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10/14/2015
History of NE Philadelphia before 1854
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: The book has been reprinted!

To all of the members of the class, especially Cora Hurwitz's history class that did the history of NE Philadelphia before 1854 project:

A society called "Friends of Northeast Philadelphia History" received permission from the school district to reprint the History of Northeast Philadelphia before 1854.  This book was written by members of our class and originally published in the school print shop in 1969.  The book will be featured at the Northeast Philadelphia History Fair at the Holy Family College in Northeast Philadelphia.  Members of the class who appear at the fair will receive a free copy.  Members are welcome to attend and to sign copies of the book.  There will be a photo opp of all class members there at noon.  Others who want a copy of the book for $20 plus shipping. For more information please contact Bob Lankin Bob.Lankin@RaymondJames.com


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10/24/2010
Carnell Elementary June 1963 by Alan Bell
Now Playing: Carnell Elementary June 1963 submitted by Alan Bell

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11/20/2009
Mickey Hirsch's 26 year son Kevin
Now Playing: Rest in peace Kevin
From: NE69news
To: NE69 Classmates
Sent: 11/20/2009 1:00:02 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Mickey Hirsch's son dies of H1N1 Flu - 3
 
Dear fellow NE69ers,
 
We are all deeply saddened to learn that our classmate and friend, Mickey Hirsch, lost his 26 year old son Kevin, yesterday Nov 18, after a long battle with the H1N1 Swine Flu virus and accompanying pneumonia.
 
Words cannot express the overwhelming sense of grief that has to be felt by everyone that knew Kevin and especially Mickey and his family.
 
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mickey and his family during this time of grief and mourning.
 
THE KEVIN HIRSCH MEMORIAL FUND HAS BEEN SET UP AT "BANK OF AMERICA" ACCT#...381001850952 FOR THOSE WHO HAVE INQUIRED................
VIEWING -  6-8PM SAT. GOLDSTEINS Funeral Home 310 2ND ST PIKE SOUTHAMPTON.
FUNERAL - SUN 12 NOON.  MONTIFIORE CEM 600 CHURCH RD JENKINTOWN
 
Pete Weiss 

From: gcm1951@gmail.com
To: Pete013@aol.com
Sent: 11/19/2009 3:42:51 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Funeral Info
 
THE KEVIN HIRSCH MEMORIAL FUND HAS BEEN SET UP AT "BANK OF AMERICA" ACCT#...381001850952 FOR THOSE WHO HAVE INQUIRED................VIEWING 6-8PM SAT.GOLDSTEINS 310 2ND ST PIKE SOUTHAMPTON.FUNERAL SUN 12 NOON.MONTIFIORE CEM 600 CHURCH RD JENKINTOWN
Penny Cohen Slakoff sent a message to the members of Prayers for Kevin Hirsch.

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Subject: One Last Favor for Kevin

What an amazing group of friends you have all become !  Your support through out this ordeal has given his family encouragement, love and comfort.
As a last favor ....Kevin's dad, Mickey is looking to grow this group to 2000 strong to send Kevin on to his next destination.
If each of you would invite one more person to join we can top that goal by Sunday.
with continued appreciation to each and everyone of you.
Penny
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To reply to this message, follow the link below:
http://www.facebook.com/n/?inbox%2Freadmessage.php&t=1062370335655&mid=170b215G2c0dcc6aG3f76fc8G0

 

From: mshapiro10@comcast.net
To: Pete013@aol.com, terryabrams@comcast.net, bonnie7237@comcast.net, ABSAX@aol.com, labiren@aol.com, d_dodaro@hotmail.com, firerescue18@juno.com, coachjoel57@gmail.com, sharonhsuss@comcast.net, taj69@comcast.net, Shorty0324@aol.com, joel@voicechoice.com, sandyhyman@yahoo.com, ehblumberg@verizon.net
Sent: 11/19/2009 2:38:18 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Son dies after long flu ordeal 6abc.com - 11-18-09 - Philadelphia News - 6abc.com.htm
 
 
story at the bottom
 
Terry, that was me you almost hit on Monday at 4th & Bainbridge
M

HealthCheck

http://rss#HealthCheck

Philadelphia man dies after long flu ordeal

Wednesday, November 18, 2009
 

Michael Hirsch has informed Action News that his son Kevin passed away Wednesday morning due to the H1N1 virus and a secondary infection of pneumonia. Their story was aired Tuesday night on Action News.

