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.
|Fred Half (via WFIL)
March 13, 2018 21:51:48 (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
|Chas Gold (via WFIL)
March 9, 2018 13:57:28 (EDT)
[WFIL: Neil was a kamper from 1932 through 1936.]
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..."
Happy New Year to everyone. May 2018 bring health and happiness to everyone and their families
December 31, 2017 13:31:58 (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
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.
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!
Still have my salad bowl from 57 years ago. pump lamps and magazine racks long gone. KEE KEE WAH
I have a mint edition of the program of the 1952 marionette show.."Seaing is Believing"...if you would like it...717 545-4546
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?
In Temecula California, is there any Kampers here
September 22, 2017 22:53:59 (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?
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
I am sorry to report that Allen Robinson (Baltimore) died this week. He was clever, bright, successful and a community leader. He will also be remembered as the winner every time in the "plunge". Dave
Happy July 4 to all. NO INSPECTION
Just attended imitation La Scala production in Milan. no technical difficulties so couldn't shout out----SAAAAM!!
I just read a post that Camp (with C) Kennebec had its 110th anniversary reunion in April. Isn't 2017 the 100th anniversary of KK? We should have some acknowledgement or celebration.
I just got word that Johnny Weiss died. Johnny was a great athlete
during his KK years. He taught photography at the U of Delaware and led photo expeditions. A few years ago he moved to Los Angeles, I believe to be closer to his daughter. Judging from the postings on FB he was a beloved teacher and mentor. A sad day!
Greetings Kamp Kewaneeans,
My Dad is JP Goldsmith, camper '55-'60, counselor '63-'67. His 70th birthday is this Sunday, May 21st. I thought it might be a fun surprise to locate pictures/quotes/stories from his time at Kewanee. If anyone would like to share pictures/quotes/stories about JP, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I greatly appreciate it, thank you!
Knocker knocks for lunches I've enjoyed this year with Lee Kalcheim in New York, Michael Lieberman in Oceanside (California), and Steve Moses in Palm Springs (also California)! Almost made me see if there were any KKers lunching in La Plume!
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