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FSGW Getaway 1999 - Group Photo

08 Jan 14 - 05:54 AM (#3589974)
Subject: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: voyager

From the TV show-pilot - "How I Met the Mudcat"

FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo

Good thoughts of Sandy Paton and my intro to this community

voyager
    from Joe Offer: Let's see if I can get the picture to display, at least temporarily:


08 Jan 14 - 07:36 AM (#3589992)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: maeve

Thank you!


08 Jan 14 - 06:51 PM (#3590205)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Allan C.

There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all


08 Jan 14 - 09:49 PM (#3590241)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Joe Offer

I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now...

Gee, Sandy looks like he's everybody's dad. That's kinda how it felt, wasn't it?

Rest in peace, Sandy.

-Joe-


09 Jan 14 - 01:00 AM (#3590270)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Big Mick

It was a very special gathering. I am almost at a loss for words as the memories come flooding back. My life was forever altered by that gathering, such wonderful friendships made. I miss Sandy more than I can describe.


09 Jan 14 - 10:22 AM (#3590369)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Vixen

AHHHH Those were the days, my friend, we thought they'd never end; we thought they'd last, forever and a day...

It seems like only last fall--it seems like another lifetime ago.

We miss those who have gone onward and welcome those who have joined the circle; keep playing the canon.

V & R


09 Jan 14 - 12:15 PM (#3590408)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Bill D

That was my camera... I forget who we got to snap the picture. I'm in the middle of the back row, looking at least as old as Joe Offer. It was a special time....


09 Jan 14 - 02:20 PM (#3590441)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: voyager

This is the Mudcat thread (1999) that Sandy responded to and drew me down to FSGW Getaway 1999.   It's all about the stories/folklore, really - The Fox Went Out ......

It's funny to see that my ISP in that day was Maryland's 'Clark.Net' which was run out of a barn in Ellicot City :^D

Clarknet (Wiki)


09 Jan 14 - 02:32 PM (#3590444)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Allan C.

I remember that this picture was taken almost as an afterthought just as people were heading out to their cars to leave. This should help to explain the somewhat ragged arrangement of bodies.I'm really quite terrible at remembering names. I am certain that there are some shown in the photo whose names I should know; but please forgive me for having such a bad memory. Please fill in the blanks as I attempt to list people from left to right:

Front row: Roger in Baltimore, Susan of DT, Charlie Baum, Barry Finn, Uilleand, Moonchild, Joe Offer, Jeri, Max, Blank, Dick Greenhouse

Second row – which after Carolyn sorta becomes mixed with the back row: Barbara, Duane D, Allan C. (kneeling behind Charlie Baum,) Blank, Blank, Carolyn, karen k., Sandy, Cara, Blank, Blank, Blank


Back row – if I can call it that: Blank, Blank, Vixen, Reynaud, and then I am rather at a loss until I run into Bill D, Blank, Blank and then Big Mick standing more or less next to Carolyn


09 Jan 14 - 03:16 PM (#3590454)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: voyager

voyager (aka Tim Weil) back row, left, holding the skinny case for a Martin backpacker guitar.


09 Jan 14 - 03:31 PM (#3590457)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: MGM·Lion

Which one IS (or was) Sandy, please? There are two or three who could be the young man who was a dear friend in London in 1958. But which of them is himself 41 years later!?

When I joined the Cat just after Sandy died, I mentioned to my sister, then 85 [now 89 & I am 82 this year] that he was dead and asked if she remembered him singing at my 26th birthday party in Hampstead in May 1958. "What, that beautiful young man with the wonderful voice," she exclaimed. "How could I ever have forgotten him?"

O tempora...

~Michael~


09 Jan 14 - 03:40 PM (#3590460)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: MGM·Lion

From Allan C's key a couple back, I gather it's the tall one in a white baseball cap. Is that right, or did I misread? -- the rows tend to merge.


09 Jan 14 - 04:43 PM (#3590471)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Allan C.

Yes, Sandy is wearing a "photographer's vest" which is something I can't recall ever seeing him without.


