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This Is Page 11 of the Camp Shoshana Guestbook!

We're No Longer Taking New Messages - But Read What's Already Here!

Entry of Apr 05, 2003 at 23:51 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: This starts page 11 of the Camp Shoshana Guestbook - hard to believe isn't it? It's now almost 2 years since we've gotten this site going. Keep in touch.

Entry of Apr 06, 2003 at 18:04 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: For those of you still browsing around the site on a semi-regular basis (all 4 of you) you might notice that some graphics are missing. This is due to Verizon upgrading their server farm. I hope to have everything restored in the next few days (the AOL address change required no fewer than 157 tiny, little, sniggly, code changes on my part.) Sorry about all this

Entry of Apr 07, 2003 at 21:24 [EST]
From:Ellen - EllenStockwell@aol.com

Ellen writes: Thanks to all of you for the warm birthday wishes. How about us all getting together again this summer? I'll even volunteer my home, unless you want to meet at a restaurant or something. Hope to hear from you all soon. Love, Ellen

Entry of Apr 21, 2003 at 16:54 [EST]
From:Ira Presser - ira818@aol.com


Entry of Apr 21, 2003 at 19:52 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: Ditto on the birthday wishes for Jyll.

Entry of Apr 25, 2003 at 07:34 [EST]

WAYNE writes: Hello Everyone, well I have been appointed by Roni Goodman to inform all camp members that she will be arriving in NY on Fri May 2nd. She would like to get together with all her camp friends on Sat May 3rd in NYC. We will most likely meet for a bite to eat and then go out after for some catching up and laughter.SO PLEASE CLEAR YOUR CALENDARS FOR SAT MAY 3rd. I will post more details when the time and the places are confirmed.Also if you can please E MAIL ME IF YOU PLAN ON JOINING. Well the FLORIDA HURRICAINE IS COMING, I can't wait for the stories this trip will bring.She would really like as many people as possible to come.SO FAR SUE R, ELLEN R, MYSELF, JYLL S are confirmed.

Entry of Apr 25, 2003 at 17:26 [EST]
From:Sue Rachlin - Susanrachlin@aol.com

Sue Rachlin writes: Well, its nearly nine months since since the reunion...someone could have given birth in that time. At any rate, its not only a hurricane that is coming north...its a combination of that, a tornado, and possibly a minor earthquake, but we will overcome. Or better yet, we should be in for a great evening. I'm thrilled to be included with all of you "young folks". Its been quite a while since I've gone out with a group that aren't "mature adults"...(read seniors) but I'm looking forward to it. So, lissen up, everyone...get on the tube, the pc, the fax machine,carrier pidgeons, smoke signals, drums, semaphore (what they do in the navy,dummy!) and any other means of communication and get the attendance we would like to see. Don't be shy about bringing spouses, girl/boy friends, or swinging grandparents to liven up the evening. See you soon!

Entry of Apr 29, 2003 at 10:51 [EST]

WAYNE writes: Well now i know how Sue and Harry felt as directors of Camp Shoshana. I don't know how they did it for so many campers I am exhausted just doing it for 1 camper Roni (HURRICANE) Goodman. Well the plans have been determine we will meet SAT 5/3 AND begin the evening at 4:30pm sharp) 212 362 2200. THE DRESS IS CASUAL. Currently we have 11 people attending RONI, MYSELF,SUE R,ELLEN R,JYLL S,STACEY H,SUSAN KALISH,JANIE KASNER,IRA AND JANET, and STEVE KOLODNY (I APOLOGIZE TO ALL THE MARRIED LADIES FOR LEAVING OUT YOUR MARRIED NAME BUT TO ME YOU WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR CAMP NAME) . It is very important THAT IF ANYONE ELSE IS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING I MUST KNOW BY THE END OF TODAY THAT YOU WILL BE COMING. I CANNOT CHANGE THE RESERVATION AFTER TODAY. After dinner i have a few places we can go to and have some fun, and create lots of laughs. Like i said i can't wait to hear the stories from this trip, well guess what the stories have already begun. Hurricane RONI lost her wallet this week. She threw it out with the garbage. Well you say thats not that bad, well guess what, it is, she now has no photo id for the plane. She had to take off of work today to get a new license. This is going to be some trip !

