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As many readers settle down to sleep tonight, it was on this evening in 1912 that the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg off Newfoundland causing the deaths of 1,500 people. Hard days for nostalgia. If you dare to talk about the past – and St. Louis had a glorious one – the icy stares at you as if you were some kind of addlehead. So you remember once there were giants here whose achievements were solid. To name a few: Leif Sverdrup; Frankie Muse Freeman; Oscar Rexford; Ed Schnuck; Buzz Westfall; Cong. Lenore Sullivan; Larry Roos; Robert Hyland; Charlie Claggett; Jack Minton; Raymond Tucker; Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.; T.S. Eliot; Arthur Holly Compton; Dizzy Dean; Edgar Queeny; Harry Caray; Fannie Hurst; Henry Armstrong; Wiliam Burroughs; Harriett Woods; Barry Commoner; Daniel Boone; Scott Joplin; Miles Davis; Katharine Dunham; Eugene Field; Elston Howard; Irma Brombauer; Marlin Perkins; Dred and Harriett Scott; James Symington; Kay Thompson and Helen Traubel. Some couldn’t care less about who lived here – and who have no time to remember who Tennessee Williams was.

2 Responses to “NOSTALGIA”

  • Wayne Brasler says:

    “Queen Anne” Desloge; Diane Joyce of KSD-TV who also was Janet Dailey of KXLW who also was Diane Csssimus who taught at Beaumont High; Charlotte Peters; Wilma Simm; Russ David; Dottye Bennett, great T.V. show hostess, great singer, great nurse; Susan Heinkel; Pat Fontaine; Mary Wickes; Grace Bumbry; Mary Mizerany, who gave up a promising recording career to come home and be a wife, mother and ss it turned out highly successful businesswoman; Mary Frann; Stanley Herbert; Harry Fender; Ed Bonner, Ed Wilson, Gil Newsome, Rush Hughes, rulers of the radio; Russ Severin; Harry Honig; Ernie Heldmen; Virginia Gibson (Gorsky); Jerry Berger, all exciting people who made growing up in St. Louis special for all the young people who sough them out and got wonderful examples for living, success and generosity from †hem.

  • Great Caesar's Ghost says:

    Wayne sure remembers well…I can still hear Dottye Bennett’s theme song in my head…ending with “for you…for you…” Ernie Heldman also had a TV Magic show. My sister never missed Gil Newsome and his “First Five” every afternoon. We are born…we live…and then we go, hopefully being remembered fondly. And the sidekick to Bob Goddard…name escapes me now but was the counterpart to Mike Royko’s “Slats Grobnick”.

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