09 Jan 14 - 04:53 PM (#3590476)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Allan C.

BTW, I am certain that I have mislabeled "Barbara" (above and to the right of Roger in Baltimore) in the picture. I don't think that's her Mudcat name.


09 Jan 14 - 04:54 PM (#3590477)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Joe Offer

Bill D: "looking at least as old as Joe Offer"

Ahem...



Gee, I think I look pretty young in that photo, without my white beard. I was 51 at the time, still actually working for a living...


09 Jan 14 - 05:02 PM (#3590478)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: MGM·Lion

Many thanks. So I take it Carolyn, whom of course I also knew well at the time, is the lady on Sandy's right [our left] with a sort of white label or patch breast-high on the left [our right] side of her sweater/cardigan.

I am very grateful for this help in identification after so many years.

~M~


09 Jan 14 - 05:24 PM (#3590481)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Bill D

To the far right in front row (next to Max) is Sonrda Steigen. Far right in back row is my wife Ferrara (Rita)

Standing behind Allan C. are Mary (LaMarca), (Lorraine) Van Buren, Jennifer Woods and Jennifer's husband Bob Clayton (songbob)


09 Jan 14 - 05:49 PM (#3590486)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Bill D

Michael... I have some nice color pictures of Sandy & Caroline at the Getaway in 2001. I will upload them soon... (I am having to transfer all my images to a new site, as MyOpera is closing on March 1)

I have many pics from various Getaways... will try to get them up also.

In the meantime, here is the MyOpera site which will be good for the nect 5-6 weeks

http://my.opera.com/extree/albums There are several Getaway albums there, but only 05,07, 10, 11.


09 Jan 14 - 05:56 PM (#3590489)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Bill D

...and... I just discovered this strange site from Flickr which is a search engine for images... and found a bunch of fairly recent (last 4 years or so) images taken at the Getaway... most,I think by Ellen Silverberg. Good pics, and many familiar faces as well as local folks from FSGW.


09 Jan 14 - 06:50 PM (#3590497)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Allan C.

Okay, we've clarified Sandy's position, so, working to HIS left we have identified Cara; but we still don't know the names of the three people further to OUR right before we find Rita. Also, we don't know the names, (proper or Mudcat,) of the three women above the shoulders of that space between Roger in Baltimore and Susan of DT.


10 Jan 14 - 10:37 AM (#3590635)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Allan C.

I've finally deduced that Barbara in the second row is Mudcat's "bbc".


10 Jan 14 - 02:23 PM (#3590712)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Allan C.

I think my problem with identification stems largely from trying to think of these folks as standing in anything resembling rows. So I will begin again by attempting to list them in order from left to right as though there were a vertical line moving in that direction (which is precisely the way I am doing it.) Thus we have:

voyager, Roger in Baltimore, Blank, bbc (with Mudcat shirt,) Blank1 (above and behind bbc,) Duane D., Vixen, Susan of
DT, Blank2 (almost directly above Susan of DT and behind Duane D.,) Reynaud, LaMarca, Charlie Baum, Lorraine, Jennifer Woods, Bill D, songbob, Barry Finn, Blank3 (with Mudcat shirt,) Uilleand, Big Mick, Moonchild, Carolyn, Joe Offer, karen k, Jeri, Sandy, Max, Cara, Sondra Steigen, Blank4, Dick Greenhouse (bending over in front of Blank4,) Blank5, Ferrara


At least I think this is right so far. Please correct me or help to fill in the Blanks. Thanks


10 Jan 14 - 11:13 PM (#3590879)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: GUEST,Dani

Geez, Jeri, don't you ever smile?!

This is so sweet. I can cast my memory right back to the first time we stood around that big empty room and threw songs at one another, hearing our voices for the first time, each and together.

Dani


11 Jan 14 - 09:30 AM (#3590972)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: GUEST,jeri

I always thought I looked goofier when smiling.   (It obviously doesn't matter.) ;-)


11 Jan 14 - 09:37 AM (#3590976)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: maeve

Jeri, you have a beautiful, blazing, smile, and I love to see and hear you laugh.

