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Thanks, Tiger. We played the 1962 recording of "When the Moon Shines" at Dad's memorial. Click to watch a memorial video made by his Temple U. students.
Good memories, Chuck. I am surprised that no one on the video was heard to shout "MINE" Dave
Regal Butterfly story (7 minutes) brings lots of memories...https://youtu.be/rTZaXcc-OPM
Just now hearing about Doc Klein's passing & send genuine kondolences to WIFL. (Have been gone [France] for a spell & have tried to stay as unconnected as possible.) Hope we will take time to hoist a glass in his memory at reunion--he was quite a guy.
Joe Greenstein '49 sent us this picture of the P.J. Kazoo Band.
July 21, 2019 11:15:05 (EDT)
Jessie, You can download a copy of the 2011 Kamp Kewanee Directory here. It is 105 pages long, so it takes a minute or two to load. According to our records, your dad was a kamper from 1928-1933, and a kounselor from 1934-1939. In the 1929 Final... (more)
July 21, 2019 10:41:14 (EDT)
Does the Roll-call still exist? I am researching relatives, many of whom went to Kamp. I’m Charlie “Chink” Affelder’s daughter. My brother was Dave Affelder, who also was a kamper at Keeanee. I used to visit Kamp in the 50s and early 60s.
I was in that mess hall! I can also never forget it was both my dad's and Doc Fleishman's birthday. That had been parents' weekend and Doc mentioned it to my folks as they were driving away on Saturday evening.
Fifty years ago tomorrow Kamp Kewanee Kampers gathered in the night to watch the moon landing on a grainy black and white tv. It was hard to see, but we knew what we were watching was history. This is a story I've recalled and remembered many times to family and friends. Where were you?
The Tank was pulled up onto the "underground RR tracks" by Fritz Rudat's tractor. Pre-Doc Fleischman tank rebuild in early 60s, it was buoyed by 50-gallon steel drums. Doc used large styrofoam blocks. In late spring, Fritz did minor cleaning and repairing/painting before set up counselors arrived.
Ok Guys need information. I was never there before Kamp to set up. Was the tank kept in the lake all year round or was it taken out. How was the tank kept floating and was it cleaned each year. My reason for asking is, my daughter is buying a lake house, and wants to build something like that tank... (more)
July 14, 2019 19:06:34 (EDT)
So sorry to hear about "Doc". He was a long time friend of my father, going back to the day that they both worked for Triangle. A great loss for all of us.
June 18, 2019 16:38:58 (EDT)
Thank you all for your kind words. My Dad, known at kamp as "Doc", loved the many, many life-long friends he made at kamp, and was looking forward to the next reunion. Alas, so many memories lost. His career in broadcasting started at kamp. One example: during Red and Black week, he... (more)
reading is obit, the best pp "The Cheltenham High School grad got his start in television, then a fledgling enterprise, when he was an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, helping to develop commercials for Dutch Boy paints using a marionette he made in summer camp." HMMMM, which... (more)
may Doc Klein's memory be a blessing to all who knew him.
A Sad Day For All Kewaneans. Steve, our thoughts are with you. We are all among your support group
So sorry to hear of the death of Doc Klein. It was on TV in Philadelphia. He was 91 and a wonderful man. So kind to everyone. He will be missed. Condolences to the family.
Micro-reunion: Jim Adler and Bob Sprafkin at an event at Dartmouth.
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My last year as a kounselor (1960) I earned $250. I believe my last year as a kamper cost my father $525.
Does anyone remember how much it cost for the summer in the 50,s. And how much the young kounselers were paid
May 23, 2019 08:30:11 (EDT)
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