| home | contact page | guestbook | see us now | camphouse | staff/group photos + video | songbook | maps | reunion |

This Is Page 12 of the Camp Shoshana Guestbook!

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

Entry of Aug 17, 2003 at 22:33 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: This starts page 12 of the guestbook. Page 11 was a deuzy! Look back at it for details on our upcoming get together in Monroe on *Sept. 20, the notes from Ellen Lesser and Stephen Salamon, the pictures from David Storper, and other important stuff.
PS - Be sure to RSVP to Ira Presser @ ira818@aol.com ASAP if you are coming on the 20th!

Entry of Aug 19, 2003 at 14:08 [EST]
From:Diane Margolin - dimike1@comcast.net

Diane Margolin writes: I am off to pick up my younger two daughters from their last day of camp. I am steeled for their retelling of the excitement and the sadness experienced today. I am filled with memories of my own last days of camp. I am glad that they are too young to sit in the front seat of the car and grateful they will be too caught up in their own emotions to notice mine. Hope you and yours had a good summer.

Entry of Aug 19, 2003 at 17:31 [EST]
From:Lanie Weiss-Ferraro - Dogluvr481@aol.com

Lanie Weiss-Ferraro writes: I was in such shock when Margie Wolasky got in touch with me. I had & still have the chills. Camp Shoshana has & always will be in my veins. I grew up there. I can't wait to hear from all my friends. My e-mail address is Dogluvr481@aol.com.

Entry of Aug 19, 2003 at 20:21 [EST]
From:Miriam Makeba - MM@patapata.com

Miriam Makeba writes:
Happy Birthday Ira Presser

it's only one day late!!!
Love and xxxx, Miriam!

Entry of Aug 19, 2003 at 22:21 [EST]
From:Sue - Susanrachlin@aol.com

Sue writes: Hello everyone: I am certain that many of you read of the tragic death of four young Jewish men who were counselors in a boys camp. They met at that particular camp when they were not yet ten years old and became the best and closest of friends. It seems that they went on an excursion on their day off to a well known place with a beautiful waterfall. It happened that one of them slipped off a ledge into turbulent waters and when the other three realized that their friend was in dire trouble, they dove in to attempt a rescue. Tragically, the strength of the rushing waters overcame them and all four young friends perished. When the rescuers finally located them, the four were found in shallow waters all lying together. As they lived together, so did they perish together. When parents and friends were interviewed at the various funerals, they all referred to the love and loyalty the four boys had for the camp in which they grew and matured and how those feelings created the bond amongst them. I mourn for the tragic loss of such vibrant young men whose lives were cut short. I also honor them for the values they learned from their parents, their schools and the camp where they spent so many summers, the values that prompted them to sacrifice themselves to save the life of another. May their memories be a blessing to all who loved them.

Entry of Aug 19, 2003 at 22:40 [EST]
From:Sue - Susanrachlin@aol.com

Sue writes: WILL WONDERS NEVER CEASE! Welcome to Steve Salamon and Lanie Weiss and all of the Lessers. Thanks to Diane Margolin for her touching words about her girls and their last day of camp. Did they have crying towels? I have been remiss in answering those of you who have taken the time to write to me personally...please be patient and I will get to it as soon as possible. I do recall that Ellen Lesser, Floridian, offered to host a southern reunion around the winter holidays if I promise to attend. I can't make it on Sept. 20 but I will make it, God willing, to Florida so start planning. Ira, Steve, planning committee...get in touch with Ellen. In case you need reminding, next year...2004...will be the 50th anniversary of the beginning of Camp Shoshana. Any ideas? How about a musical presentation with excerpts from some of our biggest hits featuring such luminaries as Stacy Halio, Steve Salamon, Joan Albstein, Bob and Alan Sherman, etc. performing some of their best numbers. We need a site. Let's put our thinking camps on. THINK STAFF!!

