|SNYDER ALUMNI NEWS
|"Go west, young man........go west."
|Artie Sutcliffe never listened to Horace Greeley when he uttered those famous words. Artie is going North.
And I mean North......all the way to Alaska. Artie and a buddy from L.A. are driving an RV from California to
Alaska for what sounds like the journey of a lifetime. I received this email from Artie on Monday, June 27.
I'm in LA getting ready to leave tomorrow to head north to Alaska. We have a huge motor home. I'll keep
you posted along the way.
I'm sure Artie will have some great experiences to tell us about so I look forward to hearing from him and
reporting it on this page. I know Artie wanted to make the last "nite out" but he was preparing for the trip.
He will definitely be at a future event and I know he will have some great photos and some great stories to
tell. So I wish him luck, good weather, and no flats!
Artie....if you get a chance to read this.......have a great trip......we'll see you soon.
|A STAR IS BORN
|Received this from Diane Rogalski on Monday, June 27.
Here is an item of interest for the new web pages.
Go see War of the Worlds. It opens this Wednesday and I am an extra in the film. My scene is set on a parkway - everyone's
car has stopped at the same time and we are gathering together to find shelter and escape from the aliens. I'm wearing a black
ski jacket with a very colorful woolen scarf and the car I was in is a light green Rav4. I haven't seen the film yet so I don't know if
I'm really in it or if I wound up on the cutting room floor. What a lot of fun we had shooting this in Staten Island.
Well, Diane........good luck in your film debut. I plan on going to see the movie and I hope to see you on the big screen.
|OK, I STARTED IT OUT FOR YOU. NOW IT'S YOUR TURN. SEND ME SOMETHING INTERESTING
TO POST ON SNYDER ALUMNI NEWS. IT CAN BE ANYTHING. DIANE AND ARTIE DID AND IT
WAS A GREAT WAY TO START THIS PAGE OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT, OR IN THE CASE OF
US SNYDER TIGERS.......PAW.
MAYBE YOU CELEBRATED A BIRTHDAY, OR AN ANNIVERSARY......OR MAYBE ONE OF YOUR
KIDS GRADUATED.......OR GOT MARRIED.......OR HAD A BABY (ahhhhhhh, that would make you
a grandparent), MAYBE YOU VISITED AN EXOTIC LOCALE ON VACATION, OR ARE PLANNING
ONE.........YOU GET THE IDEA.........SEND SOMETHING!......LET YOUR OTHER CLASSMATES
KNOW WHAT YOU'VE BEEN UP TO........CURIOUS MINDS WANT TO KNOW.
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Left LA June 25 ,through Ore. and Wash. into Canada to a seaport
called Prince Ruppert. Loaded us and the motorhome onto a ferry and sailed the
inner passage to Juneau , Alaska then drove to Fairbanks and Anchorage.
Stopped at Denali Federal Wildlife Preserve and we stumbled onto a momma
grizzly with 2 cubs who were up a tree. The mom charged at us to frighten us
away. IT worked. Next we drove the Alaskan Highway through the rest of
Alaska and into the Yukon section of Canada. It's totally wild. We have seen
bears, caribou, deer, elk, moose, bald eagles, ospreys, arctic ground
squirrels, beavers, mink, lynx, foxes, both the animals and the humans, and all of
them on the roadsides and sometimes in the road. Some mountain goats were
in the road and I got out of the motor home and they started head butting me
so I had to climb up the rear ladder of the motor home to escape. Currently
in Vancouver, a beautiful city with one of the biggest drug problems in the
world. They give away heroin because they think it stops break ins, etc. I
don't see how they think it's working. I'll keep you posted. We still have 4
more weeks to go. Say hello to everybody
|THE PUBLISHED WORKS OF SNYDER GRADUATE BENNETT MURASKIN
It's always nice when one of our own does well, as is the case with Bennett Muraskin. Bennett has had many of his writings published.
1) Humanist Readings in Jewish Folklore, (2001) an anthology of Jewish folktales.
2) Let Justice Well Up Like Water: Progressive Jews from Hillel to Helen Suzman (2004), consisting of 62 short biographies of Jewish
social and political activists.
3) Celebrating Jewish Holidays: An Introduction for Secular Jewish Families and Their Communities (2002), a 45 page pamphlet.
If anyone is interested in copies, they can contact Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org
|BACK FROM ALASKA
Well, it looks like Artie Sutcliffe is back home safe and sound from his trip to Alaska. I am sure he
has lots of stories and photos to share with us when we see him. Here is the latest email I receivec.
Over 8000 miles in 40 days we drove the 37 ft. motor home. Went through California, Oregon, Washington , British Columbia, boarded a
ship through the inner passage to Juneau , Alaska. Next , back on the ship to Haines , Alaska and drove to Fairbanks and Anchorage.
Stopping in National Parks like Denali along the way. Coming back we took the Alaskan highway into the Yukon Territory of Canada
down into Alberta and Lake Louise the most beautiful lake I have ever seen . Next to the city of Vancouver , a great city with a
modern waterfront and downtown but with one of the biggest drug problems in the world. Canada has some sort of program where
addicts get free needles and heroin not meth. They feel it will cut down on crime. To me it has collected the largest amount of
junkies I have ever seen in one place. Anyway it didn't take away that Vancouver is a great city. On to Vancouver Island where there
are hundreds of lakes to fish or swim in. We stayed 3 days at lake Cowachan , fishing, waterskiing, cooking out and drinking soft
drinks of course. Also a lot of funny smelling cigarettes were being passed around. Eventually made our way to the city of
Victoria on the tip of Vancouver Island, another great town with a lot of bars and resturants on the harbor. We took a sea plane
tour and then boarded a ferry to take us to Port Angeles, Washington. Made our way down the coastline through Wash. and
Oregon. Fell in love with a small beach town Cannon Beach ,Oregon ,it's like a small artists community with galleries,coffee houses,
poetry readings, good resturants and most of all a beautiful beach with monster rock formations all over. Eventually back on the road
down through Oakland, Frisco, Santa Barbara, into LA-LA -Land .The city of Angels. My friend Tommy lives just off the beach in Santa
Monica. It was the trip of a lifetime for me ,our gas cost was over 3 grand but worth it.Time to start planning the next one. I'm
back in JC so let me know about the next get together.
August 8, 2005
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|OVER 6000 MILES DRIVEN SO FAR