Entry of Apr 29, 2003 at 22:25 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: It didn't look like the Verizon servers were ever going to come back online so I am moving a large chunk of the site over to geocities/yahoo (bless them). Needless to say the site is undergoing some major work but I would like to hear from you if you spot any dead links, pages missing photos, extraneous code, etc. I did discover 2 photos without pages - 1968 and 1969 Senior Boys. I hope to have that straightened out soon too.

Entry of May 01, 2003 at 19:41 [EST]
From:Steven Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steven Kolodny writes: I made about 50 more coding corrections today -- I am thinking I am about 98% done fixing everything that went wrong thanks to AOL and Verizon SNAFUs. I also added SR. Boys '68 and '69 - humble apologies to Fred Jaffe who sent these to me (I think) god knows how long ago. Please take a look and help me to name the names in the photos. (link through from the staff/group photos + video section.)

Entry of May 02, 2003 at 18:18 [EST]
From:Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: I either never noticed or forgot that the '68 and '69 Senior Boys photos were never posted. Thanks for posting them, Steve. To fill in most of the missing names, in the '68 boys, bottom row, far right is Jeffrey Treaton. Between Barry Ross and myself is (little) Stevie Kuschner (who happened to have the same exact name as the "larger" Steve Kuschner [I think the names are spelled like that], the oldest son of one of the head counselors, Phyllis Kuschner.) I forgot the missing name between Jerry and Jeffrey, in the top row. In the '69 Senior Boys photo, I don't quite recognize the first missing name, directly to the right of Jerry, but just to the right of him (to the left of Jeffrey Indyke) is Elliot West. Roni always compliments me on my memory of old campmates, so I hope I've been helpful.

Entry of May 03, 2003 at 23:26 [EST]
From:Sue Rachlin - Susanrachlin@aol.com

Sue Rachlin writes: I have just returned from a noisy, fun-filled dinner party with Wayne Belfer, Steve Kolodny, Ellen Rachlin, Jyll Sternstein, Roni "the Tornado" Goodman, Ellen Bochner, Janet and Ira Presser (who haven't aged since their teen years),Marc Shapiro, Susan Kalish, Janie Kasner and Stacy Halio.The food was only part of the evening...the reminiscing, talking about events of the past, joking, laughing, kibitzing were the highlights. Then a birthday presentation of luscious ice cream, fudge and whipped cream was made in celebration of three recent birthdays...Roni, Jyll and Ellen. A good time was had by all except for those of you who didn't respond or show up...what happened? Don't pass up the next event when it is advertised. We missed you! Honest, we did! Truly, madly we did! Especially me. Remember, I'm not as young as the rest of you. My greatest enjoyment is listening to you middle-aged guys and dolls talk like a bunch of teen-agers...and what memories you have...all new to me, but then, wasn't that the rule? Don't tell Sue, don't let Harry know.Enjoy the spring weather...its overdue! And thanks to Wayne and Steve, our intrepid webmaster.

Entry of May 04, 2003 at 02:16 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: I just put some photos from our dinner at Carmines up on the site (get to them from the 'camphouse' section). It was a hilarious evening (with good food too!). Wayne - you are the man for planning this. All of you who missed this one you must join with us next time!

Entry of May 04, 2003 at 16:39 [EST]
From:Ira Presser - ira818@aol.com

Ira Presser writes: Janet and I had a great time at Carmines. The food was great. The company was even better. It's still fun to talk those summer days. Hopefully more of you will be there next time. Good job Wayne. Ira

Entry of May 05, 2003 at 09:29 [EST]
From:jyll - jyllk@powerlist.com

jyll writes: Just wanted to write in to thank Wayne for pulling together the dinner at Carmines - it was a blast. As always, it was great seeing everyone and sharing memories and catching up on what's going on now. You all look terrific! My right ear is recovering nicely (I should have full hearing by the end of today) and I survived my first driving experience in NYC (thanks Ira & Janet for leading the way). Thanks for the b-day cake too! I am looking forward to the entries from Roni on her trip to Monroe and the rest of her stay in NY (Wayne - YOU ARE A SAINT!) Steve & Ira - I still want PROOF of Sandy Graziano. Marc & Ira - don't let Roni talk you into anything - but you have my cell # if you get caught! I'm looking forward to seeing all of you again soon!Love,Jyll

Entry of May 05, 2003 at 16:23 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: I was delighted today by an e-mail from Wendy Lesser. She's doing great (up in Canada) with her family. She sounds so happy! I was her brother Kevin's counselor my first summer at camp. You'll find her e-mail address, and the addresses for sister Alyson, brother Kevin and mom Ellen, on the contact page. Send them a note!