Entry of Aug 21, 2003 at 16:59 [EST]
From:Lanie Weiss-Ferraro - Dogluvr481@aol.com or X0XMamaBearX0X@aol.com

Lanie Weiss-Ferraro writes: Now that the shock has worn off a little bit, I will tell u about what's been going on with me. I have been residing in Boynton Beach, Florida for the past 12 years. I am a widowed mother of 2 beautiful girls ages 14 1/2 & 7. I am fortunate enough to be able to work out of my home on a p/t basis. So u can say I have the best of both worlds. I'm looking forward to talking to everyone real soon. Hopefully, we can have a reunion down here in Florida. Please feel free to contact me as I would love to hear from all my friends.

Entry of Aug 26, 2003 at 18:13 [EST]
From:roni goodman - ronihead@yahoo.com

roni goodman writes: It warms my soul that I could help Fred find Steve, I didn't know how long Fred could go on... without finding his buddy... Steve, I know you may not remember me, I hung with Lori York, Levy twins and Josie Powers as well as Ellen Rachlin, Jyll Sternstein and the newcomb court. I was not in any of the plays.. you may have seen me around if you look through the ta girls 73 or 74 I think. I lived in Orchard Hill Estates with Lori, Josie and the twins and of course the Belfers :) When I wrote what Sue wrote and how I feel about how I read how every one of us always remember our times in camp, because they were so great and made us a part of who we are today.. for example when my daughter saw me climb a fence, she never made me chase her again, she knew I could..... I hope despite Wayne being negative about a possible reunion in the future in Florida. Lanie I have looked for you everywhere but right under my nose. I live in Coral Springs, worked in Boynton Beach, since 1977.. Glad to hear we are still the campers we always were :)

Entry of Aug 29, 2003 at 01:23 [EST]
From: Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: I just received confirmation via E-mail from Ellen Lesser that she is willing to have a reunion in the party room of her house on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, during Christmas week. All the details have yet to be worked out, of course. Roni, Lanie, and I have promised her 100% support, and I'm sure Marjorie Wolasky, Glen Belfer, and any one else in the area will be willing to do the same. Please post your reactions to this proposed winter reunion in Florida as well as any suggestions regarding such an event. It happens that both Ellen and I are going to be away for some time over the next several weeks, although Ellen will have E-mail and internet access, and I may or may not. I know that people make their winter holiday reservations early, and so I'm hoping that this idea has been put forth early enough so that we might still have a decent-sized (if not huge, which would be great) turnout. Fred

Entry of Aug 29, 2003 at 11:47 [EST]
From:Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: I forgot to mention that some of us here in Florida who have discussed a possible winter reunion here, also thought it would be a good idea to have it as close as possible to New Years Eve, in the event that some of us might also want to get together to celebrate New Years.

Entry of Aug 30, 2003 at 12:46 [EST]
From:Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: A couple of people have mentioned to those I've spoken to about a winter reunion in Florida, that Christmas week is not a good time because reservations are hard to get, and the prices are real high at that time. That is a major problem I didn't think of, but the problem with other times is that kids are off from school and different times during the winter, so parents wouldn't all be able to get here at the same times. Maybe we could have it on a Saturday night, and many parents would be able to come with their kids then, or leave them at relatives or their friends for the week-end. Please post any possible suggestions to help solve this problem. Even a brief weekend vacation in Florida is welcome during a cold northern winter, and a camp reunion sounds like a nice addition to such a break.

Entry of Aug 31, 2003 at 11:07 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: The Florida Reunion is a fabulous idea given how many of you are now living down there. Please remember to take lots of pictures and maybe some video as well!

Entry of Aug 31, 2003 at 14:27 [EST]
From:janie Kasner - jegarnick@optonline.net

Janie Kasner writes: The Florida reunion sounds great, but I would not be able to get away during the holidays, my job does not allow vacations at that time. How about a long week end during the winter around February, when cabin fever is setting in for those of us in the northeast? Just a thought! It was so great to talk to Lanie after all these years. She sounds exactly the same and looks pretty much the same, too. I also got in touch with Steve Salamon, which was wonderful. We had fun as CIT's in the Little House together and I could not believe he was only in camp for three years, it seemed so much longer than that. Thanks to everybody who tracked them down! Janie

