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The Captain Roots Are Still In North County

The unrest in North County over the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson has consumed St. Louis this week, me included.  But it has been an effective distraction from the other gloomy thoughts running through my head.  I didn’t focus on my cousin Chrissy not being around to celebrate her 30th birthday on Tuesday or her son’s first day of Kindergarten on Monday.   Trading tragedy for tragedy I guess.

It started right away Monday morning when I logged onto Faceplace to see pics of my nephew’s first day at Russell School.  Instead of this adorable face


1st Day of K


I was greeted with anger from all around.  I’ve been thinking about it a lot since Monday.  And with all of the negativity around, I want to go back to celebrate some positivity.

This week Johnathan started attending Russell School in the Hazelwood School District.  It was the same grade school his mother attended as a child.  Her brother, Jim, started at the same school 20 years back in the fall of 1994.  And as it happened, I started my first day at Russell School 30 years ago this fall.  Here’s my first grade picture from way back in 1984.


Russell 1984 85


What a good looking kid, just like my nephew!  My family has roots in North County and I’m very glad to see those roots continue to grow.  Let’s all congratulate Johnathan on his first day of Kindergarten.  And let’s all send positive thoughts to North County.




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