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02/20/21 01:05 AM #1719    


Marilyn Ford (Evans)

Amy, I know3 we are in a pandemick but when this is over or safe enough 

do you think you will set up a mini reuion at the Terminal. I for one whould 

like to get back to somewhat normal again. When traveling home I enjoyed

seing class mates again. We have been blessed to live 3/4 of a Century

02/20/21 08:31 AM #1720    


Janet Hoffman

I am not an anti-VAXer, but it took me a while to agree with my doctors about the shingles vaccine, until a friend had such a bad case that it caused permanent nerve damage, so I went for the shots.  Other than a sore arm both times it was pretty much a walk in the park. And I got all the other shots my doctor recommended (pneumonia, flu, tetanus-diphtheria-whooping cough) with no side effects for any of them.  I am still having trouble getting an appointment for the Covid shots here in New York City.  Maybe the powers that be want me to wait!?   I am on a couple of lists and keep checking websites so I am sure I will get it at some point, and frankly I think there will be plenty of supply now that more effort is going into distribution and once the weather calms down.  Since I have been living like a hermit I am not concerned about the delay.

02/20/21 12:25 PM #1721    

Sunny Ingber (Drohan)

Good afternoon classmates. Received my second shot of Moderna last late afternoon. Got home, we had our happy hour, then our matzah ball soup. Really good. We were going to watch a series we have been following on Acorn(19-2) but I was getting tired. Went to bed and slept until 3:00 AM. Watched a bit of the ladies finals at the AO. By 5 I fell back toi sleep. Woke up at 8:15, checked my arm. A bit sore, where the injection went in. That is it. Got up and felt terrific. I consider my self lucky. 

Hope all of you who haven't received their shot/shots, I hope you will get them soon. I now have to wait a month or so to get my second Shingrix shot. That is one disease I do not want.  I have till June 23rd.

Jerry C. Keep the faith. You will get your vaccine.















02/21/21 05:14 PM #1722    


Carolyn Ford (Swain)

Hello Classmate Family,                                                                                              2020  was brutal for all of us but now that 2021 has ushered in we can see some light. I have had both of my Moderna Vaccine shoots, my doctor contacted me new years eve. and set up appointment for me as I have Parkinson and put me close to the front of the line. The first had ever muscle in my body hurting for two days but the second no pain at all. I have lost a number of close friends this past year due to illness and was unable to say goodby. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and making new ones this year and the years to come. Kindness, Friendship, and Love will hold us together.  Everyone take care of yourselfs and hold your family and friends close.  

02/22/21 11:42 AM #1723    


Amy Shelanski

Hi everyone,

I had my first Moderna shot two weeks ago; 2 weeks to go to my second one. my arm hurt; I was very tired and nothing more. Can't wait to get back to work, back to the world, etc. Still working and just changed real estate brokerages. Now at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox and Roach at the Harper - Ritltenhouse Square. A name too long, but a great place. If you need me, I'm here.

Hoping we can have a 60th reunion in two years, unmasked, able to hug. Wishing everyone health and happiness in 2021.


03/04/21 08:40 PM #1724    

Helen Batt (Feinberg)

Greetings from Albuquerque! I'm happy and grateful to say I've had two Pfizer shots. If any of you are still hesitant about getting vaccinated, please reconsider. Our classmate and my former sister-in-law, Debbie Hirsch Batt Argitis "celebrated" her 75th last month in Abington Hospital. She was there for 6 weeks fighting Covid and was finally discharged to a rehab today. We're all very grateful that she survived this, and trust me, it was touch and go for quite a while. Please all stay well and get the shots.. any reaction to the vaccine is nothing compared to the virus!

03/05/21 02:35 PM #1725    

Barbara Brownstein (Schonberger)

Hi Everyone - I really appreciate all the comments about the vaccine.  My husband and I are still on the fence about getting it, we had covid in November and we were both very sick. We never had to go to the hospital but it took us 3 weeks to a month to feel human again  Since we had it we kind of know what the side effects could be so we are hesitent to get it. Please keep posting all the comments they do help. 