Entry of May 05, 2003 at 19:27 [EST]
From:ellen lesser - lesser21@aol.com

ellen lesser writes: WowJust got the e-mail from Wendy lesser Korsunsky and I'm so excited.The years have flown by and yes I'm sure we all look the same.I was so fortunate to have been a part of Camp Shoshana, heading The Little House for a year or two (can't remember which) and also worked in the arts and crafts room.I hope you remember me, the mother of Wendy, Alyson and Kevin.I remember being involved with the teen group, taking them back to my house on High Street in Monroe to cook a special dish. (Sue said we have to keep the girls busy)Do you girls remember? the year must have been around l970-l972I also remember do runs up to Mountain Lodge Park with my Olds wagon, which died at the end of camp!!! The boys had a band, and I had given them a ride I'm just so excited Call meEllen

Entry of May 06, 2003 at 01:08 [EST]
From:Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: I'm really sorry I missed the mini-reunion. It looked like you all had a real good time! I'm looking forward to hearing all about it from Roni, when I pick her up at the airport on Wednesday night, along with the rest of her visit up North. I just wanted to remind Ellen Lesser that I was in the band with Wally Goetz and Steve Salomon, and although I don't remember the exact circumstances of that situation, I have a clear recollection of her driving us to Mountain Lodge, as well as Wally arranging for her to do that, but as I said, I don't recall the exact circumstances surrounding that situation. Also, I see that Steve wrote that Ellen's daughter Wendy (who I also remember, as a little girl, of course) lives in Canada. My brother and I usually spend a good part of the summer vacationing there and I was wondering where she lives (although I know Canada is a HUGE place.)

Entry of May 07, 2003 at 06:55 [EST]
From:Ellen Bochner - elgebo@aol.com

Ellen Bochner writes: I'm just piping in to also say that Saturday night was a blast. Amazing how at first 30 years seemed to have vanished without a trace, and then many months went by and the August reunion seemed like yesterday. Thanks to Wayne for being the ringmaster, and thanks to Ira for finding the next stop only a few blocks away . . .some of us were in heels.

Entry of May 07, 2003 at 10:18 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: Happy birthday to my sister Carole - Staff 71, 72, 73.

Entry of May 07, 2003 at 14:01 [EST]

WAYNE BELFER writes: Roni(Hurricaine)Goodman has left the northeast leaving one final story to her legacy. I go to pick up Roni to take her to the airport, we complete loading the car with her lugggage, when she says wait i have one more thing. She goes to her room and comes out with a chair. I said where did you get the chair, she says she took it from the front steps of the Camp House at Camp Shoshana for Sue. So i now have a chair in the back of my car that i have to deliver to SUE. Sue i will get it to you as soon as i can. The years go by, but some people just never change. In a way i happen to think thats not so bad.

Entry of May 08, 2003 at 09:32 [EST]
From:jyll - jyllk@powerlist.com

jyll writes: Roni - I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU TOOK THE CHAIR! Somehow I knew that you would! I know that Sue will love it! Wayne- did you expect any different?!--Jyll

Entry of May 08, 2003 at 09:33 [EST]
From:jyll - jyllk@powerlist.com

jyll writes: Happy Birthday Carole! Hope I get to see you at one of these reunions!--Your old camper - Jyll

Entry of May 11, 2003 at 19:37 [EST]
From:roni goodman - mommaduke111@aol.com

roni goodman writes: I have so much to say and my son is bothering me to get on the computer, so I will be brief now. But later, oh boy have I got something to tell you guys!!!!!!! for now I am glad everyone thanked Wayne because he did pick out the place and handle the ordering and picked up some cammpers and played bus driver( so they could join us, thank you again for helping drive) HOWEVER my computer was down and I asked Wayne to write on the internet to get everyone together and Steve(webmaster) e-mailed it to everyone. I was blowing in to town and wanted as many people as we could get to respond. To all the dear people who responded and came, thankyou and hopefully as Wayne told me, maybe we could do this every 3-4 months. Tonight I will tell the story of how I got the "chair" :) Happy Birthday Carole and why are you not at our reunions????? my own counslor too, You were right in your heart, Jyll, you know I would take the chair once Sue mentioned it and sorry about your right ear.

