South Shore High School Class of 1957

Friday November 5, 2005
Mini SSHS57 Reunion Lunch at Smith & Wollensky's in Chicago
(The pictures with gold borders are "thumbnails".  Click on them to see a larger version.)

Five SSHS 1957 alumni met at Smith & Wollensky's right next to the Chicago River.
Doug Malewicki was out from California for his Mom's 86th Birthday.  The weather was spectacular for a November in Chicago.  Doug and his old Stanford roommate, Wayne Madsen PhD, bicycled from the near North side along Lake Shore Drive and didn't even have to wear jackets!   Wayne Madsen has attended so many of these SSHS57 Mini's since October 2001 that Al Telser suggested to Doug that we should induct him as an honorary SSHS57 alumnus.  No sooner suggested than DONE!  Next is Tugie who attends many Southern California SSHS57 mini's.

Dave Apter missed this mini because we held it right in the midst of his back operations.  Best wishes for a speedy, healthy recovery.  Jerry Levine, whom is one of our youngest SSHS57 graduates, finally reached his 65th Birthday the next day - on November 6th.  Congratulations youngster - wish you could have joined us.

Wayne Madsen, bike helmet in hand, for a shot of a Chicago landmark on this lovely November day.

Doug, bike, Lake Michigan and Navy Pier Ferris wheel in the background.

Rich Washer, Brian Misiunas (Doug's nephew - who is assistant treasurer for US Gypsum and who has commuted by Metra to downtown for 22 years), Doug Malewicki, Helen Lundgrin & Jerry Penner.

Wayne and Helen

Al Telser, Northwestern Professor of Cell & Molecular Biology and lawyer Jerry Penner.

 Jerry Penner is General Counsel for the World Series Champion White Sox!  Jerry's law firm represents White Sox majority shareholder, Jerry Reinsdorf, in all his business interests - Da Bulls, real estate, etc..

Wayne & Helen

Rich Washer retired last month and is enjoying it. 

His wrecked wrist from a bicycling accident a year ago is healed and 95% as good as new. 

Brian & uncle Doug

Wayne, Helen, Rich & Al

OK - the time has come to let Wayne open up the MYSTERY present!

It's an OFFICIAL South Shore High School T-Shirt!

Doug congratulates Wayne on his induction as an honorary alumnus of the ultra cosmic super elite class of 1957!

It was all Al's idea!  Was a lot of fun!

The funniest tidbit Al told me was that Jerry Penner didn't know about this ahead of time at all.  Jerry  made a little side comment to Al during lunch that Wayne has come to so many of our Chicago Mini's that he was seeming to remember Wayne being in some of their English classes!

50th Reunion?  Doug informed this S&W group that if a 50th is not planned in the Chicago area they can fly out to Southern California and join us.  We are already planning to have a reunion anyway in the spring or summer of 2007.  All SSHS 1957 alumni are invited.  Al Telser, who has a daughter Katie living in LA, said he would come out as did "new" alumnus Wayne Madsen.  It will be a dinner only.  Nobody in laid back California is inclined to take on all the work and put in all the time that Dottie, Ina May & their committee did for our wonderful 45th.


The Master Birthday List!
Namely WHEN do we each hit the dreaded Medicare age of 65.  Can you believe it?

  Southern California Area Alumni Chicago & East Alumni
2004 March 28 Doug Malewicki February 15 Dottie Gordon (Benjamin)
September 4 Dr. Jerry Brodkin February 21 Jerry Penner
September 7 Joel Glabman March 31 Rich Washer
September 21 Dennis Flanzer April 24 Dave Apter
October 7 Dr. Rich Snyder May 11 Al Telser
December 2 Sara Peal (Zaremberg) May 15 Jean Hollman
May 28 Heln Lundgrin
September 9 Muriel Tarson (Strauss)
September 27 Bob Kaufman
December 28* Claire Rabishaw December 28 Bill Poulos

February 14 Ken Solovy Jan 3** Ro Schar (Lebedow)
April 15 Judy Sider (Krauss) Jan 3 Fern Schar (Berger)
April 22 Maxine Mazursky (Young) March 22 Allen Rosenston
May 1 Rich Brown July 12 Heddie Romanoff
July 18 Mark Geller July 30 Sharon Bermon
November 6 Jerry Levine

Happy 65th Birthday to all - past and upcoming (oh so soon!)
*Wow! Claire and Bill are "BIRTHDAY BUDDIES"!
**The twins are 65!
Email Doug to get your name on this dreaded list too!

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Dottie Gordon (Benjamin) Ina May Flink Richard Washer
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