Entry of Aug 31, 2003 at 18:07 [EST]
From: Lanie Weiss-Ferraro - Dogluvr481@aol.com

Lanie Weiss-Ferraro writes: I had my first face to face reunion today with Margie Wolasky & her family. It was such an incredible feeling to relive my childhood & share it with my own children. Thank you Margie for giving me back a time in my life when i felt safe & secure. I feel like that the past 20 some odd years never existed. We picked up right where we left off. Thank you to Fred, Susan, Janie, Wayne, Ira, Phyllis, Stacey, Harold, Ellen Lesser, Steve K. & of course Margie for still being there for me. I can't tell u all how much this all means to me. My days at Paradise Park & Camp Shoshana still live on & on in me. My family has come home. As far as the reunion is concerned, how do some of you northeasterners, feel about the last weekend in January, for a possible date for the reunion? Please let us know so we can plan ahead. Thank you Sue & Harry Rachlin, because if it weren't for you, I would not have the friends(family), that i do. You have contributed to who I am today.  (Hopefully, that's a good thing..lol). Well, I'll be in touch. Love always, Lanie

Entry of Aug 31, 2003 at 18:40 [EST]
From:Roni Goodman - ronihead@yahoo.com

Roni Goodman writes: Though Lanie doesn't remember me,I remember her and I know all her friends..:) Yes the experiences at Shoshana & being upstate for the summers was the best part of my childhood & everyone knows how happy I am we are all feeling the same way, Sue You did a fabulous thing having a camp,We love you.... And I want it on record that Wayne has negative feelings about getting together in Florida, he thinks people won't come down that time of year..Everyone tell Wayne Belfer WRONG!!!!!! We can do it in Fla either at a park or restaurant, for example Emerald Coast has a separate room and it is a chinese all you can eat buffet. Sue don't forget to call when you get to Florida this week.. We can have a committee meeting...

Entry of Aug 31, 2003 at 19:54 [EST]
From:Marjorie Wolasky - Mwolasky@wolasky.com

Marjorie Wolasky writes: As Lanie mentioned, we got to visit with one another today. It is hard to express how special it was to see her and to meet her 2 beautiful girls, this after losing contact over 20 years ago. Our families lived next door to one another at Paradise Park for many years and Lanie and I shared a very special friendship. It was a great feeling to see Lanie after all these years and to rekindle our friendship.
I also wanted to pass along some sad news. Joseph Fleischmann, beloved husband of Martha Fleischmann and father of Suzanne and Paul Fleischmann, passed away a few weeks ago. (He, along with Suzanne's mother, Martha always have been like surrogate parents to me. In fact, during my teenage years I probably spent more time at their home than mine. ) I am sure that Suzanne would love to hear from her friends during this difficult time.

Entry of Aug 31, 2003 at 21:31 [EST]
From:lanie & fred - Dogluvr481@aol.com or Jaffefregorjaf@aol.com

lanie & fred write: Fred & I are at my house discussing the Florida Reunion. A lot of people we have spoken to said that the last weekend in January looks good. Let's try to narrow it down to a specific date, that we all can make it. The sooner we can come up with a definitive date, the sooner we can all make definite arrangements for that weekend. Hopefully, we can get this going real soon. Hope to hear from all of u. Lanie & Fred