So there.


11 Jan 14 - 12:53 PM (#3591050)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: gnu

LOVE the pic! Thanks!


11 Jan 14 - 01:07 PM (#3591058)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: catspaw49

Great old pic. Ya' know what is kind of funny to me is that I can ID most of these folks from just looing at their pictures over these many years......More than a few have left us.


Spaw


12 Jan 14 - 01:43 AM (#3591211)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Joe Offer

I'd agree with Maeve, Jeri. You have a wonderful smile.

-Joe-


12 Jan 14 - 08:25 AM (#3591289)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: catspaw49

Yes looing. I take your pics into the can with me and they help me shit.


looking......geeziz......


Spaw


12 Jan 14 - 09:40 AM (#3591308)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: GUEST,Dani

Shut up, Spaw. That's what mirrors are for.
Don't listen to him, Jeri.
You really do have a gorgeous smile, I've been lucky enough to see it on more than one occasion, but not often enough.

Dani


12 Jan 14 - 11:33 AM (#3591333)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Jeri

I got one more "Blank", tried to fix some small errors (and probably made new ones.

From left to right, vertical line, etc:

voyager, Roger in Baltimore, Blank, bbc (with Mudcat shirt,) Blank1 (above and behind bbc,) Duane D., Vixen, Susan of DT, Blank2 (almost directly above Susan of DT and behind Duane D.,) LaMarca, Reynaud, Lorraine, Allan C, Charlie Baum, Jennifer Woods, Bill D, songbob, Barry Finn, Blank3 (with Mudcat shirt,) Uilleand, Big Mick, Moonchild, Caroline, Joe Offer, karen k, Jeri, Sandy, Max, Cara, Sondra Steigen, Blank4, (somebody else next to Max) Dick Greenhaus (bending over in front of Blank4,) Annamil, Ferrara


12 Jan 14 - 02:38 PM (#3591415)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Allan C.

Unless I am sadly mistaken this picture was taken at the very first Getaway that Mudcatters were specifically invited to intermingle with the FSGW folks. This was in 1999 and was at Prince William Forest Park in Northern Virginia.

Annamil, so far as I can recall, only attended the second gathering held at Havre de Grace in 2001.

The (somebody else next to Max) and to his left is, according to Bill D., Sondra Steigen.

Blank4 and Blank5 are the middle two people standing in the rear to Sandy's left and to Ferrara's right.


12 Jan 14 - 04:39 PM (#3591444)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Jeri

Annamill was there.


12 Jan 14 - 04:46 PM (#3591445)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Jeri

I should also mention that I remember her being there for the photo. She'd had a gathering at her house the summer before. I won't guarantee 100% accuracy on my memory, but I'm absolutely sure she was at more than one Getaway.


12 Jan 14 - 05:41 PM (#3591463)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Bill D

I'm also going to see if I can find the color version of that pic.... possibly on my old Win 98 computer.


12 Jan 14 - 08:49 PM (#3591511)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Allan C.

Thank you very much indeed, Jeri. I do certainly remember her from the gathering she had at her Jersey Shore house in 1998, (as well as the ones she had after). That was when I first met Bill Sables. But damn me for a lousy memory! I really thought she had only been to one Getaway. But I would really have a hard time believing she is Blank5. in truth, I am pretty sure that the one you indicate, Jeri, is not Anna; but I am not acquainted with who else she might be. At the same time I truly appreciate how difficult it is to make a positive ID from this medium quality snapshot. I'm reasonably sure, though, now that you have helped me to remember it, that AnnaP, (as she was known in those days,) and her husband had to leave early, after the first night and therefore, could not have been in the picture.

As my recollection goes, and believe that as you may, we were all packing our cars or getting ready to leave, if we hadn't already done so, and someone cried out that we should have a picture done. So, whichever of us was handy formed ourselves hastily into a pose proper to the occasion,(I think it was along side of the "meeting hall" where we all first assembled and sang in a huge singaround before much else happened,)ad thus the picture was taken. It is as likely to have FSGW members in it as it is to have Mudcat members in it. It may even have spouses of significant others of either caste in it for all I know. I only know that I can't identify a few of them despite being well acquainted with a good many of both FSGW and or Mudcat members of that era.

