Sunday, October 30, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Halbe with the kids

At a reunion weekend, at the Friday night campfire, Halbe Brown tells a story to the children of his former staff. He just loved the kids.


Sunday, October 16, 2016

2001 Wawayanda centennial celebration - 15 years later

Fifteen years ago we celebrated the Wawayanda centennial during a weekend-long reunion gathering that also served, as it happened, as a farewell to Halbe & Jane Brown. It was the largest Frost Valley reunion ever (nearly 500 people at one point during the weekend) and I made sure to grab some good swag so I would remember it. One such item, my favorite coffee mug, served me my java this morning a decade and a half later.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

High Falls hike, early 90s

On a hike to High Falls in the early 90s, from left to right, Al Filreis, Ben Filreis, Casey Ketcham, Jody Davies Ketcham.

Michael Ratner (d. May 2016), friend of Frost Valley

Michael Ratner believed in what we do at Frost Valley. He and his wife Karen, both political activists and leaders of change-making nonprofit organizations, came to love FV and were donors. Michael passed away last May and here is a tribute to him from a friend & colleague in international human rights work.

https://media.sas.upenn.edu/afilreis/Michael-Ratner.pdf