 

Mr. Hirsch thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers.

He says Kevin was a happy-go-lucky young man. He was physically healthy before getting the H1N1 virus.

Mr. Hirsch urges others to be vaccinated against H1N1, if not for yourself but to protect others.

A single father of three says he's always done everything he can to keep his children safe and healthy, and now he urges other parents to do the same and have their kids vaccinated against the virus.

"Very innocent and happy," is how Michael Hirsch described his 26-year-old son Kevin.

He was a hardworking employee at McDonald's, mentally challenged but always healthy physically - until a few weeks ago.

"I was having a really hard time getting his fever below 102," said Hirsch in a story Action News broadcast a day before Kevin died.

Hirsch says Kevin had a fever and headache for several days. He says their family doctor told them at first, he'd be fine... But his symptoms got worse.

Kevin was admitted to the intensive care unit at Aria Health Torresdale and put in a medically-induced coma.

He had the H1N1 virus, and on top of that, pneumonia.

Doctors, said Hirsch, were frank about the diagnosis.

"They didn't hesitate to say your son is fighting for his life," he told Action News.

So now Michael is urging other parents to take the swine flu seriously. In Kevin's case it opened the door to a greater infection that eventually claimed Kevin's life.

Michael reminds parents if your child is sick call your doctor, and call again if they don't get better.

He also urges parents to have children vaccinated.

The vaccine wasn't available before Kevin got sick. But if it had been -

"That would have been the difference."

A friend has set up a facebook page called 'Prayers for Kevin Hirsch.'

Although Kevin's case is rare, there have been links drawn bettween H1N1 and pneumonia. And it can be deadly.

That's why health officials want to vaccinate everyone at a greater risk for problems, and vaccine is becoming much more available now.

 

(Copyright ©2009 WPVI-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

Get more HealthCheck »

6ABC Everywhere

 
 

From: randyswb@gmail.com
To: randyswb@gmail.com
Sent: 11/16/2009 6:29:52 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Randy Weissbarth's new email address
 
randyswb@gmail.com
 
 

From: Pete013
To: NE69news
Sent: 11/11/2009 11:35:50 A.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: Fwd: deceased


-----Original Message-----
From: mshapiro10 <mshapiro10@comcast.net>
To: pete weiss <Pete013@aol.com>
Sent: Sun, Nov 8, 2009 1:28 pm
Subject: deceased

Phyllis Goldstein
just heard from Betsy
 
she had cancer & died from a blood clot
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From: csopenoff@msn.com
To: pete013@aol.com
Sent: 11/3/2009 8:00:34 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: the ring
 
Hi Pete,
 
Here is the story about the high school ring. I'm mailing it directly to you so you can put it on the website if you want.  I still have to write to Mr. O'Donnell  & Betty Cannon. I haven't heard anything from Carole Horner & I'm not surprised.
 
Thanks for everything you did for the ring & everything you always do keep us connected.
 
Cyndi
 

The case of the missing high school ring

 

 

I received an e-mail from Pete asking me if I had my high school ring.  I really haven’t thought about my high school ring in maybe – 40 years! After inspecting my jewelry box, I had a Penn State ring, a National Honor Society pin, but not my high school ring.

 

Then Pete relayed a story how an elderly man (Mr. O’Donnell) found a 1969 NE high school ring with the Letters CRH inscribed on the inside.  The man found it on a South Jersey beach and held onto it for about 10 years. He gave it to a neighbor who lives in Northeast Philadelphia during the winter months. He hoped she could find the ring’s owner.

 

Betty called the Northeast Alumni Association & they immediately called Pete.  After research, he determined the ring belongs to either me or Carole Horner.  I believed the ring was mine. So Pete gave Betty my number and we had a nice conversation.  We talked about Sea Isle City & Avalon.  I did have connections to both of those beaches a long time ago. It wasn’t 10 years; it was closer to 40 years ago, when I was a young adult.

 

Betty was so happy to return something of value with such an interesting history. To find a ring on the beach & trace the owner was amazing. She hoped I could pass the ring to my children. We talked about what a great human interest story it would make. I took the gentleman’s address so I could thank him. Betty mailed the ring to me.

