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This Is Page 5 of the Camp Shoshana Guestbook!

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Entry of Jan 19, 2002 at 22:04 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: This starts page 5 of the guestbook. Remember to keep writing in to keep your name near the top! And use the links listed above to read previous full pages of the guestbook. ---Steve

Entry of Jan 19, 2002 at 23:13 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: Be sure to visit the Reunion Page for news updates on the reunion planned for August 10th, 2002.

Entry of Jan 21, 2002 at 16:12 [EST]
From:roni goodman - ronihead@yahoo.com

Roni Goodman writes: I am an investigator as some of you know, so if you have names, like Fred Jaffee sent me, send them along - all I need is a state, or month & year of birth, or high school, or at least last known address. I have access to find anyone. That is how I got Wayne, Glenn, Lori, Janet, Diane Margolin, Jeff Indyke and there could be others! I will be at the reunion with Lori York - we are driving up no doubt. Let's get everyone! Roni

Entry of Jan 22, 2002 at 09:38 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: I'm trying to find Celeste Coruzzi. She was the music counselor in the mid- 70s. I believe she said that she lived on or near Grand St. in Manhattan. She stayed with her grandmother in Carmel Park for the summer.
I'd also like to track down Lenny Bard, also vintage mid-70s - I think he was from the Bronx and Josie Powers, same era, from Buffalo.

Entry of Jan 23, 2002 at 22:51 [EST]
From:Ellen Stockwell - EllenStockwell@aol.com

Ellen (Rachlin) Stockwell writes: Hey Roni, you are doing a great job finding people. My sincere thanks to you for all your help. How about Todd and Steve Diamond, they lived in Queens, NY and I think Todd was born in 1959. Or, Jack and Neil Strassman also from Queens, NY and I think Neil was born in 1960. Marion Mackles from the Bronx in NY and born in 1959. If there is anything I can do to help you find people, please let me know. Can't wait to see you and Lori this summer. Love, Ellen

Entry of Jan 24, 2002 at 21:14 [EST]
From:Stacey Halio - slh245@optonline.net

Stacey Halio writes: Roni, do you think you can find Randi and Barry Ross? Randi is about your age and last I know she was living in Brooklyn or Staten Island. She's a chiropractor and she got married a few years ago. Last I heard about Barry was that he was living in Las Vegas and then I think he moved to New Mexico. He was born on July 29, 1957. What about the Kintisch family? Irv Kintisch, the Swim Instructor was an olympic discus thrower in the '50s I think and he had a daughter Nancy who might have been born in 1955. I think they lived in the Bronx; I think he also taught at Dewitt Clinton HS. Let me know if I can help in any way. Stacey

Entry of Jan 28, 2002 at 13:52 [EST]
From:Steven Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steven Kolodny writes: I'd like to find one of my all time favorite Little House kids - J.J. Galler. She had an older brother who also went to camp. Their Mom drove a tiny 'Le Car'. Also - any ideas on where to find Chaia-Lisa Perlowitz and her brother Avi would be appreciated. --Steve

Entry of Jan 31, 2002 at 16:19 [EST]
From:Roni Goodman - ronihead@yahoo.com

Roni Goodman writes: Hi, i want to tell you guys that i found some old pictures and as soon as Lori comes to my house this weekend she will show me how to post them. Also Neil Strassman and/or parents are at 65-76 162nd st #6e flushing ny 11365 who wants to write, I kept getting disconnected old #s. Here are some sites everyone can go on for free for just about anything; www.skipease.com www.verizon.com www.crimetime.com/online.htm/ www.switchboard.com www.411.com If anyone tries these sites and needs help using them call me at 954-346-8296 or e-mail me. I love ya all for being part of this wonderful childhood at camp that we shared. Roni

Entry of Feb 3, 2002 at 14:37 [EST]
From:Sue Rachlin - Susanrachlin@aol.com

Sue Rachlin writes: Dear, dear friends: I cannot begin to tell you how much I appreciate your prayers, messages, kind words and get-well cards. I kept my infirmity quiet until I knew that I would recover from this unplanned experience and so, with all of you rooting for me, I am on my way to becoming my "old" (and I say that with tongue-in-cheek) self. Thanks especially to Bruce Gafter, Ellen Bochner, Roni Goodman, Debbie Oberlander and Debbie Sussman for the reminiscenses of events of the past. I was thrilled to learn that Debbie Sussman's little girl sings the Peace song in the bathtub. I apologize to anyone I left out but it has been difficult to remember who sent what and when. I will look through the cards again to remind me of the lovely thoughts and words that so many of you sent and that I will cherish. Continued thanks to Steve Webmaster Kolodny and Ira Reunion Presser for their tireless efforts on behalf of us all. Please continue to spread the word about the website and keep the connections going...they are much too precious to lose again.

