Archive 10 -
August 2000 - PRE-REUNION
Five Stars *****
Suddenly restaurant critics! Who goes to Minocqua to eat
anyway? I bet the Woodruff Hospital (which Elizabeth Taylor
donated monies to) has a superb cafeteria with succulent trout
and huge chocolate chip cookies! Anyone want to cook outside
over a fire, reminisce underneath the stars, and then go
defecate in the woods???
P'troff, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=57116]
I want this weekend to last as long as possible. I fly into
Milw. in the early afternoon of Wed the 16th. Gak koong Komisar
is driving us up to Woodruff. We'll probably get in late in the
evening. Just tell us where to go ( a set up line if ever I saw
one) and we'll be there. Why don't we just drink a bucket at
the Thirsty Whale (or have dram shop laws rendered that noble
Lee Glicksman, , nevilleflange.com, [Msgid=57189]
Meadow speaks from the ancient land of China:Life is full of
creative forces that always seem to merge on one single road.I
am speaking from Shenzhen China and I am getting ready for my
Michael Meadow Jacobs, 314-535-7602,
Tao of Meadow
Question is young Meadow son...when the many are reduced to
one, to what is the one reduced?
P'troff, , email@example.com, [Msgid=57314]
You Likea my burgers?
I love the juxtaposition of such heavy postings as Meadows and
Peter's zen-like babblings with the picture of Joey Camodeca at
Jeff Mossler, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=57381]
As regards cuisine, I just hope they serve Dorothy's Hukowie
Orange Death soup for lunch one day!...They better not run out
of taco meat, right JP?!
Jeff Mossler, , email@example.com, [Msgid=57382]
Favorite Timber Meal
JayMoss great call on the orange death...What was it
anyhow...tomato soup? My favorite meal was chicken ala king,
with shoestring potatoes! More zen babblings for you JayMoss
son...one cannot step twice into the same river.
p'troff, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=57438]
FooManZurlow, , BocaBri@bosco.com, [Msgid=57630]
Dinner - Little Bo's?
Alas, Little Bo's is not what it once was but the atmosphere
has not changed. It's still a good spot to reminisce and
imbibe. Duck is still on the menu but the dumpling is missing
as are the carraway seeds. The bullet holes are still there as
is the mounted deer rear. It's easy and familiar. The Guide's
Inn in Boulder Junction has the best walleye around but little
Shimmy, , email@example.com, [Msgid=57825]
for those who want to find a nice romantic corner with
ThisIsn'tPUD, shix022, SeeYaAtDa'Arrowhead, [Msgid=57840]
Only John Marks Could Have Written The Above.
For those of you who've yet to cruise the "Official" Timberlane
site ( the Mike Cohen site---camptimberlane.com), there are
MANY pics of present day camp there, along with activity shots,
cabin shots, "Casino Night" and some other interesting things
to check out, but was lookin' for either DGMA or Bucket Night
shots and couldn't locate. Of course, there are a number of
Trampball shots, wherein Pud will be giving a clinic on the
infamous "Pud Shot" and Steve Lebau will clinic his
"no-arch/over-your-head-shot". Looking forward to seein' all my
buddies in a coupla' week.
Pudrick, 800/GrundyMarks, Jon460@netscape.net, [Msgid=57844]
car at Rhinelander Int'i
I have a rental car for my arrival in Rhinelander Int't on
Thurday at 9; 45 pm . Anyone need a ride other that G.
steve lebau, 410.466.8286//4, firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=57929]
A Challenge for Coach Marksy
This is an official challenge to John Marks and his followers.
These followers include, Pud, JP, the Mossler boys, among
others. The challenge I will refer to is a softball game that
will take place the weekend of the reunion. As of today, I have
commitments from the following: Dean (Big Stick) Salit, David
(The Negotiator) Morris, David (Knuckleball) Susman, Ross (The
Claw) Cahn, Meadow (Hot Corner) Jacobs, and David (Where's my
inhaler?) Branovan. So Marks, dust off your Ernie Banks glove,
tell JP to dig through his house and find his Tim McCarver
special, tell Jeff Mossler to find his 4 fingered Ty Cobb mitt,
and let Pud know that there is a childrens department at
WalMart where he can find a glove to fit his little paws. There
are two ways to qualify for my team, either you must be between
the ages of 32-36 and/or you must have been an SC at camp the
years of 1985-1987. If you qualify, contact me by e-mail before
the reunion. You must be A PLAYER to be a member of this team,
sorry Leiken. Marksy, get your team together, name the stakes
(maltarino time!!), don't run scared.