 

I opened the box & immediately tried on the ring.  I was surprised that the ring was slightly big. It was probably not even a size larger. Maybe I’m crazy, but I had a couple of doubts. Is it possible this was not my ring?  It’s a shame that my memory is 58 years old!

 

Instead of 2 thank you notes to Betty & Mr. O’Donnell, I wrote to Betty to continue the story a while longer.  I wrote to Carole Horner. I haven’t received a response. Pete never got any replies from Carole either.  So, along with this story, the ring is mine. I am in the process of thanking Mr. O’Donnell.  In today’s world it’s so nice that people take the time and effort to return a ring that was from the past.

 

Cynthia Rona Hirsch

(Cyndi Sopenoff)

 
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From: murrayroman@comcast.net
To: Pete013@aol.com
Sent: 11/8/2009 6:57:36 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: 40 Year Reunion
 

Hi Pete,

 

It was great seeing you (and everyone else) again at the reunion.  It’s wonderful that we can get together every five years and rekindle friendships with the people we grew up with.  I have attached the photos I took that night so you can post them to the web page.

 

Thanks for helping make these reunions happen,

 

Murray

 


Posted by ne69news at 2:27 PM EST
Updated: 11/20/2009 2:31 PM EST
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40 year reunion photos are available for viewing!
Now Playing: NEHS Class of 1969 40 year reunion in photos

From: NE69news@aol.com
Sent: 11/1/2009 10:47:01 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: NE69 - 40 year reunion photos are available for viewing!-4
 
 
Dear fellow NE69'ers,
 
We have new photos from our 40 year reunion. Click on the link below or visit our NE Class of 1969 homepage at http://pete013.tripod.com
 
You can upload your reunion photos to share with your classmates too. Contact us if you need assistance.
 
click for 40 yr reunion page --->http://pete013.tripod.com/40reunionndx.html
 
We have available for purchase custom short or long sleeve T-shirts, Sweatshirts, and Hoodies. There are 4 individual creative design themes to choose from including one with  a picture of Cora, a NE Vikings Football champs shirt, a 40 year reunion design, and a yearbook based "time it was" design.  In addition to those designs, the hottest selling T's are the elementary and middle school designs for Carnell, Solis-Cohen, Farrell, J. Hampton Moore, Spruance, Fels, Wilson, etc.
 
The shirts are being sold by Fred Lavner at NB2 Apparel. A portion of the proceeds will go to our reunion fund to be used for start up expenses relating to the next reunion.
 
An order form is available in pdf format which can be printed for your order. Go to our 40 yr reunion page --->http://pete013.tripod.com/40reunionndx.html
 
We also have digital copies of our NEHS Class of 1969 Yearbook on CD rom with a power point interface available for purchase. The cost is $15 plus $5 for s&h. The proceeds will go to our reunion fund also. Contact me if you would like to purchase one.
 
Pete
 
Now, some messages from our classsmates.
 
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From: imaginesnow@verizon.net
To: ne69news@aol.com
Sent: 10/18/2009 12:00:32 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Re: 3NE69 - 10/15/09 update
 
How about some Cora posters or better yet, wallpaper? We could paper our bathrooms with it.Great idea to do the shirts,etc. Good luck with this fundraising project.
miriam 
 

From: coachjoel57@gmail.com
To: ne69news@aol.com
Sent: 11/1/2009 1:00:04 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: New Email address just for Toby
 
Hi Everyone,
Please send any and all email for Toby to TRShpigel@gmail.com 
Joel's email will still be coachjoel57@gmail.com
 
Thanks!
     Toby
 

From: NE69news
To: loupesq@gmail.com
CC: NE69news
Sent: 10/27/2009 4:03:18 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Obit
 
Thanks for letting us know Lou. It's sad news. 
 
In a message dated 10/27/2009 9:07:15 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, loupesq@gmail.com writes:

Pete I just heard that Phyllis Goldstein our classmate passed away yesterday.  You might want to post it on our site. Funeral is tues.

Lou Podel

 

From: ceverdi@msn.com
To: ne69news@aol.com
Sent: 10/15/2009 3:59:37 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: RE: 1NE69 - 40th reunion update
 
Pete you were a great head organizer.