03/05/21 05:12 PM #1726    

Sunny Ingber (Drohan)

Hi Barbara,

So sorry you had to endure the Covid. But of course happy you are over it. 
All I can say is, for us the vaccine gives us confidence that we can beat this vile disease. 
Unless you have a condition that warrants not getting it, I would get it done. If you get side effects, they will be over in a day or day in a half. Small price to pay. 
you don't want to one day, if only......

Sunny Ingber Drohan

03/06/21 01:03 PM #1727    

Harriet (Nikki) Lang

Hi Barbara, my opinion is a bit different than the rest. As a physician, I have studied these vaccines inside out and upside down, and I'm afraid I am not going to make your decision making any easier. I personally will not take this vaccine under any circumstances. If you want to know why I will be happy to explain it to email address is

03/06/21 07:15 PM #1728    


Janet Hoffman

I have considered various points of view concerning the vaccine and, after studying information from various sources, and weighing the pros and cons,  I came out on the side of taking it.  I had my first shot last week.   

03/07/21 04:41 PM #1729    

George Trapp

Am happy to know that thus far all of us who had covid recovered. I was over it quickly in early January. Jan had nothing but a sore arm after round one. Round two produced a sore arm day 1, a fever and aches day 2, day 3 on she felt fine.

I consulted my cardiologist in late Feb. After some questioning he was a go and GP got me punched on Friday. Sore arm overnight. Round two April 5th.

Repeating an earlier statement. Jan and I refuse to hide out in fear. Especially not with most of our lives in the rear view mirror.

My real concern is for the young people K thru 12. Many have real difficulty learning online. Even worse is the emotional toll on some. Grandson had some anxiety issues prior to covid which are worse now. One of his better friends is currently institutionalized after a serious suicide attempt. Blessedly, there is a group of solid kids who have hung together from the start, always there for each other. His HS is hybrid with two days live, three days online. He has remarked that even live is far from what it was pre covid.

Teachers who will not return to a live classroom are real "woosies". Of course I knew that when I watched most of my colleagues bail from the Jr hi I taught in the day TMI melted. The school was less than 10 crow fly miles from the island. A few stayed until the last student was loaded out or picked up by a parent. Evidently few realized that if the radiation had already escaped containment we had already been badly exposed.

Understand the concern for families. A half million deaths attest to the seriousness of covid, but the numbers say that most will recover and that number is steadily improving.

We have a few friends who are positively paranoid. My biggest laugh was driving one evening in January in a widely spaced business area. There was no one about but the guy I saw out walking in the cold and 30 mph wind gusts . This was not some old sickly guy, rather a guy about 40. Anyone care to explain why he was wearing his mask ? Most of my money would be on fear of covid.

03/08/21 11:06 AM #1730    

Lynn Sill (Benson)

First time commenting. But could not resist. Wearing a mask in cold weather is a great idea. It keeps the wearer from breathing in the freezing cold air  it makes cold air breathing much more comfortable, especially when exercising.  Try it !

03/14/21 07:33 PM #1731    

Susan Fishman (Orlins)

I'm so glad to hear about many of our classmates doing well and getting vaccinated.

If anyone is still in doubt, consider that vaccines have wiped out smallpox, polio, and measles (at least until some parents believed widely a debunked theory about measles vaccine).

More than a half million Americans have died from Covid and none of the fully-vacinated millions who have received full doses of the vaccine have died or been hospitalized. As a recent article in the Atlantic stated: 

"Virginia’s vaccine coordinator told The New York Times last weekend. 'A hundred percent efficacy against deaths and hospitalizations? That’s all I need to hear.'”

Me too. For the first time in more than a year I took the train to New York this week to visit my daughter (wearing mask, of course).

Wishing everyone good health!

07/08/21 04:12 PM #1732    


Terri Saltzman (Cannon)

Earlier this year I spoke to Gary Williams, I would check in with Jerry Chonin every few months.  Sadly Jerry passed away this past Spring 2021.  Gary and Jerry shared a beautiful life together. This is a huge loss for Gary. If anyone would like to contact Gary, his info is the following. 

