HOW TO HERD CATS.
Pity the poor cat-herder. He toils on the range, alone on his trusty steed, doing his best to round them kitties up into what might be called a herd. Them half-wild short-hairs are tough.
But that is the point. Cats don't come in herds. They are individualistic and out-right hostile to pack mentality. If you can get a cat to look you in the face, take a deep look. You disgust them. They'd just as soon scratch as look at you.
So why would a planning committee for the Kewpies 1971 Reunion care about cats? Turns out, them cats and them Kewpies are more similar than not. They don't take kindly to strangers and the they don't come when called.
The Planning Committee has pushed ahead, all the same, to name specific locations, times and days for our plenary gatherings. Here they are. You can mark your calendar. Or not. Kewpie.
Friday, August 26 @ 5:30pm
Boone Tavern Patio, reception and registration
Program: 1971 Kewpies playing live music
Friday, August 26 @ 7pm
Providence Bowl: Hickman vs Rock Bridge
Program: High school football @ Faurot Field
Saturday morning, August 27
Tour of Hickman High School
Program: Free-range Kewpies in the halls
Saturday, August 27
Lunch in the Commons, Hickman High School
Program: Better than school lunch
Saturday, August 27 @ 7pm
Banquet, Alumni Center at MU
Program: Mosh Pit for 50-somethings
Here's the genius of our Planning Committee. Corralling cats at these times and locations is nearly impossible but the best way to lure cats (and Kewpies) out of their hiding places is to put out some food and drink.
They have adapted this P.T. Barnum epigram as their planning mantra:
"You can lure some of the cats all of the time, and all of the cats some of the time. But you can never lure all of the cats all of the time."