Kenneth Best

Profile Updated: July 8, 2021
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
Current Occupation (doctors, non-profits, whatever) Inventor

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

Comments:

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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Happy Birthday, Maggie! Will I see you at the 2014 50th reunion?

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Posted on: Sep 26, 2020 at 3:44 PM

Jake!

Tibor filled me in (somewhat) on what you (and he) have been up to during the last reunion. Holy Crap! Really - Assistant Chaplain. My grandmother's maiden name was Shapland, which is a take on chaplain and is probably as close as I would ever get. Except for singing in the choir and cantoring.

Last I heard, Gary was a Major in the California Air National Guard - probably a General by now, I suspect. I always figured with my eyesight, if I had enlisted, I'd have been shot and killed just disembarking from the airplane after landing.

I agree with Mark - you look great.

I see that you are jumping out of planes now. I remember taking you up, I think the first time, and you held onto the bottom of your seat for the whole flight. Probably something to so with the pilot, I suspect.

My daughter is a middle school art teacher and also a good artist. It reminds me of all of the portraiture, photography and road rally T-Shirts ("Banditti of the Prairie") that you did. I've gotten to know (and work for) a number of artists over the years and your work was (is) superb!

My wife has a baking business; perhaps that would be a good excuse for us to get together. Maybe after COVID-19...

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Feb 08, 2020 at 1:57 PM

Happy birthday! Perhaps the next time I'm in the UK you won't be in Copenhagen!

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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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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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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?