It was fun.  The band was nice, but I do suggest a dj for the next one.  Will discuss the feedback that I got with  you at a later time.

Thanks so much.

Carolyn

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11/03/2009
The case of the missing NEHS'69 school ring
Now Playing: 40 years later a ring arrives in the hands of its owner

From: csopenoff@msn.com
To: pete013@aol.com
Sent: 11/3/2009 8:00:34 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: the ring
 
Hi Pete,
 
Here is the story about the high school ring. I'm mailing it directly to you so you can put it on the website if you want.  I still have to write to Mr. O'Donnell  & Betty Cannon. I haven't heard anything from Carole Horner & I'm not surprised.
 
Thanks for everything you did for the ring & everything you always do keep us connected.
 
Cyndi Hirsch
 

The case of the missing high school ring

 

 

I received an e-mail from Pete asking me if I had my high school ring.  I really haven’t thought about my high school ring in maybe – 40 years! After inspecting my jewelry box, I had a Penn State ring, a National Honor Society pin, but not my high school ring.

 

Then Pete relayed a story how an elderly man (Mr. O’Donnell) found a 1969 NE high school ring with the Letters CRH inscribed on the inside.  The man found it on a South Jersey beach and held onto it for about 10 years. He gave it to a neighbor who lives in Northeast Philadelphia during the winter months. He hoped she could find the ring’s owner.

 

Betty called the Northeast Alumni Association & they immediately called Pete.  After research, he determined the ring belongs to either me or Carole Horner.  I believed the ring was mine. So Pete gave Betty my number and we had a nice conversation.  We talked about Sea Isle City & Avalon.  I did have connections to both of those beaches a long time ago. It wasn’t 10 years; it was closer to 40 years ago, when I was a young adult.

 

Betty was so happy to return something of value with such an interesting history. To find a ring on the beach & trace the owner was amazing. She hoped I could pass the ring to my children. We talked about what a great human interest story it would make. I took the gentleman’s address so I could thank him. Betty mailed the ring to me.

 

I opened the box & immediately tried on the ring.  I was surprised that the ring was slightly big. It was probably not even a size larger. Maybe I’m crazy, but I had a couple of doubts. Is it possible this was not my ring?  It’s a shame that my memory is 58 years old!

 

Instead of 2 thank you notes to Betty & Mr. O’Donnell, I wrote to Betty to continue the story a while longer.  I wrote to Carole Horner. I haven’t received a response. Pete never got any replies from Carole either.  So, along with this story, the ring is mine. I am in the process of thanking Mr. O’Donnell.  In today’s world it’s so nice that people take the time and effort to return a ring that was from the past.

 

Cynthia Rona Hirsch

(Cyndi Sopenoff)


Posted by ne69news at 8:18 PM EST
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10/15/2009
Email update 10/14/09
Now Playing: 40th reunion update

From: NE69news
To: NEHS69 Email list
Sent: 10/14/2009 6:56:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: 1NE69 - 40th reunion update
 
Dear fellow NE69ers,
 
Well, our 40 year reunion is now history. We had 191 people in attendance, of which 158 were classmates and 33 were guests. Many classmates were at their very first reunion and most of them had such a great time they wished they had come to earlier reunions.
 
Our reunion committee did an incredible job once again in executing the committee's plan for the reunion. The room looked great with red roses as center pieces against a black tablecloth.
 
The highlight of the evening was a live encore performance by our very own band, Not Collidge Mateerial, which is comprised of 8 classmates...Joel Gibbs, Gary Moskowitz, Steve Aaronson, Craig Seller, Neil Shipon, Jerry Abrams, Lee Wapner, and Jimmy Goldstein. They played and we danced all night. They were simply outstanding.
 
For those classmates that were there, it was a unique opportunity to see their classmates (and friends with whom they may have lost touch) and re-connect and rekindle their friendships. The night went quickly and before we knew it, it was over. Our five hour "back in time" experience was over except for those that gathered in the hotel lobby until the wee hours of the morning.
 
The next morning, many classmates met for brunch at the hotel and bid farewell until we gather once again 10 years from now.
 