Danny Plattner, , email@example.com, [Msgid=57937]
Donny, The Clueless One
Donny, I have no desire to play softball, and am certainly not
a follower of John Marks!!!!!!!!!!!
Jeff Mossler, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=57956]
P.S. Donny. The only person I EVER followed is now playing
guitar with his 4 fingers in heaven!
Jeff Mossler, , email@example.com, [Msgid=57957]
Tall words for a bulletin board, Lil Danny! Why challenge
Marksy? Be prepared for all the old timers who can run, jump,
hit, spike, spit and (totem-pole piss) further, higher and
harder than any thirty-something!!! Better make sure to pack a
large tube of Ben Gay! Remember, the rest of us are not a
team...we are a gang!
P'troff, , nanpeter@megsinet, [Msgid=57993]
Who do I Play For?
Donny, I have no desire to play softball either, but you
challenged me by calling me an oldtimer and invited me to play
on your team in the same frikkin breath. (I am 37)
Rick Mossler, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=58052]
I'm sorry Donny....I just got home after playing Whispering
Straits and Blackwolf Run River Course. I read your posting and
you fail to remember.....all of my so called followers would
rather own a baseball team than play in one....except Pud- who
would be a beer vendor for us. I believe at this point, you
would have a better chance in a Plum Lake Golf experience
challange than a baseball game however there you might have a
problem too. I don't believe Moss would want to spend 4-5 hours
with you....much less any of us. Plus..I gave my baseball glove
to my kid and he doesn't like to lend it to me! ONE LAST THING
DONNY.....I guarantee that Alan Esrock and Gary Oglander could
still hit a ball to the woods-- you young "kids" don't know
about the Timber-staff before us-- many of them could play alot
of sports well and probably still can.
Marksy, , email@example.com, [Msgid=58164]
Nice job of changing your age requirements after my message was
Rick Mossler, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=58182]
Now Playing Shortstop...
Donny...unless you change your requirements again, Pud is on
YOUR team, he came up late and was an SC in '85.
Gazzoo, , email@example.com, [Msgid=58196]
Letsski Is Not a Deli
I'm with Rick....although I'll probably stick to two ski's or
Who's warming up the boats Friday morning?
Bosco, , GimmeaBowlRun@Footin.com, [Msgid=58257]
Rainy Day Activities
If rain should dampen our weekend, Pete, JP, Lee and Jon Healy
will be conducting a Pot Shop clinic.
You find me in my Den, .....denning out.
Bosco, , IsInspectionOverYet?@WakeMeFor1stPeriod.com, [Msgid=58264]
MARK THE DATE WITH REFLECTION, REMEMBRANCE, AND DANCE.
August 9, 1995 - August 9, 2000 (5th Anniversary)
Pud, (800)MissDancin, Jon460@netscape.net, [Msgid=58420]
And Flomax Too
Who knows what the Polarski pole is? (as referred to by Mike
Cohen on the post on Tushball.com's announcement page) Red and
Pud don't bother answering, I know you know.
Rick Mossler, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=58502]
More obscure trivia
Late Brothers (not dead)
I realise that this is pretty late, but I just looked the
archives from last month. Two more sets of brothers are Andy
and Mark Bleiden and Larry and Benjie Levine. I am not on the
list for the reunion, but I will be there. I am really excited
to see so many old faces, bald heads and pot bellies. And, Pud,
I am surprised you did not respond to my last message about
needing a ride. I mean the least you could do is promise me a
ride. You never show up any way, so what's the big deal?
Bobby Handmaker, , email@example.com, [Msgid=58513]
Please find herewith pasted my 7-24-00 posting to you...
"FLASHBACK - MEMPHIS, TN - APR 2, 1995 - (MY 35TH BIRTHDAY) I'm
drivin' north, Bobby... Date=2000-07-24 Pud, 309-691-3083,
Jon460@netscape.net, [Msgid=55903]" Andy & Mark Bleiden
were previously mentioned, although nice call on the Levine
brothers there. Can we be pals again? I mean--we're both almost
the same height...Regarding Rick's "polarsky," he's quite
generously thrown out a couple very relevant clues, but one
needs to understand the lingo in play here. That very same day,
I believe, I traded Rick my Clarence Gatemouth Brown tape for
somethin' that satisfied "King Nick."
Pud, (309)691-3083, Jon460@netscape.net, [Msgid=58524]
I don't know about the Polarski pole, but I know who invented
the Shmeg Pole!
