Sunday, February 08, 2009

Ethel Myers, Where Are You?

We're looking for Ethel Myers, aka "Rat," or perhaps now Ethel Krumm, a member of the NCSSM Class of 1985. Later, she joined the US Army, where she met Roy Krumm (while stationed in Germany?) whom she subsequently married. Last known to be residing in Festus, Missouri, in 1992.

As before, when I used this space to find Hunter Middleton, I am not expecting to find her among readers of this blog, of which there are very few. But I am creating this entry as a "Google Trap" whereby Ethel Myers, or someone who knows her current whereabouts, might come across this post while googling her name. Anyone wishing to contribute can add their own remembrance to a blog, or any sort of web page over which you have editorial control. Use her name "Ethel Myers," and link back to this post. (And if you like, you can let me know and I could link back to your page.) This should, over time cause this page to rise in the Google search results.

Here is a wonderful picture of Ethel ("Rat") with Sula Riden (now Kosacky) at graduation, June 9, 1985.

An Open Letter

Dear Ethel,

I always eschewed your ubiquitous appellation, "Rat" in favor of your given name. Since you had embraced the nickname, I am uncertain whether you appreciated my distinction, or merely tolerated it. We did not hang out much, in my recollection, junior year. By the end of senior year, however, you were an indispensable presence at the Dining Room Table, and one of my very favorite people. Recently looking at the old yearbooks, I came across what you wrote to me, and I guess you thought I was OK, too. You were very kind, thank you.

I hope you are well.

Yours sincerely,

Update 2/18/09

More information supplied by Heath: Ethel attended the University of Missouri at Saint Louis (UMSL), where she obtained a B.S. in biology in 1999. Later, she is known to have lived and worked for some time in the St. Louis area.

Update 7/26/09
Found! Not through my efforts here, but through our mutual friend, Heath. Huzzah!


Blogger Iconoclasp said...

I have, from time to time, wondered what happened to Rat. I have asked the occasional S&Mer, but today is the first day I have made an active web search...a mere four days after she was found. Neat!

Tell Rat that Joe White says, "Hello."

July 30, 2009 5:20 AM  
Blogger wRONgainey said...

Hi Joe, good to hear from you! I will pass along your greeting to Ethel (Rat).

There is a sizable community of NCSSM alums, friends, and acquaintances over on Facebook, which you may or may not know about. (I don't recall having seen you on there, but I might have just missed something obvious.) Ethel is, I am given to understand, planning to join herself.

If you want to look some of them up (or me) you can start at my profile. Most all the people I am linked to are class of '85, '84, and '86 (which I suppose should not be too surprising ;-)

July 31, 2009 7:55 AM  

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