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Roy Van Til posted a message.
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Jun 23, 2018 at 7:58 AM

Hey Lin, Are you still having these birthdays every single year? This can become habit forming and tiresome after a clutch of absurdly high numbers pass by. I recommend only celebrating every tenth one in order to reduce the stress that comes from forcing your legions of fans to come up with something lame to say about you on an annual basis. Take care and be well as you gobble up all the great things about your quintessential NoCal lifestyle. Roy of the Vienna Woods

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Apr 27, 2017 at 7:46 AM

Posted on: Apr 19, 2016 at 9:10 AM

Hey Pat, Happy Birthday! I expect to witness the usual array of streaking comets, silent aurora borealis pyrotechnics, and total eclipses on the upcoming anniversary of your natal day. Your biography is worthy of a bio-pic or HBO miniseries: A six-pack of painfully cute grandkids, two lovely daughters, one frankly amazing pilot, a Christmas tree farm in Jawjah, a career as a prof and a world traveller and a sculptor and a sailor, and maybe even as a pirate, a poet, and pawn and a queen. With your always ebullient joy of life and thrill of being, there is no one who deserves such a breathtaking life story any more than you. Congratulations on all you have achieved and all the people you have inspired in so many ways as you have danced through a half century since your wonderful times at Mama Swats, and best wishes for many more adventures to come. May we all be historically preserved while we are here to enjoy the experience. It will be great to see you in June. I hope you lug along more of your stunning sculptural creations for the event, just as you have done before. Take care and travel well, Van Dog of the Vienna Woods

Roy Van Til posted a message. New comment added.
Dec 21, 2016 at 8:28 AM

Posted on: Dec 20, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Yo Raja, Next week enjoy unwrapping my usual annual Christmas/Birthday/New Years gift from my primitive hovel in the Maine Woods to your wicked good shack under the bridge in Portlandia. Wish I could stop by the Church during your 9-minute drum solo on Crocodile or the Tube Exuding and hurl... some heartfelt greetings to you as you pummel the skins senseless.

Roy Van Til posted a message. New comment added.
Oct 28, 2016 at 8:57 PM

Posted on: Oct 28, 2016 at 8:18 AM

Yo Suzeraine of Seattle, Happy Birthday! I know just what present you would savor more than anything in the world. I ordered it by secret ballot the other day, destined for delivery and joyful reception on your TV via Air Maddow on November 8. If our long national nightmare indeed ends as we anticipate, let's party endlessly in celebration of the history we and tens of millions of others are making together. Thanks for your tireless service to the great causes over the years. ...Roy of the Vienna Woods

Jules Moskowitz posted a message. New comment added.
Oct 20, 2016 at 8:22 AM

Posted on: Oct 18, 2016 at 12:37 PM

It is with the most profound sadness that I advise you of the death, on August 30, 2016, of my beloved wife Beti A. Weber from Lymphoma. She was the kindest and fines person I have ever known and the world is a poorer place for her absence. If you are interested, her obituary, which was in the Inquirer, among other papers. follows. It does not exaggerate.
In Memory of
Beti A. Weber (Moskowitz)
July 8, 1953 - August 30, 2016
Obituary

Beti Weber Moskowitz died at home on August 30, 2016 at 12:50 AM of a Lymphoma. Her funeral will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, September 2nd at Congregation Beth Torah, located at 6100 W. 127th Street, Overland Park, KS 66209 (between Nall and Lamar). Interment will follow at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, located at 10507 Holmes Rd, Kansas City, MO 64131.
Beti was raised in Washington, PA, and graduated Cum Laude with a BA in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, in 1975 and with an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University in New York City in 1977. She worked in New York City for nine years in a series of marketing positions, managing new and established products for Cunard Lines Ltd. among others.
Beti married Jules Moskowitz in 1986 and moved from NYC to Kansas City the same year. Together they have raised two children in Prairie Village: David, 26, now at Georgetown School of Law; and Alex, 24, now in a Masters program in Classical Languages at the Univ. of Georgia. She also leaves behind a son-in-law, Saleheen Salam, two sisters, Ellen Weber and Paula Weber, and numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces, as well as a multitude of friends.
Beti was a lifelong learner taking Melton classes, studying French at La Causerie, and earning a Fundraising Certificate at the Midwest Center for Non-Profit Management at UMKC in 2013 She attended as many art museum and library talks as she could, read novels extensively, participating in a number of book clubs, and was addicted to magazines which she always passed on to others. She was also an inveterate traveler and had the chance to enjoy many trips with Jules and her boys to New York City, San Francisco, Hilton Head, Paris, London, Vienna, Budapest and Prague, and road trips through Italy, Spain, and Portugal.
After moving to Kansas City, Beti worked in New Product Development at Horizon Group before hiring on at Hallmark Cards, where she worked for 10 years. Following this employment, she became involved in the Briarwood Elementary School Parent-Teacher Association, working closely with the Cultural Arts Program. She later served as the PTSA President for the Center for International Studies, located at Shawnee Mission South High School.
Beti has also been active in Jewish organizations in Kansas City, serving on the board of the Women's Division Jewish Federation,, as a volunteer and Co-Chair for Interfaith Luncheons of the National Council of Jewish Women, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Beth Torah, all in Overland Park, KS. Moskowitz is the recipient of the National Council of Jewish Women Emerging Leader Award and the United Way of Greater Kansas City's Mission Award. On June 7, 2015 Beti received the Tzedakah Award [which subsequen to her passing has been named for her] for all she has done for NCJW (National Council of Jewish Women.
Most of all, however, Beti was a lovely and spectacularly kind person. Her calming influence, enduring generosity, and sound advice will be missed greatly by all who knew her.
If you would like to make a donation in Beti's memory, she has asked that you please make it to University of Kansas Cancer Center or the National Council of Jewish Women Kansas City Section. Condolences may be made at www.mtmoriah.net.
Arrangements under the direction of Mt Moriah, Newcomer & Freeman Funeral Home, Kansas City, MO.