Jeff Mossler, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=58526]
Bobby the Gourmet
Handmaker, I know you have a full head of hair, but I'd be
careful about the potbelly comments!
Jeff Mossler, , email@example.com, [Msgid=58527]
X Marks The Spot
Well Marksy, if you sit at the old Annex you'll have some dirt
on your ass because the place was torn down years ago.
Gazzoo, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=58589]
Shmeg pole Polarski Pole P'troffsky Pole Pol Pot?
P'troff, , email@example.com, [Msgid=58600]
Vladimir (call me Bill)
The Polarski pole was named after the guy who came in with the
set-up. The further hint is that Rick Moss has repeatedly
wrapped his fingers around it and for its proper purpose, did
not want it to be all lubed up.
aboutatousand, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=58628]
My friend Pud & Mossie's new do
Did not see it Pud. Sure we can be friends. Let's start with a
little role play so that we can get accustomed to our renewed
friendship. I will be Caesar and you can be Brutus. Yep
Moss-sportin a little gut, but even my gut has hair on it. We
can talk about a transplant for a nominal fee.
Bobby H, , email@example.com, [Msgid=58654]
following the fat guy
Moss - I believe that would be more like 4 1/2 fingers to be
shimmy, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=58735]
Kaufman & Corrine
Ok Rick, you're right, I made a mistake. Underhanded as it may
seem, I am willing to admit that I made a change to correct my
error. Now Marksy, you seem to forget that I live in Arizona
and can play golf 365 days per year. Why would I want to play
at Plum Lake? I am willing to accept your challenge, if that
was in fact a challenge, on my home turf. Next time you are in
Tucson, I will be happy to introduce you to golf the way it was
supposed to be played with narrow fairways, cactus,
rattlesnakes, coyotes, and surrounded by mountains. Peter
Kaufman, I want to thank you for being the only person who is
willing to accept the challenge. Unfortunately, you will be
unable to assemble a team, or even attend. I have a feeling
Corrine will have you trapped in a bear hug for the entire
weekend. My team is assembled. I have received commitments from
Bernie, I mean Brian (The Boxer) Williams, and David (The
Professor) Raskin. Also, Gazzoo was correct. After hours of
research and a thorough investigation, Pud was in fact an
official member of the 1985 staff. Therefore, Pud (Secret
Weapon) Heller has also been added to my team. Marksy, good
luck with your team of investors in your purchase of a baseball
team. Isn't there a minor league (rookie ball or single A) team
in Indianapolis? My team will find worthy opponents.
Danny Plattner, , email@example.com, [Msgid=58830]
No Hi-Howe for U
I have been informed by Bob (The Investigator) Gassel, that
Hi-Howe is closed for remodeling.....so please stay tuned for a
Bosco, , YaHeyDer@aol.com, [Msgid=58879]
Gazziemaheimer is that a picture of Wally Posner hanging from a
support beam? Bosco two words for you...yer hertin!
P'troff, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=58909]
That's not Wally...it's the older Wino (I forget his full
name). You'll have to excuse me while I go back to my vigil
waiting for Hi-Howe to reopen...
Gazzoo, , email@example.com, [Msgid=58933]
I think I know that nail....
I believe that is Jeff Weinstein and I think it's the nail that
Carl Bassewitz and I put up in Seminole cabin. and
btw.......GAZZOO is changing messages---Hi Howe is fair at
Marksy, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=58937]
I would guess that I ran as many obstacle courses for Pow
Wow/UN and other non-regular days as anyone. The Polarski Pole
was used basically as an intoxicant. As part of the race,
competitors would run to the pole, bend over, and touch their
forehead to one end while the other touched the ground. Then he
would spin around the pole several times as fast as possible.
Running to the next obstacle was often entertaining for
spectators. I believe the pole's origin goes back to the days
when a pole was used to slam boardwalk supports into the sand
(and schmeg). And yes, that's Jeff Weinstein hanging from the
nail in Seminole in 1979. He and I spent some time their as did
Meadow. Meadow's weight "got him off the hook" so to speak, as
his underwear would rip, while Jeff and I could hang for half
Ross, , email@example.com, [Msgid=58939]
I'm forced to respond and say that I've had dozens of meals at
Hi-Howe and enjoyed every one of them. Sam knows how(e) to run
a tight ship.
