Sunday, January 30, 2011

now the music room

all around the Castle

Here's an almost 360-degree photo of the Castle main floor, taken by Ken Nathanson this weekend. Click on the image for a larger view. Below is a similar shot of the Castle office--Mr. Forstmann's old card room.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

our summer specialty programs

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

cabin 40

Cabin 40 ten days ago.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

my Sierra cup, home again

I received a package today from Glenn Horton. It contained two items. First, a logbook (with entries written by the campers) of a backpacking (and rock-climbing) trip to the Adirondacks which Glenn led along with Mandy Staples many years ago. And, secondly, my old Sierra cup. My very own. Oh, how did Glenn get it? Oh, how long it's been since I was parted from my dear ol Sierra cup. Was a time when I ate from it, drank from it, used it to transport dirt and worms (fishing), even dug with it once or twice. These things are like Swiss army knives, in their humble way. Anyway, it's mine mine mine. Even has my initials - "AF" - stamped on the bottom. Thanks, Glenn. Thanks for never forgetting. Thanks for realizing that we never forget how important these things are.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

friends since the early 1980s

Allison, Kste and Molly (left to right) met as campers in the early 1980s and they continue to this day as the closest of friends. They were reunited at the place where this extraordinary lifelong friendship began--you guessed it, FV. At the September 2010 reunion.