South Shore High School Class of 1957

Thank You letters

Hi Dottie,

Just wanted to send a THANK YOU and tell you how much Judy & I enjoyed the class reunion. The committee did a great job in putting it all together and we especially enjoyed the trip, back in time, to South Shore. It was like time stood still for us. Seeing the old neighborhood around the school, the halls, classrooms and gyms, brought back many a fond memories. It was nice to see the school in such good condition and I am glad that it will remain open as a school in the future. Friday and Saturday nights were great for rekindling old friendships and making new ones with classmates we have not seen in 45 years.

Again, a GREAT job done by the whole reunion committee and now we are looking forward to possibly a 50th or 55th reunion.

Thanks for a wonderful and memorable weekend,

Howie & Judy Swidler
Surprise, Arizona

Dear Dottie:

I'm still in the glow of the reunion. Be sure you put me on the list to buy the video. That will be another great way to enjoy the reunion.

Are you going through a let down? You did such a great job and worked so hard. Believe me all the good work you did showed. It's a good thing I
didnít teach English! Such a sentence!

Fondly, Bobbie (Roberta Tugenberg)

 

Dottie,

Nothing special to say except to once again congratulate you on the reunion. your planning and execution were excellent. You should be very proud of yourself and your committee. Everything was special and all enjoyed themselves. Thanks for all the hard work. Thanks again.

Sincerely, Bob Martin

Gratitude:
Dear Dottie, Rich and Ina

Really, I cant thank you enough for bringing the class of '57 together again. I cant believe the amount of time and work you put in to planning and ultimately pulling off this event. I am very grateful for your efforts. I feel so fortunate to have lived in South Shore in the fifties before the sixties exploded and changed the world forever. It was rich in so many ways and all of it came streaming back to me in those two days this May -going back to the school and touring our old neighborhood. I havent lived in Chicago for some time but have carried it with me in my heart my entire adult life. It was wonderful seeing old classmates as well. I felt so proud of everyone and of being a part of that class in that time in my life. Thank you, thank you, thank you. When you convene your group again please share with them my gratitude and best wishes. Bravo!

Sincerely, Elaine (Papayanis) Kizziah

 

Dottie:

I am enormously grateful for your decision to have a reunion - and for all the work your committee put into making it such a wonderful event.

I hope that you will think seriously about coming to NYC for fun or culture I would love to have you stay with me.

I am no more than a few subway stops from all the best things to see and do.

You might want to consider coming between Thanksgiving and Christmas when the stores and streets are particularly beautiful. But I would be happy to see you any time.

Again, my thanks for bringing us together. Liz is going to visit me from Albany. I'm thinking about going hiking with Laurie and Jon in CO - and we're all talking about getting together again.

It was a great weekend. Thanks so much!

Sharon Bermon

sbermon@earthlink.net (212) 371-9084

Great Job!
Dear Dottie and Reunion Committee,

You guys really did a great job. I had wondered about how some of the stuff would work out, but now that the event is over, I truly think you made excellent selections of what we did, where we did it, and how it was done.

It was a great event. I enjoyed talking to all the folks I hadn't seen for all these years " and it is my impression everyone else had the same experience.

I have one small suggestion for our expert web masters (Doug and Rich) - mostly because I forgot to do this myself - could we put the sign-up sheets for the grade school picture orders up on the web? I forgot to sign up for a Koz picture!

Al Telser

Dottie,

Please forgive my not responding earlier but I do want you to know how great the weekend turned out to be. Everyone I talk to knows about our reunion and what a fantastic weekend it was because of all the time, effort and planning that you and all the members of the committee puy into making it a wonderful memory that will last for a long time.

You thought of everything and I only hope that you and all the others on the committee had the opportunity to enjoy our time together as much as all of the non participants did.

Thanks again for a great job well done and I look forward to reviewing the video and the pictures,
Bob Cremer

Subj:    RE: REUNION PHOTOS ON WEB SITE

Thanks. They are very nice. Just returned, as I was in San Francisco for a seminar. Let me add my own loud THANKS TO ALL!! for a terrific job. Besides the renewed friendships, chilly weather (for us "Left Coast" folks), and seeing the school, the highlights were MITCHELL'S peppermint/hot fudge, and seeing Mrs. Tugenberg. Back to normal now, including the horrible Cubs well below .500 already.

Kindest regards, Dick
Snyder

Dear Dottie and Ina May:

Bob and I had a wonderful time at the reunion. It was a week end that I will recall with fond memories. You folks did a remarkable job in organizing all of the activities. It was thrilling to see my former students as adults and grand parents! It was wonderful to hear of their individual successes in life. Please convey my thanks to everyone on the committee.

Fondly, Bobb
ie

It was great.
All your work paid off.
I had a wonderful time.

