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The Grapevine: August 2010
We Welcome You (Back) To Gray & Blue
With over 100 alumnae returning to celebrate Tapawingo for the reunion, the weekend was a success measured by the amount of laughter and singing. Former staff and campers from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s were in attendance. The weekend included Services, Campfire, Lake Swim(s), Ropes Course and other regular activities.
Thanks for all of the fun, we look forward to celebrating Tapawingo together soon. The next reunion will be in 2014, celebrating Tap’s 95th birthday.
NOTE: there are additional photos in the ‘photo album’ and more from the reunion will be added in the coming weeks.
THE FOLLOWING TEXT IS A CAMP FIRE SPEECH
By: Bobbie Grossman Lublin 1951 – 1955 &
Linda Feldman Duritz 1948 – 1958
(thank you for permission to use this!)
Lots of things are the same in 2010 but way back in the ‘50s many things were a little different.
Counselors were still called the red team – although their uniform was black & white and did not have any red clothing as it does now.
We had uniforms then, but the similarity stops there
We had gray wool shorts, slacks, and flannel blazers with attractive ties
We also had blue wool bathing suits
We did not have a shoe for running, a shoe for hiking and those rubber boots for the rain. Instead we had 2 pairs of shoes – sneakers and saddle shoes. We hiked Mount Washington in our saddle shoes
There are some new additions
All used to have fabulous autographed walls
Mattresses feel the same now as they did then
And the shower house had no curtains or even stalls
We had 75 RPM records
Ya’ll have I-Pods
We used to sing songs to one another, now we sing the same songs but to our grandchildren
We took the train
Ya’ll take a plane
We had many activities but we didn’t have gymnastics, ropes course, waterskiing, wind surfing, sailing and tubing
We had an old “T” shaped dock, now you have several ‘cribs’
There was not ‘stop or go’ sign
Each year we had a fabulous blueberry hunt & each bunk returned with buckets of berries and from then on we would have blueberry muffins, pancakes and pies until they ran out.
Clearly the same:
Crying at the end of the year
Friendships made were proof that these friendships last forever
Tapawingo’s 100th anniversary is coming up. This is something that we would not miss. We hope to see you all there too!
NOTE FROM EDITOR – the 95th will be first! We hope to see you at both!!!