Gary Williams 25 Shady Brook Drive Langhorne PA 19047

If anyone would like to make a donation in Memory of Jerry, you can send it to 

Saint James Episcopal Church  330 S Bellevue Ave  Langhorne PA 19047





07/09/21 07:47 AM #1733    


Joan Winer (Wilking)

Sorry to read about Jerry Chonin. The inevitable is creeping up on us. Glad to see so many of us still thriving though through these remarkable twisted times. Thanks to the internet I keep up with what a lot of you are up to and you with me. Terry: I love that Canadensis is still going stong... actually it appears to be stronger than ever. I write, and make ceramics, and do probono design for arts organizations and some political candidates and causes. In March of 2020 I started daily drawings as the pandemic reared it's ugly head. 420 days later I stopped, on Mother's Day this year. If you'd like to view a time capsule of everything we've endured, you can see them by following me on Instagram at


07/09/21 01:36 PM #1734    

Carol Kutner (Winig)

Thank you for posting Terri.  I guess you figured out how to do it before me.  Gary and Jerry visited with Terri and others from our, anf the visited with my husband another.   Great guy and Gary was so good to Jerry. RIP FRIEND




07/09/21 04:06 PM #1735    

George Trapp

Sorry to hear about Jerry.
Been a while since I updated on Lois. She is at home but under Hospice care. She is easily confused as is Marty. Recently Marty said something entirely divorced from reality to which she replied making a statement that included the words I'm dying". This was the first time I heard her lay it out so bluntly, though I suspected as much. When I questioned her about a possible time frame she promised to get back to , but didn't.
This has occurred several times over the past couple of months. Both her memory and her energy have joined her mental acuity in not being what they were.
After nearly 3 months of silence brought on by computer failure she and I are communicating pretty frequently again. She knows that Jan and I continue to pray, asking God's will for her life life.
If you wish to contact her , her email and address remain the same as I have posted in the past.. Am sure she would enjoy hearing from you. You might get a reply ----- or not.

07/10/21 09:35 AM #1736    

Marsha Dishler

i am saddened to hear of the passing of Jerry Cronin. He was a bright soul and well loved by many.  


07/10/21 01:27 PM #1737    


Carolyn Ford (Swain)

Hi Classmates, 

George can you please post Lois and Marty's information again. 

Thanks  Carolyn Ford Swain

07/11/21 12:18 PM #1738    

Sunny Ingber (Drohan)

So to hear about Jerry Chonin's passing. I looked back at post in Feb. about getting his Moderna shot and stopping his chemo. I think he knew the end was near and he was at peace with that. 
I am sorry for his loved ones and hope they believed he was ready. 
RIP Jerry🙏  
Sunny Ingber Drohan


07/11/21 12:20 PM #1739    

Sunny Ingber (Drohan)

Didn't see I missed sorry in previous post

08/27/21 07:27 PM #1740    


Nancy Eisenberg (Einhorn)

So very sorry to hear,our beautiful classmate inside and out Elaine Griffin Mott passed away in April. Rest In Peace dear sweet Elaine. 

08/28/21 04:51 PM #1741    

Carol Kutner (Winig)

Elaine was a real hero.   She was sick for quit a while and was so strong through it all.  Saw her before Covid and then because of Covid that stopped. She had wonderful marriage to a great guy who helped her through it all. May she Rest In Peace.

08/28/21 07:59 PM #1742    

Sunny Ingber (Drohan)

So sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. In H.S. I knew her, but not since. Always liked her and thought she was a special person. 

It's always difficult to find that our friends from H.S have left us. It was our our link to our past. 

Rest in Peace Elaine. Hope her family will find peace.


08/29/21 01:13 PM #1743    


Carolyn Ford (Swain)

Good morning everyone , so sorry to here of Elaine's passing. I remember here as part of the band she was one of our baton twirlers . She was very nice. Prayers go out to her family . 

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