I am a UNIX programmer and system administrator, but
do mostly application programming. I currently work
for IBM, based in Lake Mary, FL (just north of Orlando).
I worked for AT&T doing the same work until they outsourced
us to IBM.
my mom died, my sister Mary and I went to live with
cousins in NC. Dad died in 1961, which is what started
us going to camp the following year. I met my husband
in NC and we were married in 1972.
have two boys. We have lived in Phoenix, Denver and
Florida. When my little one, Chris (age 23), finishes
school here, I plan to go back to Colorado. Gayle
was also in Colorado and then moved to Florida. She
recently moved back to Colorado. Mary was also in
Colorado for a while and moved to Ohio a while ago.
She plans to move back to Colorado when her son Josh
finishes his first year of college. So the Paul girls
will all be back in Colorado in the next few years.
went to Manitou, Talako (one year) and Tawanka (one
summer). I went to camp 1962-1968. I was a camper
/ senior camper with Connie Stine. Barb Taylor Korman
was a counselor while I was at camp. She was also
the Nature Counselor. Toni Zaharakos was the Art Counselor
and Elena Zaharakos was a camper with me. So were
Claudia and Pennie Campbell. Olga Klemfuss was the
director at Manitou. Betsy Hager was the director
when I went to Tawanka. I worked in the kitchen my
last year at Manitou.
remember the Kauths. Mr. Kauth was a tough cookie,
but a good man. I remember he wanted things done well.
I remember Mrs. Kauth sitting by her cabin watching
everything. She was always so nice.
I remember Mr. Denton. I remember watching him do
work around the camp. I remember him making the lampshades
(#10 can, nail and hammer and black paint) that were
used in the dining hall. He also made some good steaks
in the fireplace at the back of the dining hall at
Manitou. I visited with his granddaughter, Marney
McCleary, this past summer when I was in Denver for
a visit. She was also a camper/ senior camper at Manitou
while I was there. We had a good time remembering
our camping days. She has a sister there in Denver
too. I lived in Denver from 1975-1994. I never knew
she was in Colorado.
remember Miss Fannie from the summer I spent at Talako.
I recall she was a bit fussy about how things were
done in her kitchen, but the food was good, so it
paid off. I also remember Jeanette Headley as a camper.
was so great when I was growing up. It was at camp
that I learned to swim, row a boat, paddle a canoe,
shoot a bow and arrow, make lanyards, make campfires
and cook over them and many other fun things. It was
my first experience with s'mores and I love them to
this day. I remember Vespers and plays in the barn
at Manitou. Camp was a great escape from the city
(we grew up in Flatbush).
My sister Gayle
went to Talako. I think her last year there she was
the camp nurse. She is now in Denver. My sister Mary
went to Oh-Neh-Tah. She currently lives in Ohio, just
outside of Toledo, and is a tax analyst for Owens-Corning.
Her husband retired last fall. He was the fire chief
in Perrysburg, OH, where they live.
Mary and I were in Acra, NY a few years ago doing
genealogy research. We did not realize how close it
was to the camp or we would have gone by there. Since
Barb shared the alumni list, I have been in contact
with Holly Mitchell, Betsy Hager and Marney McCleary.
I found out that there are some other folks here in
Florida and hope to find them in the near future.
Willenda Truitt Brown, a former art counselor, lives
about an hour north of where I live, but I have not
been able to find a phone number for her.
have sent Barb most of this information and she published
some of it in the newsletter. I have truly enjoyed
those newsletters since finding out about the alumni
group last February. The memories flooded back reading
them. She's doing a great job with the alumni list
I will attach a picture of myself, Gayle and Mary.
It was taken at Christmas, 2002. Since we moved to
FL, Mary has come down here for the holidays every
other year. The cousin that took in Mary and I in
after our mom died lives in the Jacksonville, FL,
area and we usually get together with him.
have a more recent picture of Gayle and I with our
kids (Mother's Day this year) as we were out in Denver
for a wedding. I'll send it too. (This
picture will be posted in the Alumni Photo Album).