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August 09, 1991 - Image 27

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Publication:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-08-09

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'Pe Le e.vcAti3bodm

I went to bed late last night. We spent a
long time talking with Kirsten, our
counselor. We can talk to her about
anything — about camp, school and even
boys. We all have a lot to say about boys.
Mom, the girls in my cabin are the
greatest. They always include me in
everything and make me feel welcome. I
am so glad I came to camp!
It's pretty gross when we wake up. We
are supposed to be outside for flag raising
at 8 a.m., but most of us get out of bed at
about 7:55. We just throw on some old
clothes and run out the door. I look
disgusting, but so does everybody else so
nobody cares. It's not like Mel Gibson is
going to be there or anything,
The one person who is always awake
and happy in the morning is Kathy Simon.
She is in charge of the whole Sheruth
Village, and she is always pleasant and
smiling. I don't know how she does it.
I told you I'm crazy about the girls in
my cabin and I am. But there's one
problem. They are slobs. They wanted me
to write that they are neat, but I cannot
tell a lie. Dirt is always on our floor and
clothes are thrown all over the place. We
are always in last place when the cabin
inspector comes to check for cleanliness.
I am in my second Prime Time now. We
get three. I am taking arts and crafts and
there's a lot to do. We do tie-dye and
make stuff with rhinestones and make
candles and papier-mache sculptures. I
am making something for you, Mom, but
I'm not going to give it to you if don't send
me some gum.

Loy& a ctitalt „

Ma.

During General Swim,
we can go canoeing or
swimming, write
letters or just lie in the
sun.

in the

yaw

that

rained all day yesterday, which was pretty horrible. But we had,
( It Nith100003
es
1)4
cabin, even. if we couldrit go outside. We played this game called "And thats

up a story to
why." Here's haw it worked: We each got a slip of paper with make
a phrctse
began, "And thott's why" and ended with something like, "I wear roller
ood skat in I
and Alicia told really g
the shower" or "I sleep with my
boots and
on," BTee
Then we had to
Bellow
"Lis
stories. l\kin.e was, "And that why I'm in jail:' So I made up ct story about how
explctin.
love liver our
so "that's
much why."
I just couldnt get enough. And even. tho-ugh ray mother is a
fctmo-us actress and my father is a plastic surgeon they couldn't earn enough
money to support rny liver-ectting habit, So eventu,ally I joined a group of
gangsters and robbed a bank to get more money or liver, and that's why I'm in
because
know a lot of good games like that.
-y bunk think our cabin is haunted. They're sure of this
the other day the radio was chan.ging stations by itself. And somebody's broken.
Our
The was
girls suddenly
in ro.
brush
fixed cind nobody knew -who did it. I've yet to see signs of

or
You kn.o-w I told you the girls in. my bunk are not exactly neat? Well, that
this
poltergeist,
though.
changed
for todcty
at least. BecaLlse of the rain we couldn't go to General S-wirn.
everybody meets at the lake and goes swimming or can.oeing
just reads
books and writes letters. So instead of Gen.erctl Swirn, we had an extra
when
long time to clean. We swept the floor and scrubbed eatest
the sinks
and to now
Tb.ctt's
thing
the our
world to

abin. is just divine. I holDe the cabin. inspector n.otices. t camp, especially in the
Also, I -went walking in the rain a little. It was then a
to form a
c be at camp in. the rain because of all the big tees. They seemed tbsoug
walk
the swamp
TiEth
De
canopy over me and kept Me dry. I sleep really
ETIII
The of only
R: JEWISH NEWS
sound
the bad
rain. thing abo-ut the rain: we didn't get to go on
and
I really,
really
wanted
to go.
In the sarnp
we wade
and see
togs and
bugs
and stuff
'Fortunately,
the walk,
-walk was
just postponed_ -until
\Of"! Oktitak,

late in the session.

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