Kenneth Best

Profile Updated: September 20, 2019
Kenneth Best
Residing In: Elmhurst, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Kathleen
Children: Nathaniel (1994) Physician Assistant
Camilla (1995) Art Teacher
Occupation: Inventor
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Kenneth Best

Yearbook

Yes! Attending Reunion
Junior High?

Howard

During reunion weekend (Oct 10-12th)would you be interested in gathering with any subgroup either from NT or to share current interests/ occupations? Anything is possible!

Theater folks and dancers
Other Stage Crew

Who was your advisor and what/ who do you remember from advisory?

Robert Ward

Did you attend college? Which one? Do you remember other New Trier classmates who attended the same college? If so, who?

University of Illinois/Urbana

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Certified Public Accountant (Controller, VP Finance, Treasurer)
Illinois Real Estate Managing Broker
Eagle Scout
Commercial, Instrument rated Pilot (2,000 hours)
Certified Ground Instructor
Certified in Production and Inventory Management
Inventor
Muse

School Story:

Fixing up Mr. Ward's house was an advisory project. I offered to do some electrical work on his very, very old house (I had spent several summers working for an electrical contractor). I removed a fuse in order to do some work on a circuit. Mr. Ward started helping me. Next thing I know, he shouts and scrambles backwards on the floor. The wire he cut was live! His house was so old that every circuit had TWO fuses (now illegal).

Mr. Ward lived, of course. And, to his credit, believed me when I investigated and explained what happened.

I almost killed my advisor!

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Feb 20, 2017 at 8:52 AM

Happy Birthday! Have you ever published fiction? My daughter is writing and would love to know the process. I suspect fiction writing publishers are different from publishers of scripts.

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Jan 21, 2017 at 10:07 PM

I'm glad to be in that small subset of people who favor representational paintings that have found your web site.

I just got back from a family vacation to Barcelona. Saw Picasso's art from when he was 15 years old. Awesome representational work worthy of the masters. I suspect that he just got tired of doing the "same old thing" and spent the rest of his life experimenting.

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Nov 26, 2016 at 10:56 PM

Posted on: Nov 23, 2016 at 1:17 PM

Tibor, looks like I missed your birthday. Hope you had a good one. I read somewhere that you yacht raced in your own yacht in San Francisco bay. If you would ever consider fresh water, I know quite a few MAC racers and could probably get you crewing on the MAC. Or even renting a contender

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Dec 05, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Posted on: Nov 23, 2016 at 12:47 PM

Has it really been over 40 years since I was lighting crew head and you worked sound? Inn any event, Happy birthday!

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Posted on: Oct 08, 2014 at 9:42 PM

Still enjoy strawberries on your pizza?

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Oct 12, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Posted on: Oct 08, 2014 at 9:35 PM

We should sing together! Been a cantoring Baritone for years. Here's how I remember the circle of fifths, "Flat Baritones Exit After Dinner" and "Great Danes Always Eat Breakfast".

Hope to see you again this weekend - we can catch up!

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Feb 26, 2015 at 12:27 PM

Posted on: Oct 08, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Still motorcycling? My son just took it up and I remembered what you said about wearing leathers and a helmet ALWAYS, even when crossing the desert! Great advice.

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Oct 08, 2014 at 9:17 PM

I remember jumping in a car with you, Missie Whitchurch and several others after a play, but only after you slammed the door on my hand and I had to open the door to release myself. I then jumped in the front seat, next to Missie, who was driving. When we got to Greenbay road, I said, "It's red." Missy thought I meant my hand and drove right through a red light!

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Oct 12, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Posted on: Oct 08, 2014 at 9:13 PM

Still a "Friend of Meigs Field"?

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Oct 08, 2014 at 9:09 PM

Rebuilt any Jaguars recently?