Letters from Our Readers:

In a message dated September 21, 2012 , Ellis Wohlner writes to Rockaway Memories


Dear Marty,

Just want to tell you how much I - especially of late - enjoy reading items on your website.

In mid-June I read the articles by Earl Jagust and wrote to him, reconnecting 58 years after I took his journalism class. We had a lovely evening together in Manhattan at the end of July, just before I returned home to Sweden (where I've lived since early 1972).

It was very interesting to read now about the (excellent) article in The Chat that caused him to lose his advisor post to the newspaper (whose business manager I once was).

In this new issue, I really enjoyed reading about Sara Pinkus, and seeing some of her wonderful art work. My sister Grace (FRHS 1953) took art lessons from her as a child. Grace passed away last month after over a quarter century's battle with cancer - I'm attaching an article about Grace.

Keep up the good work!

Ellis Wohlner
FRHS 1957

Click here to read the tribute to Grace (Wohlner) Weinstein, a graduate of Far Rockaway High School, class of 1953. Among her many achievements, Ms. Weinstein was a most prolific and accomplished writer specializing in the field of financial management. She was the past president (1979 - 1981) of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.