Entry of May 11, 2003 at 21:33 [EST]
From:roni goodman - mommaduke111@aol.com

roni goodman writes: OK it starts likes this, I get out of the dumpster without my wallet. I replace everything frantically to get on the plane. Plane ride , no problem, Off the plane the air hit and took me from there. The dinner was so great between the food , company of our conversations, I was on a natural high. So Saturday no casualties. :) Sunday went to the Jersey Shore with a friend and just got plasted on jello shots. no casualties. Then came time to go on an emotional trip to the country. My friend Chris & I went to the red apple rest, took pictures of Motel on the mountain and rt 17, mountains and signs and missed signs & hung u turns to get the pictures, it was so exilerhating. We hit the 3 Bears not wallys ice-cream and then I saw the park with the plane. I jumped on it barefoot- cauality :)- hurt my toe, it was bleeding and I bandaged it up, so much for my pedicure. :) Now Chris nor I knew how to get to camp, we called Sue, Ira, just no help as we passed the camp twice not even recognizing the campgrounds, so baron. Well, I did get Ira on the phone finally as i was right in front of the camp. :) he said the police will arrrest you, yeah like that stopped me from entering every part of the grounds I could, mind you with a very hurt toe,running in the grass all over the a kid,with my camp shirt on. After taking a 100 pictures and crying we headed for Orchard Hill estates, my old home area. As we approached it all looked so different and smaller & i cried for 10 minutes that my house was boarded up and the patio taken down and it was left to die, Thank god I wasn't with Wayne because he would of felt bad my house was for shit and his was still just as nice, he would never of let me forget that as I drove 2 houses down, there was my patio and my house, I cried over the Levy twins house not mine,oops!! So I went to my old home and it was kept up nice and the lady talked to me and I cried anyway. :) So here we are on our way out of Monroe with a chair in the car, my emotions all over & a hurt toe. The best was Wayne's face when I gave him the chair, thank god he knows me just the way I am, & he is the man, so he will bring the "chair" to Sue. I get to the airport , as security checks me like a criminal, I make it through the gates to get my ass home. I called my boss and asked him to fire me so I would not have to get on the plane, I would just send for my kids. He said I had to get back to work, DAMN JOB SECURITY!!!!!! :) Anyhow I get off the plane Fred wants every detail & it was a fantasy dream for me. I got home, called Jyll to let her & Marc & Sue know I was okay and it turns out, Jeff Sternstein & JYll had a little mishap as if part of me stayed behind, :) sorry about the car but you have to admit it topped off everything! :) Sue, what can I say, I forever hope you get pleasure knowing you can sit in a place with your mom forever. And of course Wayne "THE MAN" Belfer thankyou for all your help & guidance. PS I did see jeff Indyke and he is doing great and he sends his love, he might actually make the next reunion, I went in his house, got a tour, showed pictures, took pictures, ran to the lake and back, sore toe & all and left, like a world wind I was in & out :) It was GREAT!!!!!Hope to hear from you all soon but not the pope! :) MIss you all & pictures soon too, took only five rolls in 3 days :)

Entry of May 17, 2003 at 19:36 [EST]
From:roni goodman - mommaduke111@aol.com

roni goodman writes: Here I am at Lori York's house showing her the pictures of my trip to New York.Hey everyone :)) Roni just showed me the pics of her trip to NY. Looks like you all had a ball :)) Next time I will be there ( or so I am told ) Good to see all of you no one has (cough) aged too much :))Love you all miss you and all the good times we had. Lori

Entry of May 18, 2003 at 09:50 [EST]
From:Lori (York) Pearce :)) - wrabbit@comcast.net

Lori (York) Pearce :)) writes: ARTS AND CRAFTS
 Roni is here and whining at me to post this on the message board for us. We are trying to find out what the stuff was that we used in arts and crafts to make those dipped flowers. /sigh / She also wants to find out about making those copper medallions with the glass shards that we had to bake in the kiln. Ok 'nuf for now before she has more memories. Wasn't sure where to post this so maybe a new topic "arts and crafts' or something.

Entry of May 18, 2003 at 12:55 [EST]
From:Steven Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steven Kolodny writes: Since some of you have had trouble finding the onetime Camp Shoshana grounds I've built a page with directions and a map. Since my memory occasional has a hiccup please review the directions I have put up there and send me your corrections and additional thoughts on how to get there. Go to the map section of the site or directly to map3.html to view the page.

