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    La Plume, Pa. Saturday, September 21, 2019   
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Gordon Lawrence September 15, 2019 08:25:17 (EDT)

Thanks to all who made yesterday's reunion such a success. Special Thanks to Steve Klein for constant efforts. Fun seeing everyone!

Bob Sprafkin September 6, 2019 07:29:04 (EDT)

I just caught up with the KK Knocker. So sad to hear of Pete Freidman’s passing. My condolences, Steve. Also, the video of Doc Klein’s memorial was a great tribute to him.

Sorry that I won’t be able to make the reunion - will be in Shanghai.



ALEX "BREEZIE" STEIN September 3, 2019 18:00:07 (EDT)


Hank Mosler August 29, 2019 14:08:52 (EDT)

Just watched the one minute video sent by Jerry Adler. What a joy. See you all at the reunion.

WFIL August 29, 2019 09:44:41 (EDT)

I've received sad news from Steve Friedman '55 that his brother, Pete "the Bull" Friedman, passed away on June 30 in Chicago. Pete was a kamper, and then a kounselor, from 1952-1961, and was a two-time Honor Plaque winner. He attended every reunion. Our condolences to the Friedman family.

WFIL July 29, 2019 20:14:28 (EDT)

Jerry Adler sent in this 1-minute video. Thanks, Jerry.

Sarah Lowengard July 29, 2019 10:56:04 (EDT)

I am the daughter of (the late) Jerry Lowengard, dedicated Kewanee Kamper in the '40s and sister of Henry and Ben, more notorious than dedicated in the '70s, I believe.

As I am sorting through family papers I have come across a number of things relating to Kamp Kewanee. Is there an archive that collects such things? Another dedicated former camper who would like them? I would hate to toss them if they might have meaning or someone.



WFIL Klein July 25, 2019 18:01:20 (EDT)

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.

david rutstein July 23, 2019 08:16:45 (EDT)

Good memories, Chuck. I am surprised that no one on the video was heard to shout "MINE" Dave

Chuck Half July 22, 2019 14:40:40 (EDT)

Regal Butterfly story (7 minutes) brings lots of memories...https://youtu.be/rTZaXcc-OPM

Bob "Tiger" Levy July 22, 2019 11:04:22 (EDT)

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.

WFIL July 21, 2019 11:15:05 (EDT)

Joe Greenstein '49 sent us this picture of the P.J. Kazoo Band.

WFIL July 21, 2019 10:41:14 (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 Banquet booklet, he was credited as the kamp's "Motion Picture Operator". Pretty cool.

There was also a Paul Affelder who went to kamp in 1929, and possibly other years, too. Paul was from New York, and passed away in 1975. No other info on him.

Jessie Affelder July 21, 2019 08:11:14 (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.

Gary Michaels July 20, 2019 09:45:33 (EDT)

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.

moose adland July 19, 2019 07:53:21 (EDT)

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?

Chuck Half July 18, 2019 10:55:52 (EDT)

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.

Sandy Jo July 14, 2019 19:06:34 (EDT)

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 so you doesn't have to touch the bottom.....boy is she spoiled. Thanks

Sandy Jo June 18, 2019 16:38:58 (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.

WFIL Klein June 15, 2019 09:01:39 (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 organized a project to run wires from the baseball field and Mess Hall down to the Infirmary, and broadcast play-by-play reports of the games down to the kids who were laid up. What a fun and thoughtful idea! I think they called the station WKTG (for Kewanee Theater Guild). He went from that to directing the TV coverage of the Phillies games on WFIL for many years.

I hope to see many of you in September where we will celebrate Kewanee traditions, renew many friendships, and remember those who cannot be there.

A sad day, but Dad would want us to say "KEE KEE WAH" nevertheless.


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