VOL XXVII Number 1 January 12, 2000
The Schroeder Reunion Newsletter
All the stuff we could dig up!

The Schroeder 2000 (S2K) reunion will be held July 22, 2000 at Oxford Lake, New Jersey


What Happened to November?

Sorry for the delay in getting out this newsletter. It was supposed to be mailed right around Thanksgiving, but the editor has seemed to have misplaced the time from Thanksgiving to Christmas. If anyone finds it please forward it to the editor as he really need it back.

Newsletter Schedule

Hopefully the newsletter will be published on the following schedule:

March 2000
June 2000
July 2000 reminder
This issue will be mailed to everyone on the mailing list. The newsletter will also be emailed to those on the email list.
Adult Bubble Gum Contest

The consensus feedback from the last newsletter was - Good job - but you made these mistakes:

John Zentgraf did the cooking at the reunion. (Thanks John and the editor apologizes for the error).

Mike Schroeder did not do the cooking. (The editor is not sure why this was pointed out special, but it was pointed out by more people than those that said John did the cooking - You might want to work on that image, Mike!)

Caroline Smith (Carolyn's daughter) did the relationship bee. Thanks Caroline.

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Children Bubble Gum Contest

Treasurer's Report

1998 Balance

        Grill Rental


$ 35.00
$ 10.00


        61 Adults @ $8
        18 Children @ $4

$ 72.00

    Total $776.00

1999 Balance $267.57

(Ed. So what happened to the 50-50?)


The executive committee met and considered everyone's concerns about the piñata. The decision was made to keep the piñata but do it with something less dangerous than golf clubs. Think wiffle ball bats people.

Thank's Jack!

This is a public thank you to Jack Weighorst for the wonderful job he does every year. He never gets much recognition for it but we really appreciate what he does! Thanks again for many years of your services!


You can contact me:
by Mail:
    Lloyd Foss Jr
    1344 Hollyberry Lane
    West Chester PA 19380
by Phone:
    610 719 1844
by email:

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Reunion History

Now In the last edition the question was posed when and how the first reunion started. Several people responded that the first reunion was at Camp Hugh Beaver when the original nine met to divide the furnishings from Pap-Pap's house. The most detail came from Aunt Mary. She reports that the date was July 4, 1974 and Uncle Tom made the first mention of this being the first reunion. She also sent the following pictures.

Dock at Camp Hugh Beaver

Thanks, Aunt Mary and all others who sent a history.

The next questions are who has attended the most reunions and who has attended the most reunions in a row? Has anyone attended all of the reunions?

Food Committee Report

The food committee met several times this fall with the following cost estimates of the possible meals to report:

Using last years attendance 60 Adults, 20 Children     Grill Rental =
    Hamburgers 20lb @ $1.89lb =
    Hot Dogs 20lb @ $1.89lb =
    Chicken 20lb @ 1.89lb =
    Rolls 24 8 pkgs @1.59 =
    Plates/utensils/ napkins
Cold cut meal:
    24lb meat @ $5.00 lb
    24lb Cheese @ $4.00lb
    Rolls 24 8 pkgs @ $1.59
    Plates/utensils/ napkins


Pizza Meal:
    30 pizzas @ $10.00
    Plates/utensils/ napkins




Fast Food Fried Chicken Meal:
    180 pieces @ $1.00/piece =
    Sides 10 @ $5.00 =
    Plates/utensils/ napkins




Hamburgers / Hot Dogs / Chicken Meal



    Total $181.56

Now remember all of these are rough estimates and the Hamburger / Hot dog / Chicken meal will need volunteers to cook it. Please send the editor your votes.


The editor suggested starting a guestbook in the last edition. It turns out that a previous editor - Jennifer Davis had already started a guestbook. The editor would like to continue the tradition but needs a volunteer to take it around at the reunion for entries. Anyone who would like to volunteer please email or write the editor.

