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Joke & Video of the Month
This month's video is the most popular video I have ever created. Usually, my videos get under 100 views, usually from classmates. But, "Cars of the Fifties" has received over 160,000 views by people from all walks of life. I have received many favorable comments for my endeavor and I reprise it now for your pleasure. Enjoy!
80th Birthday Bash
Russo's On The Bay
After a year of planning and cajoling, our Birthday Bash is now in the history books.
On Reunion Eve, the Mets welcomed Myles Setiz, Bob Davidson, Harvery Averne and Al Cinamon!
A total of 46 people attended. They were seated at 4 tables:
Awards were given to people who have helped make our past reunions a success, namely, Bob Bruno, Myles Seitz, Bob Davidson, Ruth (Yablonsky) Becker, Eileen (Kesden) Reinish, Charlie and Rosalind Berger, and Phyllis (Hoffman)Miller.
An award will be mailed to Doreen (Deutsch) Spungin who was unable to attend.
An award was also presented to Stuart Rothstein, the Director of the TJHS Alumni Association, who has always underwritten our gatherings and provided the Jeff banner to be hung high in our hearts. He was also given a donation of $200 for the Alumni Association on behalf of the Class of '55.
Butchie read a letter that offered another expression of thanks to a grateful and humble classmate who takes great pleasure in keeping us all together.
The letter reads as follows:
Sometimes Thanks Is Not Enough
By Dd. Spungin
Al, the amazing
Loving and loyal
No one else would have kept us together
A job, many jobs, so well done
Making this group (for so many years) shine on
Officially speaking, our deepest thanks
Never to be forgotten—our Al Cinamon
And who would have dreamed, back in 1955 that we’d be still clinging to our beloved TJHS memories. Al, you grabbed the bull by whatever was available and created this amazing cluster of Brooklynites. Without your work, your vision, your dedication, we wouldn’t be here (or be wishing we were here) today.
You are a force to reckon with, and we reckon you have no equal when it comes to dreaming a dream and making it come true. From the quiet kid we all knew as Alex from Wyona Street to the single minded dynamo we know now, you’ve etched your image in our memories, even as you have almost single-handedly preserved our precious high school memories in our hearts.
No sometimes “Thanks” is not enough. How about, “Thanks and love, dear friend!” Stay well and enjoy the rest of the ride.
In addition to the framed letter, I was given a Yankee cap and enough money to buy a pair of Yankee tickets to a game of my choosing. Wow! Did I really deserve all that? These reunions were a labor of love for me. I never expected any compensation except for the pleasure of my classmates so many of whom have gone on to accomplish so many great things for our community and world.
At this time I would like to once again sing their praises.
With us at this Birthday Bash was none other than the January class president, Bob ”Butchie”Davidson A/K/A Davis, a great "tumler" who started as a social director in the Catskills, but since he liked being president, he went on to become the President and CEO of the Daytona Hotel and Motel Association, which represents over 100 hotels in the Daytona area.
Another tumler, who started in the Catskills, is Harvey "Arvito" Averne who went on to receive the first two Grammy awards ever presented for Latin music.
Also present was Jerry “Cookie” Wolkoff, a great real estate developer who is now in the midst of building a "city." Yes, a self-contained city called Heartland, in the Brentwood section of Long Island.
Barry Elbaum was also in attendance. As Chairman of the Dental Department at Monmouth Medical Center for 30 years, Dr. Elbaum was the recipient of the Pinnacle Award, the highest honor to be bestowed on a member of the dental profession
Bob "Nemo" Nemser, a Past President and Chairman of the Education Council of the Art Directors Club of New Jersey has received over 350 industry awards for his communication achievements including 5 Gold Medals from the Art Directors Club of NJ and the prestigious "Andy" award from the Advertising Club of New York. I think he started by drawing "hopscotch" boxes on the sidewalk. It was my distinct honor to be sitting at their table; my compensation, you see.Phyllis Hoffman Miller was seated at another table. She started as a reporter for a NJ weekly paper and then went on to become the editor of a large daily NJ newspaper. She recently received the Presidential Lifetime Award for volunteer service. (Of course, her greatest accomplishment is writing the reviews of our reunions).
We played many childhood games:Hit the Quarter (a penny would be too small for our failing eyesight)
Pin the "tail" on our Principals
and Spin the Bottle
Sadly, many of our great classmates are already gone.
Alex Fefer, class president of the June class, was a member of the pioneering Seattle bone marrow transplant team that developed transplantation as a therapy for leukemia, and other blood cancers. His research spurred the development and testing of immune therapy of cancer in the ensuing decades. The bone marrow transplantation studies he led were the first to show that patients with chronic phase chronic myelogenous leukemia could be cured. He passed in 2011.
Emanuel "Manny" Axelrod served as Orange County, New York District Superintendent of Schools and Executive Officer of B.O.C.E.S. for nineteen years. During his tenure he significantly enhanced programs for children with special needs and for those in occupational education. he spearheaded the drive to build world class facilities on the B.O.C.E.S. campus in Goshen, NY Early in his superintendency, at the bidding of the commissioner of education, he served an integration order on the Newburgh City School District and courageously promoted its implementation. He passed in 2013
I believe our classmates have many more great accomplishments to achieve, so I pray that you all take care of yourselves and stay healthy. You have made me so proud to be part of the Class of '55
2/10/2020 The New Jeff
As President of the Alumni Association, I was taken on a tour of the new Jeff.
A banner with Harvey Salz's name hangs from the ceiling in the gym.
The pool was recently renovated and is in
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12/22/2017 How Old is Grandpa??
One evening a grandson was talking to his grandfather about current events. The grandson asked his grandfather what he thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just thin
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12/14/2016 "What You Don't Know About Driving Can Get You Killed"
A expose of phony traffic laws and dangerous driving habits. Authored by Al Cinamon and available on Amazon.com It's a must read for anyone who drives or walks...especially new or learning
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I divorced Ronny Ehrlich and married a “Jersey Boy,” Richard Miller. Coincidentally, my daughter also married a “Miller.” I am now a Grandma on call. I’m a member of Hadassah and other charities. I’m living the Valencia retiree yenta lifestyle.
I live in Lake Worth, Florida. I missed the 50th, but I'll be at the 55th for sure.
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