[Excerpted from Hot Stove #185, posted on February 17, 2022.]
Charlie Hart – Political Insider: Charles Curry first won office as presiding judge in 1962 and was reelected in 1966. Curry was building a political organization, the Committee for County Progress (the CCP, occasionally referred to as Charles Curry’s Party). Charlie Hart became active in the CCP and helped Curry and his team win big in 1966, including victories for Alex Petrovic and Charlie Wheeler who joined Curry on the 3-judge county court. Below, Curry (middle) celebrating those victories with Alex Petrovic (left) and Charlie Wheeler. Continue reading
In the fall of 1964, I started law school at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. I soon met second-year student Wayne Tenenbaum, and we immediately hit it off. It was a friendship that continued uninterrupted for the next 57 years. Wayne died on January 23, 2022, at the age of 80. Obituary here.
“Hi, my name is Ray Webb. Perhaps you’ve heard of me.”
That was Ray Webb’s trademark opening line when he met someone new. A lot of people had indeed heard of Ray. And a good number of us will never forget him.
Friends of Woody:
I’m Lonnie Shalton, also a Friend of Woody. I’m very honored that Jane asked me to speak to you today. Continue reading
Thanksgiving week is approaching. To Rita and me, this means we are close to the date of the birthday of Joe Reres. On November 27, Joe would have been 97. After Joe died on July 4, I assembled some thoughts about our time together. With Joe’s approaching birthday anniversary, this seems like a good time to share these memories. As you celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family, please include a toast to Joe and Barbara.
Lonnie Continue reading
My dear friend Bob Morantz died in March. He was 73. Rita and I attended Bob’s memorial service in Florida on April 18.
Eulogy for Albert Riederer by Fred Slough
December 31, 2012
Good morning, I am Fred Slough, lawyer and longtime friend of Albert and Sandy and their family. Continue reading
525,600 minutes – that’s how many minutes there are in a year and it’s the opening line of a song from the Broadway show “Rent.” The song goes on to suggest more meaningful ways to measure time – sunsets, laughter, cups of coffee …… time with a friend …… which leads to the song’s message – measure your life in love.