Please, to avoid more confusion, when someone may attempt to identify Blanks in the photo, name them according to Blank1, Blank2 or Blank3, etc., perhaps helpfully adding of whom they are on the left or right or behind.


13 Jan 14 - 11:20 AM (#3591662)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: bbc

I wrote a detailed post on my desktop computer, but can't get it to post. Just stalls at white screen. I, also, can't login on my desktop, lately; very frustrating. I've sent a PM to Joe, to ask if he'd post it for me.

Best,

bbc
Hi, folks, Got your PM, Allan, on my iPad mini, but can't login on my desktop. I'm not around mudcat much, these days. I spend more time on flickr:

I'm not sure I can be of much help, except in a couple of spelling/name corrections (that I hope are correct!) Caroline was not a member, as I recall, but was always listed as Caroline Paton. Sandy's mudcat name was Sandy Paton. Bob Clayton posted as Songster Bob or Songbob. His wife, Jennifer, posted as Knitpick. I believe Allison's (vixen) sweetheart was Renard, not Renaud. Dick's name is dick greenhaus. I tend to get LaMarca & Susan A-R confused. Were both there? And I'm sad to say I don't recognize Anna. As you note, Allan, the lines are somewhat confusing; here's my best shot:
    Back Row (L-R): voyager, Unk, Unk, Vixen, Renard, Bill D, Big Mick, karen k, Unk, Ferrara
    Middle Row (L-R): bbc, Duane D., LaMarca, Lorraine, Knitpick, Songbob, Unk, Caroline Paton, Sandy Paton, Unk, Unk, dick greenhaus
    Front Row (L-R): Roger in Baltimore, Susan of DT, Charlie Baum, Barry Finn, Unk, Unk, Joe Offer, Jeri, Max, Unk
That was my only Getaway, so far. I had a wonderful time & have considered going again, but for distance & a certain unnamed 'catter who so embarrassed me by openly ridiculing my (supposed)camping snoring at Old Songs that I've been hesitant to ever sleep in the vicinity of others, since that time. Next year might be a possibility, since I'm retired, now, & free as a bird!

Love to all,
bbc aka Beebs aka Barbara


13 Jan 14 - 06:10 PM (#3591795)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Jeri

I've resorted to contacting anna. She might remember those people we can't, and possibly vouch for me not being totally fulla poo. Shoulda bet a bottle of scotch or a bag of Cheese Doodles or something...


13 Jan 14 - 07:33 PM (#3591815)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: bbc

Just realized I'd had a brain glitch. Vixen's name was Vickie, not Allison, I believe. I was thinking of Animaterra. Silly me!


13 Jan 14 - 09:17 PM (#3591834)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Jeri

Apparently, I'm fulla poop, but I don't owe Cheese Doodles to Allan.
I got a reply from Anna. She said she wasn't there in 99, but she's pretty sure she was there in 2000 and 2001.


13 Jan 14 - 09:46 PM (#3591840)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Bill D

I will guarantee that the woman at far right, kneeling next to Max IS Sondra Steigen.


14 Jan 14 - 07:05 AM (#3591918)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Allan C.

Jeri, I'll happily owe you a bottle of scotch and I have learned better than to bet on my memory. This is why I am relying heavily upon others to fill in the blanks.


14 Jan 14 - 09:04 AM (#3591945)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: voyager

dear cyber-friends (FSGW, mudcat)....

There are many great memories wrapped around this photo.
Let me leave you with this thought -
A Parting Glass (Robin Williamson)

BTW - the woman to Sandy's left (Unk) was a student I met online that
road with me to the Getaway.

voyager


14 Jan 14 - 09:24 AM (#3591948)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: beardedbruce

I was at that Getaway, but not active in Mudcat. I had been bringing a Zenith 248 ( AT class machine) to copy and distribute the Digital Tradition floppies.





