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Jeff Landau July 4, 2018 02:30:59 (EDT)

Sept 2019 in Philly works. Go for it

Howie Lee Weiss June 30, 2018 09:34:31 (EDT)

Hello - My dad (Joseph P. Weiss) was a camper and later counselor around 1924 onward. He led the canoe trip of 1931 - I have a paddle signed by all the boys in his group. Also have 3 wooden painted signs with the Kampers names who won awards in 1926, 28, 29. Curious if there is an archive for documenting such artifacts. Can send pictures.

Andy Bresler (via WFIL) June 22, 2018 17:45:47 (EDT)

My granddaughter and I are making a LaScala Marionettes marionette. Like riding a bicycle...amazing how I remember all the steps. Purchased a band saw and belt sander for the job, with memories of Ted. Girl In A Pale Pink Coat replica from Sound of Music, in case you don't recognize her yet!

Very best,
Andy Bresler

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Alex Sasdi June 15, 2018 15:53:05 (EDT)

Hi. I’m 12 years and old and really interested in the history of this Kamp. Is there any info or back history u can send me on my email sasdialex@gmail.com.

-thank you

BS Cohen June 5, 2018 18:00:40 (EDT)

Hey guys, we have no knocker knocks sitting on the computer since April! Let's let our pals know what we're doing! I just finished writing a couple of books on the theatre (which I first learned when I directed the KK theatre in 1958 - and changed my life-long career from being a lawyer to being a stage director!), and I continue to see and/or write to Lee Kalcheim, Jimmy Adler, Bob Shoenberg and Mike Lieberman - and enjoy the brilliantly comic emails from Steve Moses and Gordy Lawrence. Kewanee is still in my mind, and I'm sure it is to any of you reading this. What's up, guys? And when will we have our next reunion? Kee Kee Wah!

WFIL April 18, 2018 19:49:55 (EDT)

Look at these 1940s pictures of kamp that are listed on eBay! (Click on images to zoom.)

Can you identify the individuals? Were you the photographer? Search eBay for "Kamp Kewanee" to see the auction listings.

WFIL April 14, 2018 18:10:09 (EDT)

Thanks to Steve Buch (’57 – ’62) for sending us these pictures. (Click here for full size.)

"Phil Siegle and I were tentmates in 1961. Phil came east (he lives in CA) for his 50th high school reunion a couple of years ago [2016].
He was staying with a friend in Yardley were we live. We got together for lunch and we decided to take a selfie. I then found a picture of the two of us from 55 years earlier. I thought it would be fun to share on the Knocker.

"I also found a few more that I don’t think I’ve shared before. I think they are from visitors day 1959 (or maybe 58.)"

Steve Buch (’57 – ’62)

Fred Half (via WFIL) March 13, 2018 21:51:48 (EDT)

Cherie and I are traveling by train 🚂 to the east coast and passed by Kewanee, IL. I think KK in it's present condition is probably better than the town.

Chas Gold (via WFIL) March 9, 2018 13:57:28 (EDT)

Just heard that Keewanian Neil November passed away. Great community leader - Philanthropist­ and supported many theater endeavors in Richmond, VA. Aviation was a major interest - and started the aviation museum in Richmond. Chas

[WFIL: Neil was a kamper from 1932 through 1936.]

Karen Samuels [edited by WFIL] February 16, 2018 11:09:12 (EDT)

Sad to report the passing of Leonard Silverstein, kamper from '30-'38, kounselor from *39-*41. "Leonard L. Silverstein, a Washington lawyer and arts patron who started a series of prominent tax-law guidebooks and became a member of the city’s cultural and fundraising firmament, died Feb. 14 at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 96. The cause was complications from a lung ailment, said his son, Thomas Silverstein..."

Sandy Jo December 31, 2017 13:31:58 (EDT)

Happy New Year to everyone. May 2018 bring health and happiness to everyone and their families

Mike Corson December 22, 2017 11:29:05 (EDT)

Our Gordon Lawrence continues to make pithy comments on current affairs. This is from the letters column in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 12/21:

As the Eagles head into the remainder of their season without their MVP quarterback, it is time for a chorus of that well-known Christmas carol about Good King Wentz is lost.

Kee Kee Wah, Gordy

R.C. Levy October 18, 2017 09:10:26 (EDT)

Hello, all: I just found two mint condition Honor Plaques from 1931 and 1932, respectively. My Uncle Mike (Meyer Abrahamson)- of blessed memory - gave them to me years ago. The other honorees were: 1931 - M. Cohn and A. Slote. 1932 - R. Levy, Jr., J. Samter, R. Steyer, H. Freidman.

If an honoree family member would like the HP, pls let me know by email.

I keep and treasure my canoe paddle and the book ends I made in Ted's shop.

KKW and best rgds.

Robert (BS) Cohen September 30, 2017 22:25:29 (EDT)

Hi Sandy Jo! My wife Lorna and I often find ourselves in Temecula when poking about our Southern California area. We have gone there for at least forty years, from when it was just a tiny town with no wineries around and only two blocks of stores - and from then until now we always eat at the Swing Inn. We should get together sometime... KEE KEE WAH!

charles gold September 27, 2017 07:28:31 (EDT)

Still have my salad bowl from 57 years ago. pump lamps and magazine racks long gone. KEE KEE WAH

Mike "Harrisburg" Coleman September 23, 2017 22:33:38 (EDT)

I have a mint edition of the program of the 1952 marionette show.."Seaing is Believing"...if you would like it...717 545-4546

Andy Bresler September 23, 2017 15:29:02 (EDT)

53 years ago I made a marionette in Ted's wood shop for the KK marionette show. Still remember every step of how I did it, or at least so I hope. I've committed to making a Sound of Music marionette with each of my three granddaughters. Ordered a band saw and sander from Amazon. Plastic wood for head still available. Who would have ever thought?

Sandy jo September 22, 2017 22:53:59 (EDT)

In Temecula California, is there any Kampers here

Robert (BS) Cohen September 17, 2017 13:00:09 (EDT)

Sad to hear of recent passings of dear friends - Allen Robinson, Johnnie Weiss (the greatest second baseman of his KK time), Steve Shultz, etc. The time is coming for us all, I'm afraid; why don't we start having reunions every year?

Hank Mosler August 9, 2017 14:55:39 (EDT)

Hi All
Haven't logged on forever. Am still here! So sad to hear of Allen Robinson's passing. If memory serves, Allen played catcher for our kamper baseball team. He was left handed, but since no left handed catcher gloves were available, he made do with a right handed glove. Always had a smile.

Equally sad to hear of Johnny Weiss's passing. As all of us know, he threw a wicked fast ball and thrived on all KK sports. I recall sitting with him at one of our recent reunions. He told me hitting a professional curve ball was a real challenge. I don't know about that. His KK stuff was way beyond my skill. So, I stuck to swimming in the tank!

Hope this note finds all of you well. Kee Kee Wah

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