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•   Jim Walsh  6/24
•   Karen Lyerla  6/17
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•   John Zeigler  6/6
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  Welcome to the Shawnee Mission West Class of 1966 Website 



Bekki Harris (Turner), "What do you spend your time doing these days?"

For the last 17 years, Kirby (also SMWest ’66) and I have lived on Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas in a house designed by our elder daughter.  So this time of year, we are all about the water.  We just held our annual barbeque for anywhere from 30 to 50 friends, neighbors and family, so all the outdoor clean up is done for the season and we are ready for summer.  Now that we’re retired, we love to take advantage of the scarce boat traffic during the week for floating, swimming, kayaking, boating and fishing (Kirby).    Since moving here, we’ve found a great group of friends and neighbors to play with.  We start out days with coffee and the newspaper on our screened porch overlooking the lake and end them in the same place with a glass of wine.

Our elder daughter lives about 45 minutes away with her husband and our 9 year old grandson Ares.  Our younger daughter lives in Santa Cruz, CA, with her husband and our 5 year old grandchildren Emma and Dillon.  We go to California in the spring and the fall and they come here for Christmas and for a visit in the summer.  The last couple of Januarys we have gone to Puerto Vallerta with a group of friends to escape the cold.  We have also been to Ireland several times as our CA son-in-law is from Ireland and his family all still lives there.  Otherwise during the winter, I spend a lot of time reading and Kirby just took up painting this winter for the first time since college.

So life is full and we’re all getting younger all the time!