Entry of May 18, 2003 at 17:28 [EST]
From:roni goodman - mommaduke111

roni goodman writes: now you post the directions!!!!! ah,, I found it on ridge rd and nowmans land. BUT I GOT THE CHAIR!!!!!!! our mascot hehe

Entry of May 19, 2003 at 09:18 [EST]
From:Bruce Kimmel - bkimmel@nrldirect,com

Bruce Kimmel writes: Steve,Great map!! Don't know how to break it to you, but Lemko resort is gone. It is now a gated community of several upscale homes. The miniature golf course, gone! Though the driving range is still there and there is now a gym and boxing center. Spring Glen Inn is now Goodfellows.As you travel along Seven Springs Road, you will no longer see the quant country road we all knew and loved. It is now the outer edge of Kiryas Joel (the Hasidic Community) and is now the home to hundreds of town house apartments. Further along, land that was once summer homes and bungalow colonies is now built up with houses as well. The Stravitz theater - long gone!!Don't even think about looking for the old Hillside and Tel Aviv bungalow colonies - land long cleared and built up with McMansions. I guess this is progress. Hope this doesn't depress anyone. Just wanted to let you know that the landmarks you have mentioned no longer exist under the same name or in the same format. However, the camp grounds remain the same.

Entry of May 19, 2003 at 09:22 [EST]
From:jyll - jyllk@powerlist.com

jyll writes: Hi Lori & Roni -Believe it or not, they still sell that dip stuff to make the flowers. My daughter got a kit for her birthday last year. They sell it in Toys R Us in the "girlie" kit stuff aisle. We made a few and then my cat bit a hole in them! As for the glass stuff we used to bake on to copper - I'm not sure. If I come across it, I'll let you know. Lori- sorry you didn't make it this time - hopefully next time!--Jyll

Entry of May 21, 2003 at 13:13 [EST]
From:Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: Steve: The only correction I noted in your written driving directions, other than the landmarks changes Bruce noted above, is that while driving along Seven Springs Road toward the camp, the intersection at Bakertown Road comes after you go up and down the big hill, not before it, as you indicated. Some sections of that road are actually called Seven Springs Mounatain Road, because it goes up and down the mountain and has many smaller hills, in addition to the big one you referred to. It's possible you were thinking of either Forest Road, Mountain Road, or the extension of Seven Springs Road, all of which intersect with the big Seven Springs Road, before Bakertown does. By the way, all of these three roads I just mentiond lead into Kyrias Joel, which is why I'm so familiar with area, having driven a local Taxi there from 1995 through 2001. Another important thing to remember is that many of us came from areas other than Mountain Lodge and Orchard Lake. Those of us from the Walton Lake-Orchard Hill areas were bussed through Monroe Village, and entered onto Bakertown from it's other end, closer to Monroe, and then turned onto Seven Springs.

Entry of May 21, 2003 at 21:33 [EST]
From:Janie kasner - jegarnick@optonline.net

Janie kasner writes: I had a great time at the recent get together in Manhattan, the food and company were great. Glad I was there! Thanks Wayne for everything. Boy, most of you really know your Seven Springs Road, I would be lost if i went back there, maybe it would come back to me. I seem to remember a Bakertown Rd. I don't think I got around enough up there, too sheltered at Paradise Park! Anyway, hope everyone has a great summer, if we ever get one this year, and wish a very Happy Birthday to Susan Kalish! Janie (Kasner)

Entry of May 22, 2003 at 21:56 [EST]
From:Susan Snyder (Kalish) - Sexisu522@Aol.com

Susan Snyder (Kalish) writes: I want to thank everyone who e-mailed me to wish me a Happy Birthday. People that i haven't spoken to since my camp years wrote in. That was very nice of all of you. To the Levy twins, that was very thoughtful of you. Hope all is well with you. Hope to see you at the next reunion. We had a real nice time at Carmine's. Thanks Wayne, as usual. Good choice. Artie, was nice hearng from you after all these years. Renee Littner, someone from the past. Of course, I remember you. I never forget a face or a person. Hopefully you'll write back to me. Hi Ira and Steve - are you working on the next reunion for the summer? Evidentually the weather will start getting better, i hope!