Many classmates came up to me and thanked ME for putting this reunion together. To them I say I appreciate your kind words and intentions but I must point out that it truly was a coordinated effort by the dedicated, hardworking, and talented members of our reunion committee. To them I tip my hat.
 
See some of the chatter following the reunion below.
 
We do have digital copies of our Yearbook on CD rom with a power point interface as well as terrific T-shirts (4 different themes) made to order for our class that will be offered for sale in the near future. Details will follow.
 
Finally, photos from our reunion will be posted when they become available. If any classmates have reunion photos they would like to share please hold on to them until we receive further instructions.
 
Pete Weiss
 
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To:     Reunion committee members
From: Pete Weiss
re:      Great job Saturday Night!
 
I'm sure that many of you are still recovering from an event filled weekend which included not only our wonderful reunion, but the Eagles Sunday victory, and the Phillies amazing comeback and eventual victory in the NLDS against Colorado.
 
I must commend our entire reunion committee for their Herculean efforts in putting together such a wonderfully successful 40th reunion celebration Saturday evening. 
 
In my opinion, this was a classy event from start to finish and you should all be very proud of having been a part of it. Despite several glitches, we all showed great poise under some unexpected pressures.  I have received many emails and phone calls from our classmates thanking me and our committee for the extraordinary work and planning we do. Everyone has been extremely and genuinely complimentary about how well organized we were and how almost every detail was attended to.
 
I also received a lot of favorable compliments about how outstanding our band was.
 
Particular recognition should be given at this time to the following committee members for their superior efforts in making this such a successful reunion event.
 
 
Joel Gibbs - for all the work he did as head of our entertainment committee promoting the reunion and re-designing our invitation, putting together the yearbook CD and arranging for it to be reproduced with an image of our yearbook cover on the face of the CD. Joel also was responsible for procuring the DJ, the videographer, and photographer for our reunion. Even more notable, I must commend Joel for his initiative and leadership in organizing and motivating that fabulous band, Not Collidge Mateerial. They have stayed together for five years now. Once again, the band was out of this world and everyone loved you guys. The energy in the room seemed to come to a crescendo when they played. I know how much dedication and practice it took for all the band members to play together so well. It was Joel's vision, artistic talent, and showmanship that pulled the whole thing together so well and made the entire reunion such a memorable and authentically NEHS'69 event.
 
Sandi (Depue) Bergman- for her involvement and participation in many areas but particularly the incredible amount of work she did in producing those terrific, professional looking photo name tags. They were truly awesome! Also, Sandy put together a Power Point interface for our yearbook CD with some help from Joel Gibbs, Gary Moskowitz, and Bruce Share. Thanks for everything Sandy.
 
Mimi Shapiro - Mimi did a lot of things to help. She was the "pit bull" that searched and found about 125 of our missing classmates. She allowed us to use her home for one of our meetings. She created a magnificent memorabilia table for people to browse and enjoy during our reunion. Many people commented about the spectacular display she produced. Great job Mimi!
 
Bruce Share - for his tireless efforts in so many areas. Just to mention a few - his tremendous job as our treasurer in collecting, recording, depositing, disbursing, etc. all reunion funds, etc. Bruce also set up our online payment system though Paypal and Eventbrite which made it easy to register and pay for the reunion. Thanks again Bruce. 
  
Ron Zaritsky - for his organized and effective supervision of our registration tables. Everything moved smoothly and efficiently despite several glitches and Ron maintained his calm and composure and that of everyone else.  Good job Ron!
 
Bob Lankin - for allowing us to use his office for our reunion phonathon and making sure we all got fed and had phones and desks.
 
Barbara Lewis (Baxt) - for her efforts in designing and printing our "Save the date" announcements.
 
Lisa Black (Biren) - for her efforts in helping in so many areas including copying and printing our invitations.
 
Nancy Kauderer (Davis) - for helping in many areas including allowing us the use of her home for one of our meetings.
 
Wendy Goldman (Harris)- for her behind the scenes work and useful suggestions in so many important areas. Among them, Wendy volunteered to take care of getting out the "Save the Date" reunion announcements. She also provided oversight for getting our invitations folded and supervised our volunteers in getting the invitations stuffed and in the mail.
 
