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    La Plume, Pa. Sunday, December 10, 2023   
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Jessie Affelder
October 9, 2023 19:28:01 (EDT)
Does anyone remember a kamper with the last name of Anschuler?

Moose Adland
July 3, 2023 08:30:03 (EDT)
Sad news about Billy Ostrow who was a giant among boys at KK. May his memory be a blessing.


Bob Sprafkin
June 22, 2023 18:57:19 (EDT)
Sorry I was unable to make the Reunion. Any pictures, attendee list?

Tom and Mary Valentine
June 14, 2023 13:13:17 (EDT)
Many thanks to WFIL and his committee for a great reunion at the Joseph Ambler Inn. The accommodations, food, drinks and WFIL's memorabilia were outstanding. The best part, the absolute best part, was sharing memories with others who have been a part of KK history. We hope you all arrived home safely and enjoy the rest of summer.

Hank Mosler
June 7, 2023 15:26:53 (EDT)
Hello kkers
Have a great reunion. I wonít be there, but I will be thinking of you. Keep the kamp fire burning. All the best.

Chuck Half
January 27, 2023 11:03:29 (EDT)
Alan Kaufmann....

karl kaufmann
January 12, 2023 20:31:56 (EDT)
Thanks Moose!
A real shock to the family, there are no words!

Moose Adland
January 12, 2023 11:35:27 (EDT)
I want to add that Alan loved his. years at KK 1965-70 I believe. He kept in touch with so many of us from those years. He will be missed.

Jon (Moose) Adland
January 12, 2023 11:33:55 (EDT)
I am very sad and devastated to report that my dearest old KK friend, Alan Kaufmann, was murdered by his stepson in his McClean home on Tuesday. I had talked to Alan earlier that day. He had retired from the government on Dec. 23 and was looking forward to continuing his education, writing sports stories, exercising and living the retired life. I last saw him when I came to Chevy Chase for my HS reunion. We had a fun lunch in Bethesda.
I learned about this terrible news from a school friend of mine who became friends with Alan at Harvard. You can google Alan Kaufmann if you want more information. This is just so so sad.

david rutstein
November 5, 2022 07:52:16 (EDT)
Sorry to report the passing of Ronny Watts. You will recall his basketball prowess at KK and with the Boston Celtics. Dave

Jackie Bush Holcomb
August 15, 2022 06:56:39 (EDT)
My father Dr. Richard D. Bush purchased the Kamp in the 1970's with a group of other investors. My father has since passed. I have a collection of vinyl albums from 1952-1957 approximately. If someone could reach out to me, I would like to pass them on so others can take a walk down memory lane. My email is bushjackie@aol.com.

Chuck Half
August 14, 2022 22:26:43 (EDT)
Sad to share that

Norm Schultz
June 3, 2022 15:06:14 (EDT)
Today is June 2nd 2022.

From time to time I have the urge to look back on Kewanee memories and thanks to the internet I can afford myself of the opportunity--which I did today. I end each session with "When the moon shines" as i did today. I also think of my father who paid the bills for myself AND my 2 brothers: Mal and Steve. So in the mid forties my Dad was shelling out $2000. per summer in the MID FORTIES!! Thanks Dad ;

Steve Buch
December 30, 2021 06:27:53 (EDT)
So sad to report that Mike Corson as passed away. Mike was a CIT my first year at KK in 1957 and sat with this terrified kid and helped me get through a thunderstorm my second night at KK. Our paths crossed many years later professionally when I walked into an office for a job interview in Philly and we recognized each other immediately. Mike was a great guy. Here is the

Edgar Cohen
December 21, 2021 14:16:44 (EDT)
Has anyone heard from Dave Loewenstein
lately? He lived in Potomac, MD, and was in my tent back in 1949. He still has a voice mail, but he never replies.
Edgar Cohen

Dave Rutstein
December 5, 2021 13:28:31 (EDT)
Some sad news: Our wonderful colleague and great friend Gordy Lawrence passed away last night. We have indelible memories of his baseball exploits, his creative puns and his loyal friendship.

Dave Rutstein

Steve Buch
August 19, 2021 09:08:08 (EDT)
Sad to report the passing on 8/13 of my cousin, Michael "Harrisburg" Coleman. The last conversation I had with him was about Kamp and especially former Kampers. It was one of his favorite topics. I will post a link to his obituary when it is published.

July 23, 2021 15:54:54 (EDT)
a friend of mine asked me to list 18 large photos of camp KEWANEE counselors and some kids activities for him on ebay and while looking up the history I found this site and didn't know if its any interest for you. They are from the late 40's to mid 50's and are 8 x 10" and 11" 14"

Moose Adland
June 28, 2021 06:46:54 (EDT)
Richard Meislin died June 26. Alan Kaufmann called me.

Chuck Half
April 28, 2021 14:57:02 (EDT)
Now that we have moved from Pittsburgh to Davidson, NC, Marilyn and I figured it time today to check out how my KK canoeing skills survived after being in storage for 60 years. My J-stroke still works well. No chewing tobacco spitting from the stern is allowed by Town environmental laws. Come and visit when in Charlotte area....

January 28, 2021 15:48:33 (EDT)

bill lenihan
January 28, 2021 00:51:21 (EDT)
Thanks, Steve Buch. The Susquehanna River is an obvious candidate, but the problem is (a) Tunkhannock, PA is where it's closest to La Plume, PA (15-20 minutes), but the river is barely more than a creek at that location, not the big mother of a river I remember from an away meet we had in 1969. On the other hand, (b) at Susquehannock State Park the river is nice and fat like I remember it, but that's over 3 hours from KK, and I have a hard time believing we could tolerate a 6 hour round trip, which in turn leaves little time for the athletic competitions (I do not recall doing sleep-overs at the away camps). Sunbury, PA is the furthest north where the Susquehanna River is fat enough, but it's anyone's guess whether it's 2 hour travel time from KK would be a deal-breaker (schlepping 200 kids in ?? buses).

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