Sunday, September 28, 2014

Susquehanna cabin 6, 1965

Top row, middle: Bev Gross, counselor of cabin 6 in Susquehanna Village, 1965. This is the cabin that is now numbered 36.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bonnie Breithaupt and Lolly Hettler (now Lolly Cutler Ketcham)

Bonnie is at left and Lolly at right. Bonnie was the waterfront director and Lolly worked at Arts & Crafts. They are standing at the Ad Office parking lot, with my red Volkswagen behind them and the White Rat (1951 Chevy stake truck) behind the bug.

Geronimo in 1976

Playing Geronimo inside Margetts Lodge in 1976. The building was new and the floor was perfect. These chairs, by the way, are still around and mostly still used!

time to recycle?

Yes, it's nearly October, and about time I recycled the score sheets from the 2014 Challenge Nights. Couldn't resist the urge, first, to scan a few randomly chosen ones from the very thick clipboard full of them. (Click on any image for a larger view.)

Ed Tomb

Ed Tomb (pronounced "Tom") died in 1995 and was memorialized in a 1996 edition of Frost Valley Life. Here's a copy of that note about Ed. Click on the image for a larger view.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Ira Greifer has died

Ira Greifer passed away on September 17. This is a great loss to all of us in the Frost Valley community—not just those who have been associated with, and supported, the Gottscho Kidney Center at Frost Valley, which Dr. Greifer helped created in the mid-1970s, but any FV'er who cares about how we are open to children with chronic illness.

Please see this entry about Dr. Greifer's induction, this August, into the Frost Valley Hall of Fame. There is a full profile of him there.

Here are some other helpful links:

1. a brief obituary
2. the online condolence book (please add your condolence)
3. a YouTube slide show of photos of Ira Greifer over the years

groundbreaking on the Blum Center

Many of Eric Blum's friends—and family, some coming in from the west coast—converged on Frost Valley this weekend for the groundbreaking ceremony on the Blum Center, which (as anyone who has read this blog knows) will be a beautiful new well-equipped staff lounge. Here are some photos taken yesterday as the shovels went into the dirt where Smith Lodge once stood.

And here, courtesy of Mark Gottdenker, is a photo of the special "Grumpy Old Men Blum Center Groundbreaking." As Mark notes, the only grumpy old man missing from the shot is Eric himself.