Entry of Sep 01, 2003 at 13:01 [EST]
From:Sue - Susanrachlin@aol.com

Sue writes: Dear Friends: How exciting to hear from the newest contacts and how great you make me feel about the input Harry and I had in helping shape your lives. ** I found the following excerpt on the OpEd page of today's NYTimes where several well-known people divulged their memories of Labor Day as the official end of some of their summers. Camp Shoshana was not unique in creating beautiful memories for many people...there were other camps just as successful. I hope you enjoy reading this. **ARI FLEISCHER, president of Ari Fleischer Communications and former White House press secretary: ** Growing up in Pound Ridge, NY (population about 4,000), I spent many fun-filled summers at the town's day camp, where I hid in the woods, made ice cream, found my way through a wooden maze that was taller than the tallest 10-year-old, and of course, swam, swam, swam. ** When I turned l3 and heard that the camp was offering summer jobs for counselors-in-training, I jumped at the opportunity. I wouldn't be paid but if I did well, a promotion to junior counselor, at $75 a summer, would be in the offing for the following summer. ** As a counselor-in-training, my friends and I thought we owned the camp. Of course, more senior counselors and the camp director himself were watching, but for us, what could be more fun than inventing, supervising and playing games every day in the sun? ** One of the best things about being a counselor at a camp where I'd once been a camper was that I was able to participate in the activities I'd loved for years...and come up with some new ones. My friends and I started a baseball team, traveling to other day camps in the area for games. It wasn't quite seeing the world, but we did get to know northern Westchester. I hid in the woods during nature walks and roared like a lion at the campers (my counselors did it to me when I was younger and keeping the tradition alive seemed the right thing to do). We had movie nights. And of course, the maze was older, but the campers still tried to find their way thought it. ** Summer ended, but my love of children and the Pound Ridge Day Camp didn't. I became a junior counselor in the summer of 1975 and a full counselor in 1976. I've held many jobs since then, none of which were picnics in the park. But in each, I have tried to find at least a piece of the good-hearted fun and joy I knew during those summers at camp.

Entry of Sep 01, 2003 at 13:17 [EST]
From:Sue - Susanrachlin@aol.com

Sue writes: Re: the possibility of a Florida reunion, Xmas is rushed and expensive. However, if the committee can find an inexpensive motel in Ft. Lauderdale for a winter vacation when the kids are off from school and arrange for cheap airline tickets with Jet Blue (must be purchased well in advance), perhaps then we could consider a really big reunion and fun time for many more people who are not Florida residents. If this doesn't work, check the calendar for mid-winter recess sometime in February for the same sort of deal. These are two possibilities. In the meantime, Steve Kolodny needs more pictures so get on with it, please!

Entry of Sep 02, 2003 at 09:01 [EST]
From:jyll - jyllk@powerlist.com

jyll writes: HI everyone- It's been a while since I've written although I make it a point to check the site at least once a week. I'm so glad that Steve, Ellen Lesser and Lanie were found. I remember you both fondly. I would love to see all of the FL contingent this winter! I usually go down in Feb (on the President's week break) and last year got to hang with Roni and get a glimpse of Fred! I haven't made my plans yet, but I am going to try to avoid taking my daughter out of school this year. I don't have any more vacation time until January so that would be the soonest I could make it. I would love to see you all! Let me know what the plans wind up being and even if I can't make it to the reunion, I will try to see you all when I do get down there. Ellen, please send my best to Wendy too! --Jyll

Entry of Sep 02, 2003 at 18:52 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: Adding Lanie Weiss and Wally Goetz to the 'see us now' page on the same day was the perfect way for me to beat the post Labor Day blues. Click here to check them out

Entry of Sep 04, 2003 at 08:06 [EST]
From:Ira Presser - ira818@aol.com

Ira Presser writes: Hello all. Been a while since I've written anything. It's great to see more and more of us are finding each other after all this time. Sue has asked Steve and myself to make a 50th Reunion next year. If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know. I will gladly do the legwork and organize this. I am sure that the people who were on the last reunion committee will gladly take part in organizing this one as well. There are about 20 people or so attending the get together on the 20th of this month. Hopefully more of you will show up. It's a relaxed atmosphere and we can hang out for the afternoon and if the weather is nice, we can play Necombe in the sand. I am reserving a table for 30, but can easily get another table for who ever else shows up. Hope to see you all soon. Ira

Entry of Sep 06, 2003 at 23:26 [EST]
From:Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

Fred Jaffe writes: I just got off the phone with Lanie Weiss, and we agreed that we should start gathering a consensus of when people would be available to come to Florida for a winter reunion (or get together, as the case may be). It turns out that Christmas vacation week is not a good time for many of you, so we wanted to sort of take a poll where you can make an entry here stating a time frame which would best suit you. We figured it would be best to have it on a Friday or Saturday night, but we have absolutely no clue as to which one. Please send in your suggestions. Also, it occurred to us that, judging by the recent lull in entries, many people may not be viewing the website on a regular basis, so we would appreciate it if those who do, could spread the word around to as many fellow campers as possible that we are trying to gather your suggestions. Perhaps Steve K. can send out one of those group E-mails to all on the contact page, stating that we are interested in having you post your responses here in the guestbook. Thanks.