Entry of Feb 6, 2002 at 22:33 [EST]
From:phyllis hofher oliner - jpmeo@aol.com

phyllis hofher oliner writes: it's been awhile.great to hear about the camp reunion.would love to see everyone from my time there.does anyone know where ANN is?miss those camp days.hope to hear from camp friends.bye,phyllis

Entry of Feb 7, 2002 at 19:08 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: Steve, Stacey and IraI had lunch earlier today with Stacey Halio and Ira Presser in Syosset. Bet the rest of you had ringing ears! Camp memories filled the hours until we all had to leave. Stacey promised to send me another song for her songbook and Ira is going to try to scare up a few more names for the contact list. We should all still be trying to grow the contact list. And please also check your photo albums for pictures from camp. Does anyone have motion pictures or video from camp? We can post it as streaming video here on the website. It about time to add some more of these captured moments to the site. The reunion is coming -- I can't wait!

Entry of Feb 9, 2002 at 00:01 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: The location for the reunion on August 10th has been changed. Go to the reunion page for details.

Entry of Feb 10, 2002 at 08:10 [EST]
From:Ellen Bochner - Elgebo@aol.com

Ellen Bochner writes: HALLELUJAH!!!! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Ira, for changing the location of the reunion from New Jersey!!! It's not the distance - it's the toxins. I'm very relieved that we don't have to go to New Jersey for the reunion. It's enough that I go there for Passover. Oy, don't get me started on Jersey . . . . MUCH better (and more appropriate, anyway) to have the reunion in Monroe. Looking forward to it! All the best, Ellen

Entry of Feb 11, 2002 at 13:54 [EST]
From:Gov. Jim McGreevy - TheGov@NewJersey.gov

Gov. Jim McGreevy writes: Dear Ellen Bochner, Now that's no way to talk about the great state of New Jersey! Why don't you and your 'vilde chaia' friends come across the Hudson and check us out. Pick a highway and an exit (we have plenty of those) and we'll show you a great place to have your reunion. --Hon. Gov. Jim McGreevy

Entry of Feb 11, 2002 at 19:27 [EST]

Harold Richland writes: Wow! Where does one begin to recount some of the best times of his life. 'Till this day, a cloudy day can become sunny when thoughts meander to the sunswept days of yore and the never predictable times that awaited me when the bus driver would pull up infront of my house and I would hear him yelling at Wally to sit down and keep his hands in the window. You could hear Wayne's falsetto singing some song from the radio. When we got to camp, there was a schedule of things to do. And then there were things that were going to do, sort of on an unwritten schedule for us ( Fred and Wayne and I) Wayne was the most gifted natural athelete I ever met ( and I lettered 2 times at Sheepshead bay High School in baseball and basketball) Freddy was the most gifted natural musician I ever met and I can't go into the other musicians that I met and played with in my early years on the road. And I considered myself the luckiest of all because I counted them as my best friends. I relished my personal talks with Harry, even though He was mostly telling me to play fair with him and lead by example. 2 concepts that went over my head at the time, but after some time, became mantras in my life. As a single father of 2 beautiful girls, a 13 year old and a 19 year old, I even find myself using the same words sometimes. But when words are that simple, expressive and meaningful, there is not much you can do to improve on them. Harry was a seminal influence in my life and the crucial times he really helped me, well, he took those times with him, like the genlemen that he was. I new that when you took 3 kids like me and Wayne and Fred out of the inner city for a summer in the country, well, anything was possible. In over a decade of attendance at the hallowed halls of Camp Shoshana, I only hope that I can give my kids the same memories of their summers as my parents, and Harry and Sue afforded me. By the way, can someone help me find Stacey or Barry. I am already making plans for the reunion with my brother, Bruce.

Entry of Feb 11, 2002 at 23:32 [EST]
From:Marjorie Wolasky Mosher - MWolasky@aol.com

Marjorie Wolasky Mosher writes: Found the website tonight, my what a flood of wonderful memories it has brought back. I am married for 15 years with two wonderful children, Brandon 11 and Sarah 9. I have lived in Miami for the past 23 years. I am an attorney in private practice. So much of who I am is from those wonderful childhood years at Camp Shoshana. I think about what a wonderful role model Sue Rachlin was for all of us, her devotion to Judaism,her immediate family, (dear Mrs. Woods) and her camp family, and those wonderful fun filled days of song and play. I am so sorry about Harry. He was an inspiration. Camp Shoshana, Camp Shoshana, in dreams we'll think of you....I still sing the camp songs and have taught my children "On Top of Spaghetti" and "Brainboxer, Brainboxer my momma dear." Sue, do you remember the Shoshana Shofar?, I had so much fun with that. Our hikes to Monroe, the Roller Skating Rink, the Orange County Fair, Bear Mountain, West Point, Uncle Irv Kintisch, Jr. Lifesaving, Harry Conducting Bim Bam, Bowling, Chocolate Milk at the Pool, fox and hounds, color war with the Seasons playing against one another, and most of all KNOCK HOCKEY. My kids have no idea what that is. Playing Goldie in Fiddler OH MY GOSH. My brother Jerry aka "Waffles" lives in Baltimore with his wife Sue and 4 children, my sister Rena lives in Norfolk with her husband and 3 children. I speak to Susie (Suzanne Fleischmann) my dear childhood friend regularly, and have had the pleasure to be in touch with and attend the Bat Mitzvah of Melissa Lieberman, daughter of Dr. Jay and Eugenie Lieberman. who live in Margate. I saw Susan Lieberman at Melissa's Bat Mitzvah and she looks great. She has a son in Law School. I also recently spoke to Jenny Issacson, mother of Sandy and Eileen, Jenny and her late husband Ronnie were close friends with my parents since the Paradise Park days. I would love to hear from my old pals from camp, and Paradise Park and especially Lanie, Janie, Phyllis, Susan Kalish Nadine who I think about whenever I play my Tuesday night Maj Jongg game. Love to you all. Margie

