In many ways the image of Connie Chalick as a free spirit riding his street machine off into the sunset across Pennsylvania is an appropriate one. Along with his running mates Herbie Cohen, Danny Pevner, and his wife Shirley, Connie left an indelible mark on the evolution of the Saginaw way of life and the lives of campers and staff who were lucky enough to … Continue reading Freedom Rider…R.I.P.
Through efforts of Hank, Peep, and Maddie the tradition of an annual walk-up reunion at the Marriott Waterfront Inner Harbor Hotel continued in Baltimore last week. Their diligent recruitment campaign swelled the numbers of those attending to over 50 Saginaw Alums. The format is simple, a little lunch followed by lots of kibbutzing. Most important, old friends get to share once again big fish stories … Continue reading Saginaw Supes Walk-Up Reunion-2019
Through the concerted efforts of Hank Aberman and his willing cohorts a record crowd of 42 Saginaw Alums attended the Third Annual Saginaw Supes Walk-Up Reunion at the Marriott Waterfront Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore this Sunday. Lots of new faces this year and plenty of renewed connections. As you can see in the photo below they have all mellowed gracefully. Top Row: Sandy (Rose) … Continue reading Saginaw Supes Walk-Up Reunion-2018
Through all the Saginaw generations, original songs were the glue that held the summer camp experiences together. The only given at camp was that we sang incessantly. Often it was musical spontaneous combustion…it just happened without any prompting. There were Hill and Acropolis Songs, Big Show Tunes, Color War Songs, Skit Songs, Bunk Songs, League Team Songs, Spirit Chants, Bus Songs, Campfire Songs, Gag Songs, … Continue reading Most Memorable Camp Songs
The Triennial Alumni Reunion was held the weekend of September 16th as it celebrated the 90th anniversary of the arrival in Oxford of our tribe way back in 1927. For over 150 alums from the 1960’s to today, it was your typical Saginaw three-day celebration of good times with good friends and a bit of charitable generosity to boot in support of the Herb Cohen … Continue reading Saginaw Alumni Reunion 2017
Twenty-One, Taps, and H.O.R.S.E. were all regular parts of the free-time recreation buffet on Hill Court. But 3-on-3 was the lynch pin of all of those “pick-up” games and true bragging rights were at stake. It was announced this week that they are adding 3-on-3 Basketball to the Olympics in 2020. Which prompted old, nostalgic minds who edit this website to think, who were the … Continue reading 3-on-3….Best Ever!
For the second time Hank “Zeus II” Aberman organized a casual Saturday afternoon get together for Saginaw Alums at the Waterfront Marriott in the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. About 20 Supes from the 1950’s through 1970’s got together with old friends for lunch and reminiscence and a whole bunch of needling. The morning began with lots of back slapping and finger pointing at images and … Continue reading Saginaw Supes Walk-Up Reunion-Version II
From the earliest days capturing images of Saginaw life on film was a well established tradition. Whether it was a studio photographer snapping group bunk pictures or an overzealous parent with a Brownie Hawkeye capturing his kid diving at the pool, a major post-season activity was filling photo albums commemorating the Saginaw experience. Here you will see, albiet in black and white since it was … Continue reading Kodak Moments: 1950’s
Upper field was fertile ground for planting seeds of a relationship that could last a lifetime. Couples at Saginaw spent many romantic evenings searching out constellations and other heavenly forms under bright starry skies never imagining where these forays might lead them. For those below it lead to a ceremony with a Marryin’ Sam Ketuba, or a more official one, where they danced the Hora … Continue reading Matrimonial Stakes