Carolyn Verdi - for her great work in helping to identify, analyze, compare, and ultimately select the Doubletree Hotel as our reunion facility. Carolyn selected the food and desert menu. She also acted as our contact to interface with the hotel's banquet staff to facilitate and resolve many issues including arrangements to meet the logistical and equipment needs of the band. And how about those Red Rose centerpieces. Weren't they great against the black table clothes!
 
Gary Moskowitz - In addition to playing in the band, Gary scanned some missing sections of our yearbook including the supplement which was later incorporated into the Yearbook CD we have available for sale. 
 
Terry Abrams - for doing his usual terrific job as master of ceremonies. It almost seems like it wouldn't feel like our reunion without Terry being in charge during whatever ceremony is appropriate at the time.
 
I also want to acknowledge the useful and important contributions of Steve Aaronson, Roz Chanin (Aaronson), Bette Giwerc (Allekkote), Eileen Gerson (Greenberg), Bonnie Adler (Keen), Eileen Masover, Andrea Greenberg (Sachs), Jay Rose, Ricky Segal, Joan Anton, Sandy Hyman, Elaine Soloff, Donna Dodaro, and Ellen Soklove.  Whether you offered suggestions from a distance, attended our planning meetings, helped at the phon-a-thon, helped at the registration tables, or called and encouraged classmates to join us, your efforts helped make this team effort a uniquely successful one.
 
This was a totally volunteer effort.  I'm truly amazed at how a volunteer effort of this magnitude was completed so successfully.  I believe that the image of all our committee members and our class as a whole was favorably enhanced as a result of such a great volunteer effort. Again my personal thanks for a job well done.  
 
I'll be sending additional updates about the reunion soon.
 
Pete Weiss 
 
 
 

From: sdepue@starlinx.com
To: Pete013@aol.com
Sent: 10/13/2009 12:58:52 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: 40th
 
Pete,
 
Kudos to you and everyone who helped do a great job. I think this was the best one ever. One thing I noticed though, at the break from the band about half the guests left. It was probably past their bedtime. I think for the next time, we may want to start doing this earlier. LOL
 
Sandra

 PS: I forgot that we were so close to the Locust strip. When I went to get my car, it looked like a drag queen convention in the garage. I was the only straight one in the elevator and they wanted to know where I had been. It was a little other worldly.
 
From: notification+m2snsqga@facebookmail.com
To: pete013@aol.com
Sent: 10/12/2009 5:51:01 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Lee Wapner also commented on his link...
 
Lee also commented on his link:

"Well thanks Pete! Originally "69" was for our graduation class, (wink wink) but then (Luckily) John Runyan was picked up by the EAGLES - but the name on the back ........ well that's all me. I only wear this jersey to EAGLES home games, and that's the truth."
 
 
From: notification+m2snsqga@facebookmail.com
To: pete013@aol.com
Sent: 10/12/2009 7:32:03 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Rande Kline wrote on your Wall...
 
Rande posted something on your Wall and wrote:

"Hey Pete,  Just wanted to thank you for all that you do for us from the class of 1969.  I had a blast. Great company/  Another great reunion."
 
From: notification+m2snsqga@facebookmail.com
To: pete013@aol.com
Sent: 10/12/2009 8:48:09 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Phyllis Knopman Laufer wrote on your Wall...
 
Phyllis posted something on your Wall and wrote:

"You are the best! We all had such a great time last night. Thanks for all the hard work you did to make it happen. I'll help for the 50th. Let me know what you need."
 

From: notification+m2snsqga@facebookmail.com
To: pete013@aol.com
Sent: 10/12/2009 7:59:52 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Ilene Appel Katen wrote on your Wall...
 
Ilene posted something on your Wall and wrote:

"Great stuff....seeing old friends...hearing great stories!! Had a blast, many thanks!!"
 

From:
notification+m2snsqga@facebookmail.com
To: pete013@aol.com
Sent: 10/12/2009 5:45:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Joan Anton wrote on your event&apos;s Wall...
 
Joan wrote on the Wall for the event "Northeast High School Class of 1969 40 Year Reunion":

"If you didn't make it to the reunion, you really missed a great time!"
 
 

From:
notification+m2snsqga@facebookmail.com
To: pete013@aol.com
Sent: 10/12/2009 8:45:32 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Brenda Cohen sent you a message on Facebook...
 
