Friday was our 31 anniversary. Seems like only yesterday we met and married. Been a fast 31 years. Both of my sons were here with their daughters. Russ (oldest) got in Friday then Saturday Rick met us at Ameristar for our regular Saturday brunch and we all had brunch together, then we went in for awhile and gambled. Amanda and Lily messed around until we got through. Sunday we were all together and Rick had to have Lily at her Moms at 5:00 so he left and the rest of us played Wii bowling until almost midnight. It was so much fun. Amanda and Russ left around 10:30 on Monday and got home around 5:00 last night. Sure hated to see them go but we had a great time while they were here. Amanda is going through a rough time with her parents being separated but she will get through it in time. We are not doing anything New Year’s Eve that I know of. Hope each and every one of you have the best 2012 ever. Enjoy each day for we don't know what tomorrow is going to bring. Will talk to you soon. Margaret

Pat (Damsgard) Hoglund has volunteered over the past several years to act as “card lady” for our Chatters group, sending birthday, anniversary, get well, and sympathy cards from our group … and lately has started including the entire class. After sending Pat Graham a card of sympathy on the death of her husband, she received a thank you note back. She has forwarded this to me, saying: “M, thought you might want to include this in the NL as it’s really to the whole Class” … so here is the thank you to the Class from Pat Graham , via Pat Hoglund . . . Dear Pat and Loren, Thank you so much for your prayers and support. Please let everyone know how much I appreciate them. My son and his family are keeping me busy and occupied. My wish for all at LSHS ’57 is for Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. Sincerely, Pat Graham Change of address from Karen Winterowd . . .
Hi Marilyn - Glad you reminded me of one more group to notify of address change! 63 Mescalero Tr., Santa Fe, NM 87505 (Kris' address but you don't have to put in care of) (505) 670-9775, my cell & Sandy's is (505) 660-2045. We have been in South Padre Island since the 17th of Dec., weathered some cool temps & wind but bask in the warm temps & love it. I have a tiny, tiny yard on our site that I have seeded & developed a flower bed that is quite nice. I've always enjoyed developing my flower beds & now from zero-scaping to the semi-tropical w/a little more water. Silly but pleasurable things to talk about in early January! xo Karen

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Health Updates
Jan.6, 2012, from “Little Jim” Brockman . . .
Hi, I am writing for my dad who does not use a computer. He wanted me to thank everyone for all of the Christmas cards and phone calls he has received during this holiday season. Our family was with him for Christmas and we had a great time together. He still loves to tell stories about LSHS and his students. The day after we left Arizona my dad was taken to the emergency room with chest pains. He has now been moved to a rehab facility as he is very weak in his lower body. He will be moved tomorrow to the Grandview Terrace assisted living facility which is across the street from his apartment. He asked me to ask all of you for some "knee time" for him. I will let you know of his progress. Jim Brockman Class of 1960

After sending the above note from Jim out via email, I received the following back from one of our Arizona classmates, Bob Hoke . . . Jan.9th
Marilyn, I went to see Jim Brockman yesterday at the Boswell Hospital Rehab Center. I was just leaving the nurses info center when I looked up and Jim was standing there. He had been walking the halls, had seen me and headed my way. We went to his room where we talked for almost an hour about the old days at LSHS. What a time we had and the memories that surfaced for both of us. His mind is still sharp as a tack although at 95 the body is growing weak. As soon as they get his blood pressure stabilized he will return to his home at Grandview Terrace in Sun City West. He said where he is at now is like being in jail! We prayed together, talked about the Lord and how good He has been to both of us. Jim is right with God and strong in his faith in Jesus Christ so to him " to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord". Jim is still a good example to all of us! He also said he had received many, many cards from mostly '57 grads and how that they had blessed him. We leave again Jan. 25th for a month in Kenya. Check out the new DVD on our ministry website. The dorm girls’ testimonies will grab your heart strings. In Him, Bob http://www.mercyinactionintl.org/Video.html

If you would like to send Mr. B a card, here is his mailing address: 14515 W. Granite Valley Drive, E370, Sun City West, AZ 85375. I know he’d LOVE hearing from you!

Jan. 13, 2012, an update on Cason from LuAnn (Mrs. Jack ’58) Smith . . .
Cason is now being seen by a neurologist here in Houston rather than Dallas. It has been determined that he is having 4 different types of seizures and has to wear a specially made helmet to protect his head. He will now have more testing done to determine if his condition is operable and also see a dietician. It takes such a long time to get appointments, so he is scheduled for testing in March. Cason now attends Early Childhood Development classes through the public school system where they live. I appreciate everyone for their thoughts and prayers for this cute little boy and his parents (Chad and Heather), who have had to endure so much. Here is a photo of the great-grandchildren: Cason Leslie Wilson, age 3, Hadley J'Ann Wilson, 9 months, and Charles Rendall Wilson, 6. LuAnn