Love, Adrienne Glazov

I want to thank you again for organizing the reunion. It was a wonderful moving event. I still haven't fully recovered.

Thanks again, Jerry
Levine

 

Thank you, Dottie, Ina and Everyone on the Committee for an Absolutely Outstanding Reunion!
It was Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!

Heddie Solomon Romanoff

Dearest Dottie,

The reunion is over, but I have to say it was THE MOST WONDERFUL experience we all have had in a long time. you and your committees hard work made it possible for ALL o f us to enjoy this wonderful fun filled week-end. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all you and the others have done for us.

Love, Ricky Schlossberg

Dottie,

There are no words to say how much "this reunion meant to me. I give my thanks to you, the organizer, and all your worker bees for the time of my life! What a terrific job you did! I'll always keep this last weekend close to my heart. Stay well,

Shei1 a (Klugman)Whitehead

 

Muchas gracias from Heln Lundgrin

Dottie,

What can I say? You, Ina, Richard, Doug and the entire committee did a helluva Job. I really enjoyed myself. It's amazing how many fond memories come flowing back.

I'm looking forward in returning from Georgia and having lunch with Ina. Maybe you could one day join us. Ina lives only 2 blocks from me and our mutual laziness in meeting for lunch is quite apparent. Ho Ho. I'll call you if I'm going to be at Zanies Comedy Club.

If you ever-so-slightly think of it, could you mail me that booklet on Retirement Homes you said might help me in my ever-so-slightly progressing comedy career. My address is 55 W. Chestnut. 112906, Chgo IL, 60610. My new e-mail or ē-female is helenlondon2002@yahoo.com.

Muchas gracias again and all of us graduates will never forget you and your committee.

Lovingly, Heln Lundgrin

Dottie,

I have planned to contact you as soon as we returned, but playing catch-up with business stuff has occupied most of my time.

I Just wanted to tell you that the reunion was absolutely the most fun I have had with my clothes on since those days at the "overflow"!!! Congratulations to you and all of the Committee for job more than well done! Ina was kind enough to give Fay and I ride downtown to my sister's home on Sunday. Since she doesnt have email at the moment, please thank her again when you see her - and remind her to pass an email address along whenever she gets one.

As to the T-shirt, we washed it and it is still enormous. If a spare Large size remains available, maybe you can pass it on to Doug the next time he is in Chicago - seems as if he will be back before I visit.

Regards, Denny Flanzer

 

BRAVO.BRAVO.BRAVO-DOTTIE AND THE COMMITTEE

DEAR DOTTIE AND REUNION COMMITTEE,

I WANT TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO THANK YOU ALL FOR A SUPER JOB. THE WHOLE WEEK END WAS TRULY A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE. YOU ALL DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB ORGANIZING AND FULFILLING YOUR PARTICULAR JOBS. I TRULY LOVED THE PARTIES. FOOD ETC. I HAD LOOKED FORWARD TO MAY 16TH FOR MANY MONTHS AND INDEED I WAS NOT LET DOWN. AGAIN MANY THANKS TO YOU ALL. AND I LOOK FORWARD TO OUR NEXT REUNION.

FERN SCHAR

 

Hi:

 I just want to say thank you for helping  put together such a wonderful reunion.
 The whole committee did a great job.  Marty & I  enjoyed every minute of the two evenings we attended--we were just sorry to see the time pass so quickly.  It was so much fun to see all the "old" faces and get reaquainted.
Thank you again for all your hard work.
                                        BOBBIE KRISO (Barbara Pitzele)
 

Dear Dottie,

I should written this sooner, but a big thanks to you for being the main person. And big thanks to everyone on the committee who put the extra effort to make weekend work so well.
 

Thanks, Neal Politt
 

Dear Dottie, Ina and All Committee Members,

 
While this note is belated it is none-the-less heartfelt in its sincerity.
 
The reunion weekend was beyond fabulous from beginning to end. Your planning was evident in every detail. From the hotel/restaurant choices, banjo band, bus trip, memorabilia and posters, food (oh, the food!), bus trip, reunion book, goody bags, guest teachers and final program.....How clever is that Dave Apter and how creative the prizes presented?
 
The web site is/was so well done and wonderfully informative and fun. While I feel I was able to visit with only a third of the people I wanted to, I know I can make contact with those I missed via snail or e-mail with the help of the web site. 
 
Most of all, the relaxed atmosphere seemed to be a reflection of the committee's camaraderie. You had a good time and we had a terrific time. Because of the positive feelings generated at this high school reunion there are serious conversations going on about a 50th year reunion for those of us who graduated from Bryn Mawr!
 
Again, I and so many others had an absolutely wonderful weekend in Chicago in May and thank-you all for your dedication to our amazing 45th SSHS reunion. 
 
Warm regards,
 
Bonnie Bohne Olson

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