Entry of Sep 08, 2003 at 08:59 [EST]
From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steve Kolodny writes: The big e-mailing Fred mentions above went out this AM. There were a few e-mails kicked back to me as not deliverable. Eileen Kreisle, Brian Newman, Roni Goodman, and Helene Kramer are among them. If you have contact with these people please let them know that we are trying to reach them.
I am also happy to say that just before I sent the e-mail I added someone new to our list - Meryl Masters. Welcome aboard Meryl!

Entry of Sep 08, 2003 at 16:01 [EST]
From:Gerri Marcus - gerrijeff@hotmail.com

Gerri Marcus writes: I would love to be part of the Florida get together. Remember my brothers, Craig and Ricky? They live down there so they would be attending too. How about presidents weekend, 2-14ish? Lets get some feedback. See you on the 20.

Entry of Sep 08, 2003 at 22:53 [EST]
From:Wendy Lesser - wendykorsunsky@me.com

Wendy Lesser writes: Greetings from the great white north, although it has been 90 degrees here. My Mom was just visiting for the week (Ellen Lesser) and she told me about the reunion. Would love to attend, but the only time for my family would be the Dec 15- Jan 7. We go down every year at that time. So I will just have to enjoy the stories!!!! Maybe the 50th in New York! My sister Alyson lives in Fl. so I am sure she would attend. Hi to Gerri, Lanie, Jyll and everyone else that brings such fond memories of the special years of my family's life. We now live in the City of Winnipeg and we have a summer home on the lake about an hour north of us. My kids go to the local day camp....nothing matches Camp Shoshana....hope to hear from everyone soon. Wendy

Entry of Sep 09, 2003 at 07:19 [EST]
From:Robin Cohen - JOALAR3@aol.com

Robin Cohen writes: I was so excited to see Lanie Weiss' name in Fred Jaffe's Florida reunion e-mail. She was in my group when I was maybe 9 or 10. I remember running into her in front of Macy's in NYC about 15 years later and we instantly remembered each other. It was eerie. I live in S. Florida so I would be very interested in a Florida reunion! Thanks, Robin Cohen

Entry of Sep 10, 2003 at 11:04 [EST]
From:Steven Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

Steven Kolodny writes: The 'reunion' link now gives you
  • information on the September 20th 'get together' at the Captain's Table in Monroe,
  • the planning for the Winter Reunion In Florida 2004,
  • and a look back at the reunion we had in New Jersey in 2002.

    Entry of Sep 10, 2003 at 23:27 [EST]
    From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

    Steve Kolodny writes: So I am at this big, important PTA meeting this afternoon -- the Central Council PTA of the Long Beach School District -- and everyone who is anyone is there i.e. The president of the board of ed., trustees, principals, etc. I am there to demonstrate the new PTA website that I built. I'm thinking "Guess who doesn't belong in this room?" They start talking about an upcoming blood drive. And they mention that, and I quote, "The Lido Kosher Deli is matching every pint of blood with a pint of soup". So I yell out "Yeah Wally" and I start to clap my hands. And no one knows what the hell I am talking about. Way to go Wally Goetz, I am darn proud of you!