Entry of May 22, 2003 at 23:25 [EST]
From:roni goodman - mommaduke111@aol.com

roni goodman writes: It is so nice everyone writing in about how to get to the camp. Where were these directions 2 weeks ago when I was there and lost in jewish town, :) I did of course find my way and get the chair. :) Sue,Wayne should get it to you soon, he is hiding it in his garage. :) Happy birthday Susie and many more. I thought I might drive up to New York memorial weekend but the weather is lousy. It is so great to keep this site going. Jyll thanks for the info on arts and crafts. any other projects besides the beads & juice cans with ice cream sticks, lets make an arts & crafts section. Ira I also need a copy of the vcr tape, I gave mine to Wayne, How much was it $11.00?? let me know if I can still get a copy or Wayne loses his copy. :) Hope to have a reunion this summer, lets plan something soon, where's the suggestions on where & when???

Entry of May 24, 2003 at 20:13 [EST]
From:Ellen Bochner - Elgebo@aol.com

Ellen Bochner writes: OK, here's a few choices for directions to camp: 1) Someone's mom drives you, 2)Autopilot, or 3)the way we used to go - up Bakertown past Sunnycroft, right onto Seven Springs Rd till we got to camp, on the right just after Carmel homes/Carmel Park. And what was the deal with Carmel Park, anyway? There were about 5 bungalows there - did anyone who's reading this live there?

Entry of May 25, 2003 at 00:33 [EST]


Entry of May 26, 2003 at 09:12 [EST]
From:Ellen Bochner - elgebo@aol.com

Ellen Bochner writes: Yes, Roni, kudos on the chair :):):)

Entry of May 27, 2003 at 07:13 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: So does this make Roni the logical "Chairperson" of our next reunion?

Entry of May 27, 2003 at 21:19 [EST]
From:roni goodman - ronihead@yahoo.com

roni goodman writes: You silly people! :) I believe we have a new mascot and it is Sue that sits in the chair and is majesty. Wayne, get her the chair!!!! I do hope this summer we plan around august to meet at a common ground for everyone. It was so cool to get that chair, love ya all.

Entry of May 27, 2003 at 21:21 [EST]
From:roni goodman - ronihead@yahoo.com

roni goodman writes: senior girls 71 sitting next to me is that judy kramer?????

Entry of May 28, 2003 at 14:55 [EST]
From:jyll - jyllk@powerlist.com

jyll writes: Roni- In the Sr Girls 71 picture you are sitting between Judy Kushner (on your left) and Helena Mondshine (on your right).

Entry of May 31, 2003 at 09:56 [EST]
From:roni goodman - ronihead@yahoo.com

roni goodman writes: Thanks Jyll after I wrote that I realized it was Judy, I saw the name printed. OOPS! So What's everyone up to? I got an e-mail from Carole, my coounsler in texas, it was so great to hear from her and she remembers me, who could forget me, especially when I was never with my group, I had to play newcomb a lot :) I miss you all. How about that Marc Shapiro coming to Florida, and we talked and he said he is in Daytona and taking a plane to Ft. Lauderdale and never called me, What's up with that?????

Entry of May 31, 2003 at 21:14 [EST]
From:Lisa Golden - lbgolden209@aol.com

Lisa Golden writes: Sorry to have to relay this news, but I thought that those of you who remember Judy Kushner would want to know that she passed away in her early 20s from leukemia. Judy and I grew up together in Monroe, but we lost touch when we went to college and I didn't learn of her passing until years later. I'm not sure where the rest of her family is now, but her brothers Paul, Donald and Steve were all at camp. Steve was the overnight counselor. I think her mother Phyllis might have worked there, also, but I'm not sure.

Entry of Jun 09, 2003 at 10:21 [EST]
From:Mindy Hecht Kole - mktdpt@frontiernet.net

Mindy Hecht Kole writes: Ellen Lesser! Hello, yes I remember those ventures into Sue's kitchen for cooking lessons with the teen girls. You taught them (and me) how to make that delicious non-meat, kosher lasagne. I think I have made about 1,000 of them since then. I would love to attend one of the future reunions and will try. Can't believe we have two teenagers who would be counselors at Camp Shoshana if it were still here! Love the web site -- thanks!

Entry of Jun 10, 2003 at 08:14 [EST]
From:Diane Margolin - dimike1@comcast.net

Diane Margolin writes: OK, who watched the Cosby show last night at 9:00pm? I only saw the advertisement, but famed African singer Miriam Makeba was the guest star! Did she have the entire cast doing the Pata Pata? I'm dying to know. Oh, of course when I heard the ad, I thought of all of you. You never know when something in your adult life, say trying to wrench the kids away from the tv at bedtime, will remind you of your childhood.