But then again, I only have an associates degree in culinary
arts and am a certified chef....so what do I know about
Chef Bosco, , YaHeyDer@aol.com, [Msgid=58941]
As you can see, we are still working on a din-din plan for
Wednesday. Keep checking back. Meanwhile my day is pretty much
open as my Chi-town host is busy until late evening (thanks
Pete!) Is anyone interested in hooking up with me Wenesday
morning and schlepping me around?....I arrive at Midway at
10:15am. We will have access to Mr. Kaufmans pool which,
weather permitting, will help me simulate a Florida tan.
About a half doz have expressed interest in dinner, so I'm
working on that....just tried calling Charlie Beinlich's in
Northbrook to see if they will be open Wed night as they are
notorious for being open only limited hours....but no
Need some input here. Marksy has suggested L-Woods in
Lincolnwood, an idea I'm assuming many of you will shoot
Bosco, , YaHeyDer@aol.com, [Msgid=58942]
Chef of the future
Bosco you are getting weaker by the moment! Why don't you do a
Mickey Dees drive through, choke down a few graphix, schloss
back a few Old Milwaukee "fan-cans" then you can really say
you've tasted Chicago! Now I have tree words fer u: Yer Relly
P'troff, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=58954]
Hi-Howe is the only chinese restaurant where I will, under no
circumstances, share my food. The first time I went there, it
was with Gazzoo. We sat down, and I asked Gazzoo what he wanted
to get. Gazzoo responded sharply, "I am getting beef with
garlic sauce and I ain't sharin!" "Gazzoo, the reason that we
eat Chinese food is to taste different things, to experience
new dishes, to enjoy the proverbial cornucopia of culinary
delights. No Sharing? Unthinkable," I said. Gazzoo was
steadfast and informed me that I could get whatever I want, but
I was not going to get any of his food. When the food came,
Gazzoo put a touch of hot mustard in the dish and mixed it in
so that the beef was scented with the pungent condiment. After
much pleading, I convinced him to at least let me taste the
cherished morsels. I will never forget that moment. When tender
slices of meat (more than likely, it did come from a cow)
tickled my tongue on its way to palate, I immediately got a
woody. The garlic and the mustard and probably a mound of MSG
all coalesed into a dish for the gods; succulent, tasty,
heavenly, divine. Guys, I eat for a living and have been for
the last seven years. The beef with garlic sauce with a touch
of hot mustard is on my top ten list of things I have ever
eaten-up there with the lobster pot stickers at Vong in New
York, the Beef Wellington at La Maisenete in Cincy, the Marlin
with Ginger Sauce at Plongier in Sint Maarten, the Escargot at
The Plaza Athennee in Paris, the dry baby backs at the
Rendezvous in Memphis, and the Applewood Smoked Duck Breast
with a Tangerine Reduction at the Turtle Creek Mansion in
Dallas. Believe me, the little Chinese joint is not to be
Bobby H., , email@example.com, [Msgid=58974]
More on Hi-Howe
Maybe I should clarify, Coach... I am not saying Hi-Howe is the
best Chinese restaurant...I'm sure your Carmel Catshit is fine
for a Wisconsinite's limited pallate. I am referring to ONE
DISH, the Beef Garlic Sauce, as being the best thing I've ever
eaten. No one who has ever tried it has disagreed.
Gazzoo, , , [Msgid=58997]
Regarding the Casino night -- I know we're now trashing the
ethnic food (or lack thereof) of my hometown -- but I thought
this might be of interest. Leiken was just at camp (he called
me from the runway of O'Hare while stuck on a United flight).
He tells me that "Casino Night" also includes an auction of
camp memorabilia, such as old cabin signs, an Arrowhead sign
(probably dug out from the ghetto), and so on. Marksy, as a
former head of Athletics, you should probably get the entire
shack for your backyard.
David Raskin, 773 271 3525, firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=59009]
I say we all pitch in a buy the tree behind the kitchen for
Bobbo Heilbronner. DNA tests will prove that the tree should
rightfully go to him-- along with the ketchup, mustard and
everything else that probably stained the tree bark.
marksy, , Gast@ward, [Msgid=59012]
Are "they" going to auction-off Corrine!?!
P'troff, , email@example.com, [Msgid=59030]
Going Once, Twice, sold to Corrine...
I don't know if Corrine will be up for auction, however, if a
night with Peter Kaufman was offered, Corrine would certainly
pay every last cent she earned from the sale of the Arrowhead
for that special night. By the way, who will be up north
Wednesday night? I will not be available for dinner, but what
about later? How about the Arrowhead at 10:00?