    Entry of Sep 11, 2003 at 06:32 [EST]
    From:Lanie Weiss-Ferraro - Dogluvr481@aol.com

    Lanie Weiss-Ferraro writes: We would like to start making more definitive plans for the Florida reunion, but we really need your help everyone. So far, only a few people have written in. Help us get this off the ground by submitting your ideas of what would be the best time to hold it. Hoping to hear from all of you soon. Lanie

    Entry of Sep 14, 2003 at 08:55 [EST]
    From:Sue - Susanrachlin@aol.com

    Sue writes: Hello everybody: Just when I thought that this reunion gig would peter out after last summer's (2002) reunion, it seems that the momentum is slowly accelerating. Of course, I am thrilled that so many of you have begun to reconnect and in some cases re-established friendships that began when you were "kids" and are now taking on a new perspective as adults. *It's difficult for me to accept the fact that next year will be the 50th anniversary of the creation of Camp Shoshana, a dream that Harry and I had and watched grow year after year. My, my, where did the time go? *So let's talk about the Florida reunion! It cannot be expected that people up north would fly down to Florida for a party or barbecue and then return home the same or next day. I propose president's week as the target date when children have spring break. Families might consider that time for a vacation of 3-4 days and bring the children. The committee should begin ASAP to research a motel in Ft. Lauderdale that would give a group rate to families and notify everyone of the availability and the potential cost. Note: Ellen Lesser would be the right person to negotiate the price...she has been in business most of her life and has the experience. While at it, look into Jet Blue for transportation.* I am certain that the reunion in Monroe next week will be a blast. Unfortunately, I will not attend since I am leaving on Thursday for a long vacation (trip) to Italy and Israel with the aniticipated return date on Nov. 4 barring any unforseen upheavals in Israel.* To some of you who have written to me personally, please forgive me for not answering. I have saved your messages and decided to post my answers to all of you collectively in the guestbook. *In the meantime, I send you all my best, warmest wishes for a Shanah Tovah...Happy, healthy, joyful and peaceful New Year. *Love, Sue

    Entry of Sep 15, 2003 at 08:09 [EST]
    From:Lanie Weiss-Ferraro - Dogluvr481@aol.com

    Lanie Weiss-Ferraro writes: This past Saturday night, Ellen Lesser, Robin Cohen & myself had a mini reunion. It was so wonderful reconnecting with friends after 20 some odd years. The amazing thing is that it didn't seem that long ago. There's a special bond we all seem to have. Robin Cohen is now on board to help with the Florida reunion. Remember, everyone, we need your input as well. Here's wishing everyone a very Happy & Healthy New Year, and to new beginnings with old friends. Love always, Lanie

    Entry of Sep 15, 2003 at 19:23 [EST]
    From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

    Steve Kolodny writes: Our little website, that started as a one page online contact sheet in August of 2001, is now being visited more than 500 times per month with all but a minority of the few hundred pages seeing a lot attention. I decided to move the '78 Reunion, Carmines and @ Lunch, over to the reunion section which has recently grown thanks to the event in Monroe, the event in Florida, and the 50th Anniversary Celebration being spoken about.

    Entry of Sep 16, 2003 at 12:40 [EST]
    From:Stacey -

    Stacey writes: Hi everyone....I just checked w/our in-house travel department, and I am happy to report that very few airlines have blackout dates from NY (JFK or LGA) to Florida. No black out dates on Jet Blue ever. American has blackout dates at Christmas time. (BTW, this is in case anyone wants to use their miles.) I cast my vote for either MLK Weekend (Jan. 16-19) or President's weekend, Feb 13-16. Stacey

    Entry of Sep 17, 2003 at 17:37 [EST]
    From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

    Steve Kolodny writes: It's MALOMAR SEASON in NY - the first boxes appeared on the shelf at Waldbaum's this week so it must be getting close to the Jewish New Year. I wish you all a very happy holiday and easy fast.
    I spoke with Barbara Hollander earlier today (while I was IMing with Lanie) -- she is just getting set up with e-mail so I hope to have her e-mail address posted online soon.

