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Blizzards of KCWinter’s

23 Feb

The recent blizzard to hit Kansas City sure brought back memories. All that snow some of us had to shovel!

Brush Creek and Country Club Plaza

Brush Creek and Country Club Plaza

So this one’s for you ANNE, who e-mailed about shoveling snow in Saint Louis; and for Dean Sparks who is sorry he’s now missing this annual ritual.

KCblizzard

Thought the class of ’60 would enjoy watching “Moments to Remember” courtesy of class of ’54 SEHS, Kansas City.

Be sure to ‘click on’ the picture of the castle to see slide show. And everyone have a safe and enjoyable March 2013.

Is Prayer a part of your life?

18 Feb

Prayer and its effects are a major topic these days, not only in religious circles but also among medical professionals.

I confess that I didn’t pray that often when I was at Southeast High and I rather doubt that many of my class mates did either. Unless of course we got into serious difficulty, than we may have asked for help.

As I write this, two of our classmates have asked for our prayers. Harold Begley’s wife Goldie, has had serious heart surgery w/ ongoing complications. Harold was my neighbor and good friend during my years at SEHS. Dean Sparks, also a good friend, is recovering from surgery and he and his wife Christine, are depending on the prayers of our classmates.

Harold Begley- Nevada

Harold Begley- Nevada

Ironic, it was Dean that first told me of the formation of a prayer group at the time of our 50th Reunion. I was waiting on him to write something about the group (prayer circle) so we could put it here on our blog. We will have to wait until he recovers to give us the details.

If you would like for your classmates to remember you and your family in their prayers, just let some of us know and we’ll pass it on to these praying friends or attach it somewhere on the net if you want us to.

May God bless us all in 2011 and don’t forget the National Day of Prayer.

Added 9/11/2011: Related post on “ExtraordinaryPrayer

Happy Valentine’s Day

8 Feb

Did we make a big deal out of this day at SEHS?

I have trouble remembering many of the details of our life at the Castle, but it seems to me that everyone celebrates some of these holidays now much more than back then. I have memories of valentine card exchanges in the grade school years but not at Southeast. Is it possible that today the celebration of Valentine’s Day has taken on increased significance?

Read the blurb at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine’s_Day
See what you think. If you can remember, leave a comment about a special valentine gift. May all our class-mates enjoy Valentine’s Day this year with those you love!

A Valentine gift of Poems(for former YFC’ers & other classmates)

When Silence was Broken

17 Jan

Honoring Dr.Martin Luther King

As we went out into the world following our graduation, I doubt that any of us had any idea of what our country would face in the 60’s much less for the rest of our lives. The home that I was raised in had a strong “southern” heritage. Whenever the subject of Dr. King came up, he was not spoken of with any degree of respect. How was it in your home?

Now fifty years later, I have come to have the greatest respect for this man of peace and what he stood and spoke out for in our generation. I urge my fellow classmates to join me today in honoring the memory of Dr. King by listening to the burden of his life as a loyal Christian and a loyal American.

For what it is worth, the cause for which he gave his life appears to me one that continues to demand breaking the silence now more than ever in America. But we must learn to do so in a peaceful, non-violent way that respects our neighbor and their right to disagree publically. And Dr. King can serve as a model of how we can learn to do that even on the most difficult subjects.

A tribute to Dr.King’s vision in song, by Nina Simone

A related post on my E4Unity blog from May 2008

A name from the Virtual wall- Viet Nam War Memorial

Finish the year with Alumni

13 Dec

SEHS Alumni Association Invitation

A personal invitation to the Open House, this Thursday, December 16th.
(Click here)

Did you miss the earlier notice posted a week ago? Don’t forget to click on the COMMENTS too!

Merry Christmas Class of ’60

4 Dec

KC Plaza at Christmas

It’s been a great year of celebrating our 50th Anniversary! What better way to go out in style than to recall one of my favorite Kansas City scenes at this time of year- the lights at The Country Club Plaza. Here’s hoping that each one had a wonderful celebration and will have a very meaningful Christmas and a happy new year.

Flashback to ole Busch Stadium

15 Nov

Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals

Did Anyone see Stan the Man play?
About the time we were graduating, Stan was the hero of the Cardinals over in Saint Louis. Thought of him during the World Series this fall.

Watch Ken Burns poem that opened this year’s series.