Danny Plattner, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=59062]
I say we dump Casino Night and engage (and this goes back a
ways for you neophytes who started camp after these games were
outlawed) in a brutal game of either "Infiltration" or European
Handball. Expect me and my entourage Thursday around
Pudrick, , email@example.com, [Msgid=59071]
Better Late than Never
Better Late than Never.... A late charge of former members of
the Memphis Mafia will be joining the festivities in the North
Woods of Wisconsin this weekend. Richard Greenwald and Bobby
Weiss will be available for all challengers in a 2 on 2
basketball tournament....For a gallon of A&W; Root Beer. I am
looking forward to seeing each of you, and to properly affix
the blame to my former counselors who sent me off on this
BW, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=59092]
What's the best way to drive from the North side of Chicago to
David Raskin, , email@example.com, [Msgid=59156]
For Dr. Raskin--
GO NORTH. Actually, just mailed you MapQuest.com
directions--you can either pick up I-90 (Kennedy Expressway)
and hump it thru Rockford/Madison and then North or you can hop
on I-94 (Edens Expressway), bypass Milwaukee on the 894 SETUP
and hook into 45/41 NORTH (to Oshkosh), to 110, to 10 West, to
51NORTH (at Stevens Point) and just beat it on down the
Pud, , , [Msgid=59159]
I highly recommend the I-90 route...faster and a lot less
gazzoo, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=59166]
GAZOO is wrong---again
Raskin....the I-90 route that Gazzoo is TOTALLY WRONG on ..is
30 minutes longer to camp. Believe it or not--follow Pud's
directions! or you can listen to Gazzoo's wife who doesn't
realize that I haven't been wrong since 1972. Bottomline, I
could care a less which way you go as long as you get there in
marksy, , Pudknowstheway@camp, [Msgid=59171]
Do what you want but Gazzoo and I go up there every
year.....when was the last time Pud or Groucho Marx went
Mrs. Gazzoo, , email@example.com, [Msgid=59198]
Chi-Town Dinner Wednesday Night
My plans have changed a bit for Wednesday, and I am now iffy
I will no longer be coming from the city, but rather from
Midway straight to the burbs to take care of some biz.
So yous guys might have to fend for your dinner on your
own....think you can manage that?
If anyone (Marksy) still has an idea for dinner, feel free to
post your (Marksy) suggestion here.
And just maybe I'll show up.....ok? (Marksy)
Bosco, , YaHeyDer@aol.com, [Msgid=59244]
Up North Hey
Any of you city boys gonna be up north Wednesday night?
Branovan and I will be at the A-head or Little Musky at around
Danny Plattner, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=59251]
Save me a Stool
Okay Donny...We'll all meet you at the Arrowhead at 10pm...
Gazzoo, , email@example.com, [Msgid=59252]
Gazzoo could you please change the Joey Comedeca Photo for
something a little more reunionesque? How did Danny get the
P'troff, , firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=59277]
Peter...how about a picture of Donna ----since we all have our
special memory of her
Who Didn't Do Donna, , EveryoneButJimmyHiken, [Msgid=59280]
WHERE CAN I SLEEP WED. NIGHT?
My plans are "uncertain" right now, but hope to solidify them
by 5PM this evening (Tuesday). I'm flirting w/idea of coming in
early Wed. evening; WHERE and WITH WHOM can I sleep that night?
Serious replies only...
Pud, (309)691-3083, Jon460@netscape.net, [Msgid=59282]
Peter, good trivia question. My nickname "Donny" was developed
in the summer of 1984, Harry, Billy, Gorchoff, and some kid
named "Tony" were involved.
Danny Plattner, , email@example.com, [Msgid=59314]
Hey guys, thanks for the directions. See you all thrs.
David Raskin, 773 271 3525, firstname.lastname@example.org, [Msgid=59352]
A note from the Mrs.
Looking forward to seeing you all! Many of you I already know
and love..and the rest...I've seen old videos, pictures and
typed/transferred so many stories that you're all LEGENDS! I'll
be right next door at Timberlane Lodge and hope to meet up with
y'all in town with Gazzoo at night. We'll also be stopping by
at Agawak to say hi to some of you wives who I've made buddies
with over the years. Lucky for me I have a complete Camp
Timberlane wardrobe as Bob was a kid when he wore all that
stuff last! Can't wait! I'll see you during your "Cruiser
Mrs. Heidi Gazzoo, , email@example.com, [Msgid=59355]
I remember Gazzoo
...and Gazzoo probably hasn't washed the old Timberstuff
Greenpants@lways, , , [Msgid=59505]
Leaving for camp on a GOOD note!
Again, I'm looking forward to seeing you all...even you
Mrs. Gazzoo, , , [Msgid=59538]
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