Sonnet 03/11/07                                  MLXV

To absent friends and lost loves let us drink,
Recalling smiles and times that all once shared.
On those no longer near let us now think,
To bring back reasons that for them we cared.
Some are not here, yet still remain, within
The songs and words they left behind. And some
Are in our souls, when hopes or dreams begin:
A part of what each of us have become.
To those apart let us now raise a glass
And take a moment to give thanks for all
That we from others have ourselves received.
The world's a school, and our lives just a class
In playing well with others. Can we call
It more? Are we by our egos deceived?


14 Jan 14 - 09:28 AM (#3591949)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: maeve

I've not been to the Getaway, nor can I identify the remaining "Blanks", but I have tried to number and match names so far verified in this thread. I'll send my list and marked photo to Joe in case he can post it.

Maeve


14 Jan 14 - 09:37 AM (#3591951)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: maeve

Nice, beardedbruce!

I've sent the list and marked photo to Joe.


14 Jan 14 - 12:15 PM (#3592009)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Vixen

Wow--so cool to read all these posts from the wonderful people we met at the few Getaways we got away to before our annual gig at the CT Renaissance Faire ate up all our autumn weekends.

bbc--I don't mind being Allison if I get to have her voice too!
I'm still Vicki, though, and Reynaud is still Tim.

Annamil was definitely at a Ramblewood Getaway, because I remember her SO (whose name I forget) taking a "drum solo" in one of the jam sessions in a cabin there.

I wish I'd met more of the Mudcats and FSGW folks so I could help with the blanks!

And it's bittersweet seeing all the people we truly enjoyed who have passed on...but I do wonder why I'm listed on the OBIT thread as Vic Baker...I'm pretty sure I'm still here. Must be another Vic Baker?

Anyway, sending hugs for all the great memories,

V (&R)


14 Jan 14 - 01:23 PM (#3592035)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: GUEST

Sorry for getting confused, Vicki, & for misremembering Tim's mudcat name.

Love,

Barbara


14 Jan 14 - 03:15 PM (#3592079)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Joe Offer

Here's the group photo, with labels by Maeve-
1. voyager / Tim Weil

2. Roger in Baltimore

3. (Blank)

4. ( Blank 1)

5. bbc / Barbara

6. Duane D.

7. Vixen- Vicki Baker

8. Susan of DT

9. (Blank 2) Mary LaMarca ?

10. Reynaud / Tim (Baker?)

11. Lorraine Van Buren

12. Allan C

13. Knitpick / Jennifer Woods

14. Charlie Baum

15. Bill D

16. songbob/Bob Clayton

17. Barry Finn

18. (Blank 3)

19. Uilleand

20. Big Mick

21. Caroline Paton

22. Moonchild

23. Joe Offer

24. Karen k

25. Sandy Paton

26. Jeri

27. Max

28. Cara

29. Sondra Steigen

30. (Blank 4)

31. Dick Greenhouse (Greenhaus)

32. (Blank 5)

33. Ferrara / Rita


BTW - the woman to Sandy's left (Unk) was a student I met online that road with me to the Getaway. voyager (Does he mean Cara?)
Voyager sent a higher-resolution copy of the photo:


14 Jan 14 - 05:07 PM (#3592120)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Allan C.

Just wondering: Could #3 (Blank) possibly be Nancy King?


14 Jan 14 - 06:58 PM (#3592136)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: GUEST,bbc

Delightful, maeve! Thanks so much!

Barbara


14 Jan 14 - 10:53 PM (#3592173)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Bill D

*I* think #18 looks like Nancy-Jean Seigel, but Rita doesn't. I'm not sure Nancy-Jean was there that year, but she was certainly known to us and knew us then.


15 Jan 14 - 12:07 PM (#3592350)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Nancy King

Sorry -- #3 isn't me! Don't know who it is!


