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Date Posted: 21:24:14 04/26/08 Sat
Author: Emily Duwel (nee Stern)
Subject: Re: Memory of Coach Simon
In reply to: Luke Fisher 's message, "Memory of Coach Simon" on 16:04:48 12/11/07 Tue

In my time (1972-5), as I am assume all others preceding, we were permitted to swim down at the marble-lined olympic-sized pool located in the north-east corner of the estate -- and would do so from September until the first bitter days of November (and sometimes past, emerging blue-skinned and goose-bumped well past the changing of the leaves) and then again at the end of spring. At the age of 12/13, Coach Simon would walk up and down along the edge of the pool, while I ineptly paddled its length, patiently teaching me to perfect my crawl. I have remained forever grateful.

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[> Re: Memory of Coach Simon -- Dick van Weezel, 13:36:46 05/13/08 Tue

Luke, I remember that day like it was yesterday! Coach Simons was a great guy.... he taught me alot about life and overcoming the things that life can throw at you. I am planning to come to the renunion in October .... see you there?

I've seen a couple of references to Coach Russ Simon
>lately. In the Spring of 1967 Dick VanWeezel and I
>were seniors. About 2:00 one afternoon we cut out of
>school and went down the road toward Ossining for a
>beer. The place had a horseshoe bar and we sat down
>and got a beer. As we talked we looked across the bar
>and saw Coach Simon sitting there drinking. We gulped
>our beers and tried to get out. He motioned us over
>and said, "You dont' know wheere you got your last
>beer, boys." We nodded and split.

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