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Reunion Schedule

No suggestions have been made concerning the schedule so it is unchanged from the last edition.
The preliminary schedule is:

  12:00 - 1:00  -   Social Hour
  12:00 - 4:00  -   Visiting
     -   Swimming
     -   Volleyball
     -   Cards
     -   Exchange Table
  3:00 - 3:15  -   Relationship Bee
  3:15 - 3:30  -   Bubble Gum Contest
  3:30 - 4:00  -   Bubble Gum Contest
  3:30 - 4:00  -   Piñata
  4:00 - 5:00  -   Dinner
  4:30 - 5:00  -   50-50
     -   Annual Meeting
  5:00 - 5:30  -   Pictures
  5:30 - 6:30  -   Auction
  6:30 - 7:00  -   Clean Up

The editor wants to emphasize that this schedule is preliminary only. Any suggestions are greatly welcome.

Schroeder Movie Project

This is going a lot slower than I would like. I have been somewhat successful in videotaping the first reel of the Foss family. You have to clean the film. Then clean the projector. Start the film. Adjust the video camera. Rewind the film to catch the part missed while adjusting the video camera. Stop the projector to clean it after some dirt shows up on the picture. Rewind the film to catch the part missed while cleaning the projector. Stop the projector again to clean it after more dirt shows up. Rewind the film again. Stop the projector and clean it yet again. Rewind the film yet again. Realize that the dirt is not in the projector but a moth that landed on the screen. Kill the moth. Clean the screen where you killed the moth. Rewind the film one more time to catch the part missed while killing the moth. It only took about 40 minutes of videotape to capture 20 minutes of movie. Next Edition: Transferring the videotape to the computer.

Schroeder Shorts

Virginia exhibited some rugs at an exhibition at the Lebanon Historical Museum with the Hunterdon County NJ Rug Hookers Guild in October. She sold a rug for BIG BUCKS to a man who took in the show.

Nancy (Jack's daughter) and Bob Sheck's dog Ruhl has graduated and is with Lacey Tompkins in New York City and was featured on Dateline this year. Their dog Dack is currently up at Canine Companions Training Center on Long Island. He will be going into the Orlando,FL class of Feb 2000. They now have Tierney who is 11 months old and doing well. He has flown with them in front row seating to Orlando this fall and to New York JFK airport.

The Shecks were also in the Greenville Christmas Parade. They walked with the Canine companions for Independence banner. All dogs were Reindeer, the girls were reindeer with red noses and Bob was the big elf!!!

On Sunday November 7th, and again Nov 29th the Shecks were featured in the Greenville Reflector and the Raleigh News and Observer with a story about Canine Companions and volunteer puppy raising.

Nancy's daughter Stephanie has a new address:

Mr & Mrs James Bahr
7310 Sun Valley Drive
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
(got a boat and a new puppy)

Their son Scott also has a new address:

Mr & Mrs Scott Sheck
5816 E Chason Ridge Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28314

Scott is now a Green Beret and will be going overseas next year.

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Schroeder Shorts (Continued)

Mary Schroeder and Joan Bamford attended will be attending two elderhostels in January, one in Knowles Island, South Carolina and one in Tampa, FL. They will be studying about birds and manatees. The third week will be in Disney World, and they will be returning on the autotrain.

Karl, Tom, and John Zentgraf (Karl's son-in-law) have been deer hunting at FT. APHILL the past several weeks. The score is Tom & John each got 7 deer, Karl 2!!

Karl and Jean visited their son Steve and his family for 2 weeks in October. They had a great time! They spent 3 days in Lake Tahoe in a fabulous cabin. Visited Reno, Nevada & saw the River Dancers who were absolutely great. They went trout fishing with Steve for 2 days and caught about 20 nice size trout.

Karl and Jean then we went to Buffalo to visit their son Richard and his family and went fishing with Richard, Adam (Richard' s son) & Amy's boyfriend (Victor). Richard, Adam and Karl I each caught a large brown trout. They claim the ones that got away were 40-inch, 40-pound salmon.