    Entry of Sep 17, 2003 at 22:48 [EST]
    From:Dave Storper - Dave@Investamerica .net

    Dave Storper writes: Well hello to all!! This is my first post and need to reply to Ellen who asked about Carmel Homes/Bungalows. The bungalows were rental units just behind the softball field (which of course was across from Paradise Park). I lived in Carmel Homes which was a group of about 20 private homes used for summers away from the city. We had a path through the woods which ended up at the lake next to Shoshana's pool. I still Remember Irv and his dog REX. Eileen Kreisle lived there as well as Stace,Brian and Lance Frank, Mike and Andrea Roth, Randy and Charlie Miller, the Epsteins and a conselor Burt Adelman. I have vivid memories of my development but still foggy on all the people I went to camp with. Didn't Sherry Pacifici have a brother Marc? And what about Scott Inwald? The names keep popping into my head. After Shoshana I went to Quaker Hill and Blueberry. How about the Pine Grove Casino? or the Woodbury theatre. Monroe had the 3 bears and the airplane park and Smith and Strebel hardware. I also remember walking to temple (on the high holidays) which was next to Camp Kinderwelt. Good to finally connect with my childhood again. Until next time.....

    Entry of Sep 19, 2003 at 07:04 [EST]
    From:Lanie Weiss-Ferraro - Dogluvr481@aol.com

    Lanie Weiss-Ferraro writes: Hey everyone, I found some pictures, that I know some of you would love to see. There will be more just as soon as I can get them together. Margie, Suzanne, Stacey, Nadine, Wayne, Fred, Harold, Steve S. & Steve L. to name a few, I think you might want to check it out. It brought back even more memories. Go to camphouse to find the link. Bye for now. Lanie

    Entry of Sep 21, 2003 at 01:55 [EST]
    From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

    Steve Kolodny writes: It's about 2am now and I've just finished putting up the pictures from the 'Get Together' in Monroe earlier today. It was a blast! It was so great seeing all of you there and those of you who couldn't make it -- well, we missed you too! Check out the photos in the reunion section of the site.

    Entry of Sep 22, 2003 at 09:03 [EST]
    From:Jyll - jyllk@powerlist.com

    Jyll writes: Hi everyone!
    I just wanted to check in and say thanks for the great time on Saturday. It was fun seeing everyone (despite feeling lousy with a cold). Steve - great pictures, and a great job with the sign! Lanie, it was great speaking with you and I look forward to seeing you in FL. Ira and Wayne, great job with the organization. I'll forward pics to Steve when I get them developed (today/tomorrow). For those of you that couldn't make it, we missed you and hope you can make it to FL or at least the big 50th sometime next summer!
    Happy Healthy New Year to all of you as well!

    Entry of Sep 22, 2003 at 16:43 [EST]
    From:Stacey -

    Stacey writes: Okay, Saturday was a lot of fun, but WHERE THE HELL WAS EVERYBODY ELSE????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? I was up at 5 am, went to work for 7 hours and then drove up to Monroe???????????
    Steve Salomon, where were you? Mindy, Nadine, Ellen & Elaine Levy? And everyone else in the New York Metropolitan area??????????? Why weren't you there???? Okay, it's the Captain of the Blue Team coming out in me! Well, I have to say, that it was a lot of fun to see everyone who was there and those of you who didn't go missed a really fun time!

    Entry of Sep 21, 2003 at 16:07 [EST]
    From:Fred Jaffe - JaffeFregorjaf@aol.com

    Fred Jaffe writes: Just saw the pictures of yesterday's get-together in Monroe. Wish I could have been there, but I had already made plans to vacation in Canada. It looks like a great time was had by all!

    Entry of Sep 25, 2003 at 18:28 [EST]
    From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

    Steve Kolodny writes: I just put up some amazing photos from Fred Jaffe's vacation in Newfoundland. CLICK HERE or look for the link on Fred's page in the 'see us now' section of the site.

    Entry of Sep 25, 2003 at 23:02 [EST]
    From:Ellen Bochner - elgebo@aol.com

    Ellen Bochner writes: Hi everyone! Shana Tovah - I wish everyone a happy, HEALTHY & peaceful New Year. I've just been skimming this page in the guestbook, and I'd like to be the piano accompanist if we do a revue of camp productions for a 50th anniversary celebration. That would be so much fun, I'd find a way to get to a summer Saturday reunion, EVEN if it's in New Jersey!