Entry of Jul 01, 2003 at 21:36 [EST]
From:roni goodman - ronihead@yahoo.com

roni goodman writes: Tonight I was talking to Glenn Belfer. He sang to me: mommala cummala viste,oh shanananannaviste Stacey say: momala cummala..... Who remembers? I called Sue, she barely remembers. We had the best camp songs. Darn, we just had the best camp!! I'm so proud when I tell others we are in touch and have a web site. Go Shoshana!!!!!!!!!!Thanks to Sue, Harry and all the campers.

Entry of Jul 03, 2003 at 19:48 [EST]
From:Steven Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steven Kolodny writes: I just added some photos of Camp Shoshana as it is today -- thank you Roni Goodman for coming all the way to New York from Florida to take these photos and then send them over to me. Look in the 'see us now' section of the site for the link to these new pictures.

Entry of Jul 06, 2003 at 07:47 [EST]
From:ronigoodman - ronihead@yahoo.com

ronigoodman writes: Thanks for sharing my pictures on the site. It was a great trip. How long it took to find the camp with all the new homes there. But our camp is still there. If you notice in some pics I put on the reunion t-shirt. Yes! I took the "chair". I miss everyone & hope we get together again soon.

Entry of Jul 06, 2003 at 08:16 [EST]
From:roni goodman - ronihead@yahoo.com

roni goodman writes: There is a free site to find people. You need to load on your computer, make sure an icon comes up www.argali.com You can put in names reverse adrses & #s it is a site that we usr in the investigarion world. if the person is not non-published, they will come up steve salomon is in New York, look for him on the site. type in his name & state I think he was in hempstead area. I dound him once, but Fred lost the adrs or misplaced it. check it out, maybe we will find other campers or just other friends you may want to look up. Good luck

Entry of Jul 09, 2003 at 23:31 [EST]
From:Sue - Susanrachlin@aol.com

Sue writes: Hi everyone: Just found the pictures Roni took and it caused a wave of nostalgia too powerful for this old camp director. Nothing seems to have changed...everything looks the same...only devoid of campers and counselors. It reminds me of a British film of many, many years ago that told several short stories one of which showed a person looking at a bucolic painting in a museum. In the painting was a building/house that seemed very familiar to the viewer. Each time she went to the museum she was drawn to the painting until one day she decided to explore the scene. She lifted her foot, stepped into the picture and disappeared into the house. Scary stuff!!! Like the Twilight Zone!!! So, whatever happened to the plans for another reunion? Last year Barry Sussman was so upset about not attending the first one that he wrote saying that he would organize one this year! Nu?? Someone give him a call...he lives in Orange County somewhere between the camp site and West Point. It was good to read a message from Mindy Hecht. For those of you who still own homes in Mt. Lodge Park, how about a get-together up there? or how about the grounds at the Monroe Temple? Come on everyone, THINK STAFF!!

Entry of Jul 16, 2003 at 16:11 [EST]
From:jyll - jyllk@powerlist.com

jyll writes: I went up to Monroe this past weekend to see my folks, my brother and family were there too. We spent a lovely day - (Ira I'm sorry I didn't call - it was last minute plans and we were only there for a few hours - next time - I promise)! I got to see Beth Shapiro and hang out with her for a while. She looks great (Steve I will send a picture for the website) and promises to try to make the next reunion. We went to the Lobster Pier (in Chester)for dinner and were on our way out when I hear STERNSTEIN! It was Artie Albstein! We chatted for a while and then went our separate ways but I went home with such a warm feeling. On my way home we took the mandatory detour down Bakertown road and past the camp to look at it and pay our respects. My daughter, of course has heard many stories and is used to the extra detour. This year she was able to put some of it into context by reviewing the tape from the reunion (Ira's added stuff). She wanted to emulate Roni (who she met in FL this winter) by going on the slide but I talked her out of it (sorry I'm not as brave as Roni). Anyway, it was fun and I am looking forward to seeing all of you again soon.

Entry of Jul 21, 2003 at 22:11 [EST]
From:Roni Goodman - ronihead@yahoo.com

Roni Goodman writes: I'll make the entry,camp reunion sept 20,2002 Once again we are the campers of all campers :) just so happy we are all staying in touch...