Roy Van Til posted a message.
Oct 02, 2016 at 8:15 AM

Hi Tom, Happy Birthday and may your Ryder Cup runneth over. I would write some typically insane greetings in senseless dithyrambic spazztameter to you now, but I am just too busy totaling up my $900 million operating losses for the year. Enjoy your celebrations,
Roy Van Doggerel of the Vienna Woods

Roy Van Til posted a message.
Sep 06, 2016 at 9:10 AM

Yo Rich, Great to see you and Toni at Mama Swats. Happy birthday to you, although that is an event you should try to schedule only every ten years from here on out. Go out and shoot some hoops today to celebrate the times in Upper Darby or wherever you were when you dominated the asphalt and hardwood and shredded the nets with your deadly jumper, after using your Herculean elbows to clear out the few square yards required for engineering your repertoire of dazzling moves. Take care and be well, Your humble and obedient servant, Roy

Aug 11, 2016 at 11:16 PM

Happy birthday!

Roy Van Til posted a message. New comment added.
Jun 26, 2016 at 7:22 AM

Posted on: Jun 23, 2016 at 8:47 AM

Hey Lin, Happy Birthday! Great to see you at the Golden Reunion. With your youthful effervescence and superheroic lifestyle out there in the Bay Area, you are an inspiration to us all. Makes me wish I still had my little old Triumph T-500 that I rode all over the country back in the day. (No, I didn't scramble up Mt. Diablo wearing sandals!) Keep safe and happy and I hope to see you at the next reunion...or on the gorgeous highways and byways of Maine someday if you ever take a break from setting bones out in your Pacific paradise.

Roy Van Til posted a message. New comment added.
Jun 06, 2016 at 1:03 PM

Posted on: May 24, 2016 at 12:42 AM

Hey Tom, The 50th Reunion Yearbook arrived today here in Maine in all its glory. It is a magnificent tribute to everyone in our class and an even more extraordinary example of your quality as a leader, a stalwart hub of the class, and a connoisseur of the crucial relationships that bind good people together. What you have created is a remarkable labor of love: It stands proudly as a stirring chronicle of the high points and interactions and achievements of so many interesting lives, and a vivid cross section of our class. Essentially it is a universally relevant portrait of a generational cohort of folks with big dreams who were tossed together coincidentally in 1962 and who choose joyfully to meet deliberately, an incredible 54 years later. Thank you so much for the prodigious effort, deep respect, and pure devotion you have poured into the Yearbook. You have produced a treasure that transcends the boundaries of our little lives and leaps far beyond the Crum and the trestle to tell a series of stories of triumph and tragedy that will continue to reverberate across generations and borders as each of us endeavors to reach a higher plane in our families, communities, and all across our global society. Your work is profoundly appreciated and significant. You have shown us the way throughout this Year of Golden Reunion. Thank you so much. ...Roy

Jules Moskowitz posted a message. New comment added.
May 30, 2016 at 9:21 PM

Posted on: Apr 29, 2016 at 12:15 AM

Anne: Your quote encouraged me to send one of mine: "Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it is too dark to read."

Jody Pullen Williams posted a message. New comment added.
May 28, 2016 at 2:47 PM

Posted on: May 28, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Let's party on June 2 for your birthday, and also Alice Clark's!

Jody Pullen Williams posted a message. New comment added.
May 28, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Posted on: May 27, 2016 at 5:33 PM

Hi JC, am sorry that your school's quarter century celebration precludes your coming to our reunion. But congrats on that, we'll miss you! And thanks for your profile: what an amazing collection of experiences, what diverse (in every way, as you say) progeny, what a "rich" and at times sorrowful life, what energy ongoing! I also am a volunteer mediator, hope we can catch up about that and all else soon. I once dreamed of starting a school, and you did it--not an easy project. Happy Parker School #25!

Jody Pullen Williams posted a message. New comment added.
May 26, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Posted on: May 25, 2016 at 12:41 PM

Dear Freshman Roommate in Willis (seems so long ago): Happy to read your love story of reconnecting with HS sweetheart! I admire your work in conflict resolution, dabble in it now in Florida courts. Your life sounds wonderful.
Good memories....

May 25, 2016 at 12:49 PM

The poem you selected and shared is PERFECT for a 50th reunion. The "golden haze" wins, yes?