There are two
errors in your history. The French boy who discovered the blaze at
Danyrach Park in Llangadog was Andre Weil , not Roger Metzger who did
not stay after war broke out. The photograph of the two boys who had
speared a 29lb. salmon erroneously describes the tall boy as being me.
He was, in fact, Arnold Cohen and I am the shorter one on the right of
the picture. I was present when the fire started and put in charge (as a
Prefect) of saving the store of fresh and tinned food the Head had
|Subject: Flights from New
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:05:06 -0400
From: Gunhild & Isaac Shamoun <email@example.com>
Please notify all Whits residing in usa that there a daily Delta airlines flight from New York JFK airport direct to Gatwick. Great Business class fare @ $2600 round trip
THANK YOU, Isaac Shasmoun
|Subject: RE: Whittingehame
Date:Fri, 18 Apr 2008 17:00:05 +0100
From:"Maurice Glynne" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To:"Louis Mandel" <email@example.com>
Sorry that I will not be able to make it.
Please express my regrets to all.
|Subject: Whitniks at Le Marais
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008
From: Anton Loew <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date of Dinner: January 17, 2008
Whittingehame Club -Dinner with Jacob Israelachvili in Le Marais,
150 West 46 streets, at 7pm. (Between 6th and 7th Ave.) New York, NY
Surprise, surprise, even in terrible weather of rain and snow, not to mention rush hour traffic near the spectacular Times Square’s glaring
night lights, we had the most joyous occasion to get together and welcome our member BOY Jacob to New York. Eighteen Whitniks
and their lovely spouses were in attendance.
EXCUSES for not attending were as follows and of course they were missed:
Danny Gillerman had to fly to Israel.
Axel Stawski was in Brazil.
Micky Gillerman and Jolles were already in Israel.
Dibbo Attar was in NY on Tuesday but had to depart.
Albert Cohen had to fly to his grandson's Bar Mitzva in Israel.
Amos Yahil was in Chicago on business.
Elli Romano who was in Germany had to go to Connecticut.
Stanley Cohen was in New York for the weekend from England. He could not stay for the meeting, and had to fly out. Stanley came
NY to claim the 20 Pounds Sterling he had loaned to Ebo Cohen forty years ago. As proof he brought an unopened returned mail to
sender letter he had sent Ebo forty years ago. The letter was opened and after reading the three pages letter no where did they find that
Stanley requested the money to be returned.
You must admit Whitniks have the best creative excuses for not attending.
On the positive side, we would like to thank the attendees for coming.
Jack Abraham just came from Washington after meeting President Bush.
Joe Romano just flew back from Germany.
Michael Lewin and his lovely wife honored us. He was in the 1935 class and shared his wisdom with us.
THANKS GO TO:
Jacob for visiting New York.
Most important to Itzhak Djemal for solving the seating arrangement. He figured out how to sit 18 people at a table for 12. We always
knew he was brilliant and now we have the proof.
Members attending the event:
Mr. Jacob Israelachvili
Mr. and Mrs. Itzhak Djemal
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Avraham
Mr. and Mrs. Anton Loew
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Romano
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lewin
Mr. and Mrs. Sydney Khedouri
Dr. and Mrs. Andrew Seidenfeld
Please see attached award winning pictures of potential movie stars and starlets. A few Paparazzi were spotted in the bistro disguised
as Hassidic Rabbis with long beards making a racket. No body fell asleep during the speeches. Eldon and his lovely wife were topics of
discussion and missed. All other data and minutes of the meeting have been destroyed (not to incriminate the members.)
See you in Brighton
Anton Loew (Tony Lev) at 646 284 8705
|Subject: Whittinghame Club
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 2005
From: "Mark Fefer" <email@example.com>
I was a junior when you were at Handcross, I was a little shy so Jake was very kind to me, so too were most of the seniors and prefects. I am writing to ask if you know the date of his Mr. Halevy's passing and his place of burial? I would dearly like to pay my respects. In his address to the school in the shul when the closure was confirmed, he mentioned my upset at the closure and referred to me as ' little Fefer' ( which got a few laughs I can tell you ). If the school had not closed soon after, that would have been my tag from that day on I suspect as all my peers plagued me with that for weeks.
The attached photo is a clipping from the site, I am dead centre of this in shorts. The second attachment, also from the website is a complete surprise to me. I am the little one with hands in pockets. It may be of interest to you but the buildings behind and the tower are all now demolished. The derelict walled garden remains but encloses a beautiful kindergarten school, retaining the original fountain. The current owners of the property, Handcross Park School, are very nice people and allowed me to wander round to revisit the place. The seniors block and the quad where the shul was, are now gone as is the Dutch Barn, however the Blue Stairs are still Blue but the glazed doors are removed. The main entrance remains as does the entrance hall with all it's paneling and trophy the lovely trophy cabinet. The dining room is now a chapel. Louis do you remember, was there a pipe organ in the room adjacent to the kitchens? I went past the kitchens, do you remember the cocoa trolley? I could almost taste it as I went through to the back stairs, that lead up to Mr. Hall's study and then up to the sick room and the attic. The Pond has been retained and maintained in nice order by the school. They have respected the beauty of the place and although there have been changes, they appear to have been essential to the success of the school rather than for change's sake.
I had a friend Isaac Lowenwurtz, whose mother was very ill and Jake took in Isaac into the school at his own expense. Isaac did not speak any English when he arrived but he was my real close friend nevertheless, and I would dearly love to be in touch with him. I think he emigrated to the USA. Also my great friend Ian Fenton, who I had many a stay over with during holidays.
Another memory that sticks with me were the seniors dances, when they were allowed to invite young ladies to a dance at the school. As juniors, we were fascinated to watch these lovely ladies arriving at our school and mixing with our seniors. Everyone crowded into our dorm to catch a glimpse of these adorable ladies arriving. Some of them would hear our giggles and look up, and we were so happy when some of them gave us a ladylike little wave and a blushing smile. It wasn't long before matron came in and soon had us tucked up in our beds.
I have to say, that I attended another boarding school for four years after the closure, but I don't feel nearly so sentimental about that as I do about my time at Whittingehame. Strange, but I think we all recognise what a family we were and still are. What an honour to belong to this family.
Regards and best wishes
|July 8, 2001
Our Treasurer has received the following letter from the Head of Modern English Collections at the British Library.
"Dear Raphael Attar,
From: Paul Wynblatt <firstname.lastname@example.org>