Entry of Jul 23, 2003 at 15:32 [EST]

WAYNE BELFER writes: Hello everyone, I would like to announce that a group of campers have gotten together and formed a Camp Shoshana get together comittee. This comittee will be setting up 3 get togethers a year for all campers to attend. Notices will be placed on the website for each get together. Please be advised we would like to invite all campers and their families to attend our first get together. It will take place on SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH 2003 AT THE CAPTAINS TABLE IN MONROE NY FROM 1:00PM TO 5:00PM. The cost will be 15.00 per person. They will do all the barbecuing and work all you have to do is attend. We can play newcombe, and softball. If it rains they have a covered area. PLEASE E MAIL IRA PRESSER AT IRA818@AOL.COM IF YOU PLAN ON ATTENDING. WE NEED RESPONSES NO LATER THEN SEPT 2 2003. We are hoping to see many of our friends and campers again. Also we hope to see some campers who didn't make the first reunion.

Entry of Aug 10, 2003 at 22:27 [EST]
From:Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: At long last my search has ended--I have found Steve Salamon! Thanks, Roni, for your suggestion a few messages back to use the free people search "Argali White and Yellow"--it worked like a charm (although I had to test a few different spellings to find the correct one). He's living in Frenchtown, NJ, with his original wife of around 25 years, and two teenage daughters, and is the VP of an insurance company in South Jersey. I told him Wayne Belfer was doing the same thing, in the same general area, and he said he'd have to talk to him about business. I tried to catch him up regarding all the latest developments, and of course gave him the website address. I'm sure he'll be going through it in detail, as he was happy to hear from me, and both he and his wife Judy were sorry they missed our first reunion, last summer. (He lives only a half-hour from Sommerset, NJ.) I'm sure he'll be writing in very soon, but he gave me his E-mail address, so for those who want to contact him it's: Bronxboy@aol.com. As he put it, "You can take the boy out of the Bronx, but you can't take the Bronx out of the boy!"

Entry of Aug 11, 2003 at 12:56 [EST]
From:Stephen Salamon - bronxboy56@aol.com

Stephen Salamon writes: Yes, Freddie found me (I had not realized I was lost, but maybe I was). I am alive and well and living in New Jersey, as I see a large number of you are. And until our own "slowhand" found me, I was content to live my life as I had done for the past 20 or so years: happily married (23 years), working as an insurance executive, bringing up two wonderful daughters (one a senior at Penn State-go Nittanny Lions and one a junior in high school) and living in a little artsy town on banks of the Delaware River. But that was until Fred brought back a flood of memories this Saturday. I had nearly forgotten how much the summers of 1970, 1971 and 1972 meant to me personally and to our generation. Those were tumultuous times: Vietnam, Woodstock, Watergate, you know the rest. Yet, at Camp Shoshana, under Harry and Sues watchful eyes and warm hearts we were protected, and given an opportunity to grow, to hone in on our talents, to stretch our imaginations and to become part of a family that has (evidenced from the website) remained true to each other even when time and distance have place obstacles in our way. Those were precious and special times. Being at Shoshana for those three summers enriched my life beyond measure. My experiences there provided me with the building blocks of who I am today. I understood, for the first time the meaning of the word "responsibility." I learned how to work hard, play the game right and win. I was given an opportunity to express myself by 'landing' parts in Fiddler, Guys and Dolls (hello Adelaide, I just knew you would be involved with this site) and Oklahoma. Finally, and most importantly, I experienced the spectrum of adult emotions and yes, I had my heart broken for the first time. I guess that I could ramble on for pages, but what I need to say and want to say will be best left for one-on-one conversations (e-mail is so prevalent and so impersonal). My final thoughts are of a song from that period that typified how I believe we felt about each other. It went something like this: "Look at me. I believe it's true. You're a part of me. I'm a part of you." Thanks for being a part of my life that I will never forget or loose.

Entry of Aug 12, 2003 at 23:57 [EST]
From:Steven Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steven Kolodny writes: David Storper sent in a photo of the 1963 M boys and we need help naming the names. Visit mboys63r.html and take a look!

Entry of Aug 15, 2003 at 21:06 [EST]
From:Steven Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steven Kolodny writes: David Storper has come up with 2 more interesting photos -- both from the very early 60s. One photo is in black and white and hasn't even got a group designation and the other one is only designated by the letter 'A'. Please help us figure out who is in (are in?) these photos! Link to the staff/group photos + video page and take a look.