Entry of Feb 19, 2002 at 19:03 [EST]
From:Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: In September 1970, I wrote this essay for my 7th grade English class. The assignment (for which I received a grade of "A") was to write about someone that you will never forget. I wrote this about Steve Solomon. I was around 12 years old, and Steve was around 13 or 14: "My Almost Perfect Friend "I will never forget this person because I regard him, as others do, as an almost perfect person. I met him up at camp and my first reaction was that he has an exceptionally large build. "However, he is unlike many other big people, in that he doesn't use his size and strength in a violent way. On the contrary, he plays the roll of the peaceful giant and tries to settle problems in a peaceful way. You would never see him in a fight. You would always see him telling people not to fight. "He is extremely easy to get along with. This is partly due to the fact that he has a tremendous amount of patience, and can put up with almost anything. For example, in a fun basketball game, everybody likes to foul him a lot. Almost anybody would get excited and start fighting back, but he, being a very calm person, just goes on with the normal game. "What I've said might seem exaggerated, but it is not. He is the calmest, most peaceful person I know. "He is also a nice, smart person, has a good sense of humor, and means well in everything he does. "These characteristics make him a good leader and loved by everybody." If anyone has any leads on how to contact Steve Solomon, I'm sure this information would be greatly appreciated by all campers. Thanks. FJ

Entry of Mar 1, 2002 at 12:36 [EST]
From:janie kasner garnick - jegarnaick@aol.com

janie kasner garnick writes: I felt compelled to respond to the negative comments about new jersey concerning the location of the camp reunion, which wherever it is i'm sure will be wonderful. That aside, I live in New Jersey and it is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, horses, green pastures, beautiful communities with large properties and the gorgeous New Jersey shore a short drive away! Enough said. And those looking for Neil Strassman or Todd Diamond, my mother sent the website info to Marlene strassman to forward to her sons and the Diamonds. Hopefully, you will hear from them. It was so nice to hear from Margie Wolasky and Nadine Grodofsky. Nice to her from everyone, that's all for now. Janie Kasner, from the great state of New Jersey!

Entry of Mar 1, 2002 at 16:36 [EST]


Entry of Mar 1, 2002 at 20:54 [EST]
From:Ellen Bochner - Elgebo@aol.com

Ellen Bochner writes: Gee, I hadn't noticed that the Governor responded to my comments - was that before or after he took the exit off the Garden Wall instead of the Garden State? Because so many of the names on this site are familiar, even if the people aren't, I tend to forget that I haven't had the Jersey conversation with all but 2 of the people on this site (the 2 being my sisters, and they don't wanna hear it either). Most people find it hilarious once I get on a roll. The only part that isn't funny is the part about one of my dearest friends, who lives in Jersey and sits around with her neighbors comparing oncologists. Like I said, don't get me started, deal?

Entry of Mar 1, 2002 at 22:07 [EST]
From:Ira Presser - ira818@aol.com

Ira Presser writes: For all you Jersey people. Jersey isn't a bad place. The Jersey shore is a great place. We go there almost every year. We on the committee are making the plans for what is going to be a great reunion. We still need to figure out how many of you will be attending. Please email me and let me know. Can't wait to see all of you. Ira

Entry of Mar 3, 2002 at 20:59 [EST]
From:Randi Bochner Cooper - DoubleR720@aol.com

Randi Bochner Cooper writes: Here's the real scoop. The place I'd like to see most is Highland Mills - the way it used to be -- summer camp, bungalow colonies, nights of just hanging out with friends. I can only hope to give my kids, Samantha - 3 1/2, Zachary - 2, and Adam - 7 months, the opportunity to experience summers like we had as kids. Reading your entries has brought back memories of my few summers at Camp Shoshana, and (dare I say it!) Sunnycroft. What a wonderful feeling when I was little to know that we were going to the country for the summer. I'm looking forward to the reunion -- if only to be able to go to camp again for one day!

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