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Jan. 14th from Ted Atkins . . . Hi all... I had a call early this morning (6am San Jose time) from Ed. Wanted to know if I had any idea on how to contact the Statler Brothers. Remember them? A '65 big pop hit "Flowers on the Wall" but they were mostly a country quartet along with gospel. Had their own TV show for several years going back 10 years or so. Anyway, Ed wants to make contact to get them to autograph one of their album covers or a concert poster to place in the Class of '57 display at LSHS (didn't know there was one). One of their big hits, "The Class of '57" is our Class theme song Ed says. I think it's a great, but I wasn't able to help him out. Ironically, the Statlers are one of my favorite groups and only Friday I was playing one of their cassettes to hear one of my favorites by them, "Elizabeth." Ed was going to try information for the group in Stauton, VA, their old, and maybe current, home base. Interesting project. Coldest day of winter so far today with about 3 inches of snow. Can't complain, really. A very mild season thus far. Depending on my various doctor's OKs Karen and I plan on cruising in early March. Probably a last minute booking worked around my frequent hospital and doctor tests. They say you can often get a super deal if you're prepared to move fast which we can be. There's even a new airline that flies out of Latrobe, Pa (30 miles away) that offers a $39 fare (believe it or not) to Ft. Lauderdale where we want to sail from on the Oasis of the Seas (Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines). Guess we'll see. Just finished my 5th and, for now, last radiation treatment. They actually had me in a shrinkwrapped shell each time so that I was in exactly the same position for each treatment. Haven't turned green yet but Karen says I do glow a bit. My main doctor/surgeon this week walked in and, not having seen me since before Thanksgiving, said he was shocked at how good I looked and that I was definitely stronger and had my color back. After trying for months to put some weight back on I was happy to note a 5 pound gain these past two weeks. Thank you Lord. Not to beat the hypochondriac horse much further I'll end by mentioning my upcoming dental surgery (when it rains it pours) on the 25th. A hospital stay to extract 8 teeth (I had ignored my dental needs with everything else going on this past year). It'll be done in a hospital by the Chair. of the Univ. of Pittsburgh Dental School. His program is world-renowned so I'm in very good hands. Had to get all doctors involved with me to agree to this and the timetable because of my weak immune system and the risk of infection. After everything else this seems to me a piece of cake. Hopefully, with icing. I'll be gumming it for awhile. Maybe I'll just drink to excess. When I first started my radiation they had to put me under to insert a couple of target gizmos in my liver. Karen was beside me in the elevator when I was on my way up to the OR. I was pretty groggy and, sensing the elevator rising, for a minute I actually thought I'd died and was going up to heaven. Karen said not to worry...if I really had died I'd be going the other way. Don't cha love her? Have a great winter wherever you are. Luv ya. Ted

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You hear me talking about putting the names of my friends/family that are ill in my “God Can” but I don’t think I’ve ever told you the story behind it … if I have already, but forgot, just chalk it up to my old age. Here’s the story . . . Our group of girls that visit in the chat room kept hearing from Sharon (Barker ’57) “I’ll put his/her name in my God Can.” Finally, I asked her “just what IS your God Can?” She explained that she has an old tin can that she decorated; when one of her friends is sick, she wants to help them but knows she can’t do anything about it … but God can! Therefore, this is her way of helping her friends by sending their names to God for help thru her can, asking his help for them. I really liked this idea, especially since my knees don’t hold me up as well as they used to but when friends need it I want to give the necessary “knee time” for them. Also, not being as crafty as Sharon, I had to figure out what I wanted my God Can to look like. Then the idea hit me! As some of you will remember, Carl’s Mom was a telephone operator back in the day and one Christmas I found this tin can/bank that was a telephone booth filled with candy, so I bought it and gave it to her. When she died and we were going thru her things, I remembered it and thought it was cute, so I kept it. I’m sure you know what’s coming next . . . I found the can and now use it as my God Can; comes complete with a slot for dropping names inside and gives me a direct line to God. Here’s a picture of it . . .

Don’t you think she looks like me in the late‘40s? I’m still trying to figure out who the little boy is waiting outside the door tho

(Thanks for another great idea, Sharon!)

Now just because this is such a really cool idea Sharon came up with, I don’t want all of you scrambling to the doctor just to get your name put in my God Can! But PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW if knee time is required on your end of the line so we can get the word to Him asap.

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IMPORTANT NOTES:
(1) There is another attachment to this email, so please open and read it as well. It is a letter that Ed received from our Scholarship recipient from April 2010 and Ed’s reply to her. She is a remarkable person, as well as 4.0 gpa student, and we should all be so proud of her. She has given us a report on her second year at Mizzou … including pictures! Ed had a hard time learning how to use his new scanner to get the letter to me in time for this January NL but, as usual, his was a job well done. Then I had it all copied into the NL, but .. for reasons I couldn’t figure out .. it wouldn’t let me copy the pictures and I didn’t want you to miss them. (My job not quite as well done as Ed’s!) The only solution that I could come up with is the second attachment. (2) Your first reminder that the Golden 50 Reunion is coming this summer! Please put the following date on your calendar: Sunday, June 10th, 2012. More information with be coming in March from the committee! Hope you plan to join us here at Lee’s Summit High School. It is also the 55th anniversary of our graduation so there will be special activities to celebrate that auspicious occasion!

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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 to . . .
Marilyn (Prewitt) Williams 2813 NE Kendallwood Pkwy #4 Gladstone, MO 64119 (816)437-9422; cell (620)224-6623 marilynwms@kc.rr.com

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