Brenda sent you a message.

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Subject: Thank you

Pete i just wanted to say thank you for a great time on
Saturday night.  It was great reuniting with old classmates and making new friends.  You did a fantastic job. 
Brenda

 

From: Pete013
To: Rib Rubin
CC: NE69news
Sent: 10/12/2009 5:06:57 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Reunion
 
Rib,
 
Thanks for taking the time to send me and the committee members such warm and complimentary remarks. I agree, THE part that I remember was also very memorable! :-)
 
Pete
 
In a message dated 10/12/2009 2:37:00 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, Rib Rubin writes:
Hey Pete,
 
Just wanted to let you know that the reunion was great.  I know all the hard work you put into it.  For the participants who just go, have a good time and leave without any of the problems and anxiety that leads up to the night,  we owe you and all the members of the committee a giant thank you.  It was truly a fun night... at least the part that I remember.
 
Rib

From: notification+m2snsqga@facebookmail.com
To: pete013@aol.com
Sent: 10/11/2009 12:59:31 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Toby Shaffer Shpigel wrote on your Wall...
 
Toby posted something on your Wall and wrote:

"Pete...Thank you so much for the amazing reunion. Your hard work and herculean efforts really paid off. Please include me in the planning of the next one."


From: notification+m2snsqga@facebookmail.com
To: pete013@aol.com
Sent: 10/11/2009 11:23:54 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Andrea Beth Sachs wrote on your Wall...
 
Andrea posted something on your Wall and wrote:

"Wow!!!  What a wonderful night.  It was so great to see people from the past.   Thank you for your incredible efforts at organizing this and it was a pleasure working with the committee.  I hope you will include me in the next NEHS reunion planning committee."

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10/13/2009
40th Reunion. What a blast!
Now Playing: Great job by our reunion committee
To:     Reunion committee members
From: Pete Weiss
re:      Great job Saturday Night!
date:  10/13/09
 
I'm sure that many of you are still recovering from an event filled weekend which included not only our wonderful reunion, but the Eagles Sunday victory, and the Phillies amazing comeback and eventual victory in the NLDS against Colorado.
 
I must commend our entire reunion committee for their Herculean efforts in putting together such a wonderfully successful 40th reunion celebration Saturday evening. 
 
In my opinion, this was a classy event from start to finish and you should all be very proud of having been a part of it. Despite several glitches, we all showed great poise under some unexpected pressures.  I have received many emails and phone calls from our classmates thanking me and our committee for the extraordinary work and planning we do. Everyone has been extremely and genuinely complimentary about how well organized we were and how almost every detail was attended to.
 
I also received a lot of favorable compliments about how outstanding our band was.
 
Particular recognition should be given at this time to the following committee members for their superior efforts in making this such a successful reunion event.
 
 
Joel Gibbs - for all the work he did as head of our entertainment committee promoting the reunion and re-designing our invitation, putting together the yearbook CD and arranging for it to be reproduced with an image of our yearbook cover on the face of the CD. Joel also was responsible for procuring the DJ, the videographer, and photographer for our reunion. Even more notable, I must commend Joel for his initiative and leadership in organizing and motivating that fabulous band, Not Collidge Mateerial. They have stayed together for five years now. Once again, the band was out of this world and everyone loved you guys. The energy in the room seemed to come to a crescendo when they played. I know how much dedication and practice it took for all the band members to play together so well. It was Joel's vision, artistic talent, and showmanship that pulled the whole thing together so well and made the entire reunion such a memorable and authentically NEHS'69 event.
 
Sandi (Depue) Bergman- for her involvement and participation in many areas but particularly the incredible amount of work she did in producing those terrific, professional looking photo name tags. They were truly awesome! Also, Sandy put together a Power Point interface for our yearbook CD with some help from Joel Gibbs, Gary Moskowitz, and Bruce Share. Thanks for everything Sandy.
 
Mimi Shapiro - Mimi did a lot of things to help. She was the "pit bull" that searched and found about 125 of our missing classmates. She allowed us to use her home for one of our meetings. She created a magnificent memorabilia table for people to browse and enjoy during our reunion. Many people commented about the spectacular display she produced. Great job Mimi!
 