    Entry of Sep 28, 2003 at 18:33 [EST]
    From:Steve Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

    Steve Kolodny writes: I found this inquiry about us at the following website http://www.voy.com/52391/

    *Delano Heights Bungalow Colony/Monroe/Camp Shoshana -- M. Strauss, 06:52:47 08/18/03 Mon

    Does anyone remember the Delano Heights Bungalow Colony in Monroe ( telephone area - Highland Mills) in the 1960's to early 1970's? My family had a home there and we had a nice bunch within that bungalow colony. I remember almost all the family's names but I won't print them here right now for privacy purposes. Many of the kids in this bungalow colony attended a day camp, Camp Shoshana. The Duncan Hines truck used to come and deliver fresh baked goods to our area. We had a community swimming pool down a long dirt road and the pool was filled with dead insects.
    I would love to hear from anyone who remembers this bungalow colony or Camp Shoshana. Anyone else out there? My sister and I have been traveling down memory lane with this.....I was recently in that area and visited the old bunalow colony.....Oh wow!!!!!!!!!!!

    Update of 10/27 - Turns out that this is Michele norwegianwood@optonline.net and Adrienne Strauss sk8ers10@aol.com - who have since added themselves to our e-mail contact list.

    Entry of Sep 30, 2003 at 11:15 [EST]
    From:Steven Kolodny - sgkolodny@aol.com

    Steven Kolodny writes: I found Robin (Rahel) Jaskow on the web this AM. She replied to me with this e-mail:
    Hi, Steve. I have been living in Israel since 1991. I live in Jerusalem and have two jobs: one translating news from the Hebrew press at an independent news service called Israel News Today, and the other at the Encyclopedia of Jewish Women, due out on CD-ROM in December 2004.
    I released my first CD, "Day of Rest," nearly three years ago. You can hear clips from it at www.geocities.com/raheljaskow or www.cdbaby.com/rahel. I remember that Harry was one of the first people in my life to encourage me to sing! I'll always remember him for that. Once he showed up at a Hanukka celebration at the Monroe Temple where my class was singing on the stage, and he handed me a microphone -- one of his, I believe, a square one that I still remember. I was embarrassed and held it out to the other children, but I haven't forgotten it.
    To see more of what I do in my copious free time, take a look at the following sites:
    It's been a long, long time since I've been in Monroe. I miss it -- it was so beautiful there, and I loved the woods. I remember how strange it felt to move there all year round in 1972 (we started as "summer people" and I went to Camp Sunnycroft until summer 1969). Suddenly I was going to school with people I'd only seen during the summer. I bet they didn't know I thought about them during the winter when we were back in the Bronx. Well, I did. I missed camp that much!
    I remember that the Color War teams in the summer of 1974 were Coke and Sprite, and that Stacey Lipman kicked a home run in kickball that year. And I remember the alma mater, too.
    My last summer at Shoshana was 1975. I went to Cejwin Camps beginning in the summer of 1976 -- my parents felt I was now big enough for sleep-away camp. I look at Cejwin as the continuation of what my experiences at Camp Shoshana began. Both places changed my life. And Pata Pata, which I learned at Shoshana, was a huge hit at Cejwin, too.
    Shana tova to everyone.
    Best, Rahel Jaskow

    Entry of Oct 02, 2003 at 22:49 [EST]
    From:Susan Snyder - Sexisu522@Aol.com.

    Susan Snyder writes: Just advising all you campers that Lanie Weiss (Oct. 12) Janie Kasner (Oct. 14) and Phyllis Hofher (Oct. 17) are having birthdays in Oct. Would appreciate if you could send them a Happy Birthday greeting.

    Entry of Oct 05, 2003 at 10:44 [EST]
    From:Ira Presser - ira818@aol.com

    Ira Presser writes: Hi all.
    Steve. Great job in finding that site. Janet and I were out with friends last night and started talking about Monroe in the seventies. Don't ask me how and why but one of the people that we were out with mentions the name Charlie Alelman. Turns out he lives somewhere in Monroe(not listed in phone book),but works for a local company here in Monroe. I will be making a phone call to that company this week. On another note, a close friend of mine got me involved with an online travel company called Travelogia. From what I've seen you can save some money on airfare and travel. Check it out. The actual site address is cometravel@travelogia.com.