Linda Wadsworth (Karl's daughter) visits about once a month from Columbus, Ohio to see her son Sean and Karl and Jean.

Carolyn's husband Lloyd and their sons Lloyd Jr, Philip, Charles, Andrew and Phil's son Philip Jr went hunting in Maine the week before Thanksgiving. Only Philip got a deer - with his truck in Connecticut on the drive home. (Phil has killed more deer with vehicles than guns!)

The Foss's have been partying away the between Thanksgiving and Christmas. They held a late fall birthday party for Caroline, Philip, Jennifer, Lloyd Jr (Carolyn's children), and Carolines son Mathew at Carolyn and Lloyd's house on November 27. A pre-Christmas party at Lloyd (Carolyn's son) and


his wife Maura's house on December 19, and a Christmas eve party at Charles (Carolyn's son) and his wife Lisa's house.

Tom has been deer hunting at Fort A.P. Hill with Karl and John Zentgraf (Karl's son-in-law). He has also been fishing for rockfish (bluefish) in the Chesapeake bay.

David (Tom's son) and his wife Roxanne will spend about 8 months in the U.S prior to being sent to Mexico City, Mexico.

Burns Bamford won his third election on November 2nd as an Easton City Councilman. He will serve four more years.

Joan will be spending Christmas in Disney World. Burns will fly down on the 16th and return on the 27th. He has to work on the Easton City budget. They are returning via the autotrain starting on the 27th and arriving on the 28th. They will be visiting tier daughter Jill who is now working in the Magic Kingdom as a "character manager" over the holidays. Jill will return to her usual job in January at Typhoon Lagoon.

Alyson and Katelyn Cohen (Joan's daughter Kathy's children) will be in their former babysitter's wedding in December. They will be dressed as miniature brides.

Edward Fritts (Joan's daughter Heidi's son) took a real plane ride on December 4th, and then landed at the "North Pole" (FedEx Hangar) where he was greeted by Mr. and Mrs. Claus. The excursion was sponsored by FedEx and United Airlines at the Allentown airport.

William Fritts (Joan's daughter Heidi's son) celebrated his 2nd birthday on November 16th.

Alex Scheel (Joan's daughter Mary's son) celebrated his 1st birthday on September 16th with a party at his new home in Northampton, PA.

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Ask Katie (Advice for the under 5 Set)

Angel Katie

Dear Katie,
    I have a sleeping disorder. I keep waking up in different places. I go to sleep in the car. I wake up in a store. So I go to sleep again and I wake up in the family room at home. So I go to sleep again and I wake up in my crib. I don't want to turn to coffee candy but where will I wake up next?

        Sleepless with a rattle

Dear Sleepless,
    I have been told this problem before, and I bet you think it is one of the grownups but I think it is different Ask yourself, do you always wake with a certain small fuzzy toy? If yes, that is it. The toy works for the grownups. "Coincidence - the knave, I thinks him highly paid" (Sorry Shakespeare play group this week). One: They are always smiling. Two: They are strong (They ride in the washing machine for fun you know). My advice is stuffing that guy under the couch. The grownups never go there, now that remote controls are bigger. After that I promise no more surprise wake up places.

Ooh I see something that I can reach and I do not know what it is but I am going to try to eat it!



January 2000
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10
Nicole Zentgraf - 88
11 12 13
Linda Wadsworth
14 15
Jessica Foss - 88
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
Scott Sheck - 74
24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Jean Schroeder - 30
February 2000
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    1 2 3 4
William Samual Smith - 93
Katherine Elizabeth Foss - 99
6 7
Robert Sheck - 46
Lisa Foss
Anthony Richard - 91
8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17
Mike Schroeder - 54
18 19Kathy Cohen
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Jennifer Schroeder
Katelyn Cohen - 92
February 2000
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Philip A. Foss, Jr.- 89
2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17
Maura Foss - 61<
Richard Schroeder - 54
Heidi Bamford
21 22 23 24 25
26 27
Pat Lou Schroeder
28 29
Glenn Ackerman - 69
30 31  

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