Bruce Share - for his tireless efforts in so many areas. Just to mention a few - his tremendous job as our treasurer in collecting, recording, depositing, disbursing, etc. all reunion funds, etc. Bruce also set up our online payment system though Paypal and Eventbrite which made it easy to register and pay for the reunion. Thanks again Bruce. 
  
Ron Zaritsky - for his organized and effective supervision of our registration tables. Everything moved smoothly and efficiently despite several glitches and Ron maintained his calm and composure and that of everyone else.  Good job Ron!
 
Bob Lankin - for allowing us to use his office for our reunion phonathon and making sure we all got fed and had phones and desks.
 
Barbara Lewis (Baxt) - for her efforts in designing and printing our "Save the date" announcements.
 
Lisa Black (Biren) - for her efforts in helping in so many areas including copying and printing our invitations.
 
Nancy Kauderer (Davis) - for helping in many areas including allowing us the use of her home for one of our meetings.
 
Wendy Goldman (Harris)- for her behind the scenes work and useful suggestions in so many important areas. Among them, Wendy volunteered to take care of getting out the "Save the Date" reunion announcements. She also provided oversight for getting our invitations folded and supervised our volunteers in getting the invitations stuffed and in the mail.
 
Carolyn Verdi - for her great work in helping to identify, analyze, compare, and ultimately select the Doubletree Hotel as our reunion facility. Carolyn selected the food and desert menu. She also acted as our contact to interface with the hotel's banquet staff to facilitate and resolve many issues including arrangements to meet the logistical and equipment needs of the band. And how about those Red Rose centerpieces. Weren't they great against the black table clothes!
 
Gary Moskowitz - In addition to playing in the band, Gary scanned some missing sections of our yearbook including the supplement which was later incorporated into the Yearbook CD we have available for sale. 
 
Terry Abrams - for doing his usual terrific job as master of ceremonies. It almost seems like it wouldn't feel like our reunion without Terry being in charge during whatever ceremony is appropriate at the time.
 
I also want to acknowledge the useful and important contributions of Steve Aaronson, Roz Chanin (Aaronson), Bette Giwerc (Allekkote), Eileen Gerson (Greenberg), Bonnie Adler (Keen), Eileen Masover, Andrea Greenberg (Sachs), Jay Rose, Ricky Segal, Joan Anton, Sandy Hyman, Elaine Soloff, Donna Dodaro, and Ellen Soklove.  Whether you offered suggestions from a distance, attended our planning meetings, helped at the phon-a-thon, helped at the registration tables, or called and encouraged classmates to join us, your efforts helped make this team effort a uniquely successful one.
 
This was a totally volunteer effort.  I'm truly amazed at how a volunteer effort of this magnitude was completed so successfully.  I believe that the image of all our committee members and our class as a whole was favorably enhanced as a result of such a great volunteer effort. Again my personal thanks for a job well done.  
 
I'll be sending additional updates about the reunion soon.
 
Pete Weiss

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10/12/2009
40th Reunion
Topic: 40 year reunion
Wow, what a great night! This is the first reunion I attended, and I'm sorry I haven't been to all of them. Joan Anton

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10/05/2009
Carnell Elementary June 1963
Now Playing: Alan Bell

From: Abell@hudsoninc.com
To: Pete013@aol.com
Sent: 10/5/2009 12:07:35 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Elementary School Picture
 

Pete:  Looking forward to see you on Saturday night.  My brother Mike sends his regards (says you were too slow stocking shelves at the supermarket)

 

Attached is my 6th grade elementary school class from Carnell.  I’m the guy in the middle of the lower row with too much Vaseline Petroleum Jelly in his hair.

 

Alan

 

 


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08/20/2009

Toby!!! I can't believe you remembered me after all these years.  Boy do I remember Miss Ronaghan.  Next to Joe Myerov, she was the best teacher I had.  I do remember the dance.  And of course the Sound of Music.  Do you remember Maurice Gross?  When we went up to the balcony he got sick and said he was going to vomit.  Miss Ronaghan told him he should say "throw up".  And yes I remember we used to hang out alot.  Wonder why we didn't continue.  I remember Arlene from Wilson.  We were friends back then.  Please tell her I said hello.  My name is now Caryn Harmon and I live in Beverly Hills, Fl.  Are you still in Philly?

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