15 Jan 14 - 03:27 PM (#3592407)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: voyager

If a good picture is worth 1000 words, then we're on the way with this FSGW99-Mudcat group photo. So here's a little better resolution -

FSGW99-Mudcat at Prince William Forest Park (hi-res)

Besides Sandy's workshop/sing of 'The Fox' my other highlights that trip were meeting Fortunato (not in photo) and stumbling across a CIA/OSS historical marker on the grounds. Here's that sidebar -

Prince William Forest Park

From 1942 to 1945, at least two branches of the OSS trained on the grounds of Prince William Forest Park—Special Operations (Training Area A) and Communications (Training Area C).

In the security that the forest offered, the Special Operations Branch trained its advanced recruits how to operate behind enemy lines in sabotage, guerilla leadership and other forms of subversion.6 New recruits were tasked with concealing their own identity while trying to learn as much information as possible from fellow trainees. Recruits also were:

    Taught how to use weapons, radios and codes;
    Make and disarm booby traps; and
    Make low-level parachute jumps from aircraft.7

The OSS Communications Branch also trained its recruits in Prince William Forest Park. Recruits in this division learned Morse code and ciphers, covert radio practices and maintenance, as well as the use of weapons and martial arts.

I guess they should have include Folk Music Hootenanny's in their regimen :^D

voyager


15 Jan 14 - 09:05 PM (#3592477)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Allan C.

It just now dawned on me that #3 Blank must be Dani! I sent her a note seeking confirmation.


15 Jan 14 - 09:57 PM (#3592484)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Jeri

Not Dani.


15 Jan 14 - 10:06 PM (#3592488)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Jeri

Of course, my track record isn't great. I don't even think I look like me in that photo.


16 Jan 14 - 06:46 AM (#3592567)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: GUEST,Dani

Nope, not me. But happy to be mistaken for Nancy King : )

Dani


16 Jan 14 - 07:28 AM (#3592577)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: maeve

I think Bill is onto something for #18. Take a look here, Bill: Back row, ninth from the left.


17 Jan 14 - 07:57 PM (#3593115)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Bill D

Yep... looks like her. I have several pics of her that are not online. I don't know if there are still records of who attended that year, but the B&W pic just made me wonder.


17 Jan 14 - 08:07 PM (#3593116)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: maeve

Thanks, Bill. I've marked #18 as Nancy-Jean Seigel on my copy.


10 Jan 19 - 04:11 AM (#3970898)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Joe Offer

BBC asked if we might be able to identify the people in this photo. I see above that this has mostly been accomplished. Any additional comments or information?


10 Jan 19 - 04:19 AM (#3970902)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway99 - Group Photo (Sandy P.)
From: Joe Offer

Here is an enlarged version of the photo with labels that Maeve made:


10 Jan 19 - 04:04 PM (#3970949)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 1999 - Group Photo
From: Joe Offer

Gee, we all look so much younger in this photo....but hey, it was 19 years ago. I can't find Dani in the photo. Where was she? Is that her in the back row, second from the left - #3?


11 Jan 19 - 10:33 AM (#3971087)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 1999 - Group Photo
From: Bill D

Now I am not sure that IS me in the back row... I may have had someone else take a pic after I did. But Rita & I both are not sure that guy with beard to rt of Bob Clayton is me.. I seldom let my beard grow past muttonchops..


11 Jan 19 - 02:51 PM (#3971132)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 1999 - Group Photo
From: Joe Offer

Yeah, I sure wouldn't bet good money on #15 being you, Bill.


11 Jan 19 - 09:43 PM (#3971198)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 1999 - Group Photo
From: Donuel

Bill I saw you before all the name were added.


12 Jan 19 - 06:21 PM (#3971242)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 1999 - Group Photo
From: bbc

Thanks for reviving this, Joe. I had forgotten we had already gone through the naming exercise. Allan & maeve did a nice job. Nice to see it again & remember that happy time. Really hard to believe it's almost 20 years ago!

best,

bbc


21 Mar 19 - 03:02 PM (#3983684)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 1999 - Group Photo
From: Helen

Refreshed in relation to Caroline Paton obit thread.


21 Mar 19 - 03:10 PM (#3983685)
Subject: RE: FSGW Getaway 1999 - Group Photo
From: Helen

I remember now. Joe Offer looks like Steve Martin.