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A kick-start to the Memorial Day weekend took place at Harriet Cella Marshall’s Truffles Restaurant, an elite club member of truly extraordinary restaurants, that offers magic from the kitchen – among other delicacies – the signature short ribs of beef. That’s where Robert Hermann, Harry Newhard and Grant Williams did solos at the bar. Williams recalled his thesping at the Muny in 1968 as a result of nabbing a role which he won at a charity. In the production of “Guys and Dolls,” he rolled dice at the craps table and proceeded to fall off the stage into the orchestra pit.  He mentioned that Newhard (remember him from Newhard Cook investments?) is now heavily involved in the production of a technique that prevents toddlers from being sucked into swimming pools. Dining there were retired Post-Dispatch reporter Charlene Prost with her husband Bill Schawackerand Anne and Bob Stupp celebrating both couples’ wedding anniversaries.  Over at Il Bel Lago, there was sparkle in the food and at the table where Dr. Robert Taxman and his wife Nancy along with Dr. Royal Eaton and his wife, Donna jawed about Dr. Taxman’s care to inner-city folks. Michael Sottile has been dubbed g.m. of the restaurant.


Caught off-guard, the columnist asked Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder if he is going to run as the 56th Missouri governor. He exclaimed, “Yes!”  Then, he backtracked with another thought: “Er, I’ll make a decision in six weeks, but don’t write that.”  Ubiquitous Kinder  was among 300 in a stable of mostly elegant and timeless swells at the Memories and Melodies event atop the Chase Hotel to benefit Memory Care Home Solution (MCHS). “Have you met my florist?,” joshed Joe Werner, who turned to retired Mo. Botanical Garden’s Peter Raven.  Raven said he’s enjoying retirement “with less harassment.”  Werner was with his infinite beauty of a wife, Stevie, who offered that her sis-in-law Anne Desloge Bates remains loquacious albeit a massive stroke five years ago. Iconic royals Mary Lee and Robert Hermann, who were to receive Alzheimer’s Community Service Awards, were glad-handed on their 30th wedding anniversary.  The Science Center’s Doug King introed his wife, Stacy, as owner of a jewelry business.  Santa Barbara-based Michael Pulitzer was on hand, while still mending from surgery. Hermann’s brother, Fred, escorted his daughter, Holly Gulick, while David Blanton, III, said he flew in from his home in Sausalito to laud the Hermanns.  “My friend (U.S. District Judge) Jean Hamilton couldn’t be here and is probably eating lousy food,” said Blanton.  Lisa Baron, who founded MCHS, spoke of the homecare the agency provides those with Alzheimer’s and dementia by offerng social workers and training families to care for the patients.  Among the revelers were: Ann and Lee Liberman; George Erker; Betty and David Farrell; Donna Wilkinson; Harris Frank; Patti Disbrow; Marion Black; the St. Louis American’s Donald Suggs; Mary Randolph Ballinger; Julia Barnes and John and Anabeth Weil.

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