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 Newsletter MAY 2024   πŸ‘« 🎢 πŸ‘«πŸŽΆπŸ‘« 🎢 πŸ‘« 🎢 πŸ‘« 🎢 πŸ‘« 🎢     IT'S PROM TIME!  Commack South Senior Prom - Huntington Townhouse  It's definitely Senior Prom time and the rules haven't changed.  The girls get dressed in long gowns and the guys get suited up and present flowers.  There's the obligatory 'family gets to take photos of the lovely couple time' that these days include a special trip to a scenic location for Instagram worthy pix.  There are still after-parties, parents house parties and group trips to who knows where! In case you don't recognize anyone in the picture, I'll disclose that I'm the one with the exaggerated smile.  I guess I was just so happy because I didn't do it on purpose.  I did catch a lot of flak about ruining our tables group picture but that didn't ruin our weekend together because the picture wasn't available until a week later!  I remember a group of us driving up to spend the day at Palisades Amusement Park
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Newsletter March 2024  🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷 HAPPY EASTER - PASSOVER - SPRING!    I LOVE THE BIG DUCK!   I have been visiting this duck on and off since I was a kid.  I think my last visit was about ten years ago with my Dad.  The Big Duck is quintessentially Long Island - like the Montauk Lighthouse! Did you know that Long Island's duck farming started in the 1870's when just four surviving Peking ducks arrived in Connecticut, for breeding, out of about 30 that started the trip from China?  After some time, duck farming relocated to Long Island.  By the 1960's, Long Island duck farms were producing 1.5 million ducks a year!  Stricter land use regulations pushed most farmers out of business or into relocating in the midwest in the 70's.  The last remaining duck farm is Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue.  To this day, you can find finer menus proudly proclaiming "Long Island Duck". TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR THE REUNION Tickets are just $140.00 per person and covers the cost o
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Newsletter January 2024 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ HAPPY NEW YEAR! EARLY BIRD TICKETS GO ON SALE FEBRUARY 1st Get Ready!  Get Set!  Take advantage of our EARLY BIRD PRICES!!       Early Bird (February 1st to March 1st) = $130.00      After March 1st Ticket Price = $140.00         At the Door = $160.00  Your committee has already purchased their tickets (we needed the cash flow!) so we start out with 14 confirmed for the reunion.  We know we're going to have a blast!  Please show your support and give us some much needed confidence in anticipated attendance and reserve your ticket during our early bird sale! BUY TICKETS! Since we've combined our reunion with the Class of 1971,  make sure your payment by check or Zelle contains the memo "Class of 1970". You can  mail your payment  by check to our Treasurer, Barbara Dworkin, 8 Evon Lane, St. James, NY  11780  Payable to Barbara Dworkin. ZELLE payments are available but only via Class of 1971 Treasurer, Frank Gaccione.  If you use Zelle,
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NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2023 "Christmas 2023" πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ… Merry Christmas! It's the holiday season and Santa Claus is on TV along with all my favorite holiday movies.  I try to watch them all while decorating, cooking and wrapping and I'm in the thick of it now!   I still love the oldies but goodies; It's a Wonderful Life (my all time favorite), White Christmas and Miracle on 34th Street.  Not that old but so special for this baby boomer, A Christmas Story!  I've got some other favorites in my channel surfing, TiVo storage and Netflix and Prime searching including The Christmas Chronicles (love, love, Kurt Russell's rocking jail scene) and Chevy Chase in A Christmas Vacation. I have a squirrel hidden in my own tree :) In other news, my Dad worked hard on his daily rehab exercises after I left him at Thanksgiving and was able to take a quick trip by car to Washington DC with his wife driving, navigating and schlepping all his gear to tour the W
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  NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2023 "Reunion Update and Thanksgiving Wishes"  πŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒπŸ¦ƒ Happy Thanksgiving! I’m writing this as we get our motor running and head out on the highway driving from Florida to Port Jefferson to see Dad for Thanksgiving this year.  At 93, he can no longer make the trek to Florida for the holidays and warm weather so the sisters are taking turns visiting and I’ve got Thanksgiving.  This is my holiday for refection of Thanksgiving’s past and remember family gatherings with all the young dudes, nine cousins, to Grandmother’s house we go in time to watch the Thanksgiving Parade on her color TV followed by King Kong and Mighty Joe Young on the Million Dollar Movie in black and white. The preparations were organized by the women with the men left to set up tables and chairs and watch us kids when they weren’t smoking cigarettes and watching Captain Kangaroo.  I remember being horrified by the homemade mincemeat pie that only made an appearance on
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NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2023 - "Destination Reunion"   🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴🌴 FINALLY!  We Signed A Contract! Your Reunion committee did NOT take the summer off!  We've been here, there and everywhere looking for the best combination of location, pricing and amenities for a great Florida Destination Reunion. It's in Deerfield Beach, Florida! We have secured some fantastic group room rates for our ocean front resort that we'll be sharing along with the price of our reunion event ticket in our next newsletter.  Our constant goal has been affordability and desirability for maximum attendance and we think we've hit that mark with the Wyndham Deerfield Beach Resort. We're getting a special link from Wyndham Deerfield Beach that you will allow you to access and book the group rates right from our website but you will also be able to call the hotel, if you prefer.   COMING SOON! Our ocean front resort hotel is located in the heart of Deerfield Beach ne
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NEWSLETTER JUNE 2023 -  "Making Connections" ✋✌πŸ‘†πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‹✋πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘†πŸ‘πŸ‘ Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there! I'm back on Long Island this week to celebrate my own Dad on Father's Day.  He's 93 now and some of you may remember him from his escapades while we were growing up in Mayfair.  The most memorable, I think, was one Halloween when he got made up with ratty clothes and a theatrical mixture of maple syrup, oatmeal flakes and mom's make-up on his face and went out to terrorize the neighborhood kids as some lumbering, moaning and groaning hunchback. I passed him on my way home as he was headed out and ran home to report the scary man to mom who just said, "That was your father." It wasn't a half hour later that he came home through the back door, ran to the bathroom, washed and changed while it seemed the whole neighborhood was gathering on our front lawn. "We know he's in there!", "Send him out!"  My Dad finally ope