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BC: 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

FC: "Clairey & Beary's" | Excellent Adventure | 1961 | 2011 | A Celebration of 50 Years & Other Minor Milestones

1: "CLAIREY & BEARY'S" EXCELLENT ADVENTURE | A Celebration of 50 years & Other Minor Milestones

2: TO OUR PARENTS ON THEIR 50th ANNIVERSARY | Family life is full of major and minor crises~ the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce~ and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. Its difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul. | Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible~ the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family. | Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. | ~ William James | ~Virginia Satir | ~Thomas Moore | It has been said that "a picture is worth a thousand words." We sure hope so! Because try as we have to find them, the right words to say "thanks" for this jewel of a life you've devoted yours to creating on our behalf, have eluded us. | We can only hope that the triumph of your commitment and efforts, and the resulting gratitude, from those that have reaped the rewards, will be evident in the faces and experiences chronicled on the following pages. | In the meantime, in our attempt to "find the right words" we encountered words written by others, that seemed apropos and worthy of sharing. Enjoy these, and the memories that follow throughout this book, under the pretense and knowledge that you, Anna Marie "Claire" Montanino and you, Arthur "Baer" Sockolof have made a beautiful life for your children and we love you!

3: Table of Contents | Introduction The Newlyweds Parenthood Family Life Friends Sock's Drop Travel Empty Nesters Thoughts & Wishes | ...............4 ........12 ..............22 ...............40 ....................52 ..............60 ......................68 ..........88 ...97

4: Introduction | Anna Marie Montanino meets Arthur Baer Sockolof in Highland Park High School | 4

5: ...Your sweet, sincere feelings send shivers right up my toe nails. If it wasn't for you, I don't know what I would do and besides that, your mother is a great cook... | ...I've given you the two best years of my life and believe me you don't deserve it. You're a real nut and should be thankful you have a real sweet, sincere and attractive girl like me to take care of you... | 5

6: ANNIE CLAIRE | 6

7: 7

8: ARTHUR BAER | 8

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10: Mom | 1957 | JUNIOR PROM | 10

11: AN ENGAGEMENT | 11

12: Newlyweds | June 8th, 1961 | The | 12

13: 13

14: With Mae & Sid Sockolof | C.J. & Addie Montanino | With | With "Grandpa D.J. | Sockolof | 14

15: With Deb | With Nick | 15

16: H O N E Y M O O N E R S | 16

17: 17

18: The Early Years... | 18

19: FAMILY TIME | 19

20: "BABY" #1 | and then... | 20

21: 21

22: Parenthood | David Christopher 4-11-1966 | Sarah Adele 2-3-1969 | Michael Roy 7-3-1970 | 22

23: 23

24: Peek | a | Boo | 24

25: Boo | mie | 25

26: 26

27: 27

28: Baby | Girl | 28

29: Sassafrass | (abudhabelly) | 29

30: but I don't WANT to eat my PEAS!!! | 30

31: 31

32: It's | a | Boy | 32

33: "M" | Roy | 33

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35: 35

36: The formative period for building character for eternity is in the nursery. The mother is queen of that realm and sways a scepter more potent than that of kings and priests. ~Author Unknown | MOTHERHOOD | 36

37: 37

38: The most important handshake of your life will happen when your newborn infant's tiny hand grabs hold of your index finger | FATHERHOOD | ~Anonymous | 38

39: With David, Poppop Sid & Tricia Calamoneri | 39

40: Family Life | Holly Lane, April 1968 | 25(ish) years later | is constructed. | at | Holly Lane | 40 | the Garden Room

41: The | NOOO!!! Not the TV... | 41 | Mother | Other

42: 1975 | 1976 | 1979 | 1980 | 1983 | 42 | 1982 | 1977 | 1974

43: HOLIDAYS | at | HOLLY LANE | 43

44: A Dog is a | Wrapped | Missy | Molly O'Dawn | Lilly | Abby | Abby | 44

45: "When I come back, I want to come as one of Annie's dogs! | ~Sid Sockolof | Bundle of Love | in Furr | Tartan | Jesse | Missy | 45

46: Art & Mike's Surprise 30th & 60th birthday party July 2000 | Birthday | Celebrations | 46

47: David's Surprise 21st April 1987 | Complete with a bus trip from NJ to DC with family & friends | 47

48: Ann's Surprise 60th | 48

49: Art's | Surprise | 50th | With Stacy Hilgert | & Donna Duratz | 49

50: Anniversaries | by David Sockolof | Art & Ann's 10th | Mae & Sid's 35th | 50

51: Graduations | 51

52: The friends we meet along the way make the trip worthwhile | Friends | 52

53: "Cross" | Roy | 53

54: 54

55: Side by side or miles apart, dear friends are always close to the heart. | 55

56: FUBSIES | 56

57: UNITE | 57

58: GOLFING | BUDDIES | 58

59: Friends are the most important ingredient in this recipe of life | 59

60: Sock's | 60 | Drop

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62: 62

63: drop-ized adj. A state of extreme relaxation and contentment. Symptoms include: sleepiness, lack of energy & periods of extreme hunger followed by extreme satiation. | 63

64: "SWIMMIN' IN POPPOP'S RIGA" | 64

65: ADDIE & JOHN'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY | 65 | Addie & John | 1965 | Clara | Art &

66: VISITORS | Edie | Schmidt | With the Danmeyers | with Jackie & Lester Rappaport | 66

67: Warner | Bob | Pete | Sonn | Swanson | Unger | Mort | Gershman | Albert Rappaport & Roy | Birdie | Greenberg | Willie Slack (laying) | 67

68: Travel | 68

69: Europe | 1963 | 69

70: with the | Cernigliaro's | Editor's Note: Who was watching the baby? | Weekend in | NY | Guadalupe 1969 | 70

71: Calamoneri's | with the | 71

72: CROSS | Socks & Ops | 72

73: COUNTRY | 73

74: Travel Log | DATE: | Sunday June 10, 1979 | Twas a long day... Some where around 5:00-5:30pm The Arch came into view. Stopped and took "The Tour" up to the top in little capsule that sat five people. Needless to say, we had a nervous bunch. The Arch is 630' to the top and a scary ride up. At the top are 16 little windows and what a view... | Day 2 | ...Touted us on to a restaurant called The Spaghetti Factory~and off we went. Sock with his pants falling as usual- heaven help he should use a belt... ...All in all, the Arch was great!!! And we all feel we are on vacation & going West! | 74

75: With CB repaired, Cowboy Jack is born! | 75

76: Grand Tetons | 76

77: IN CASE OF FLASH FLOODS CLIMB TO SAFETY | 77

78: Black Canyon | Whoa! | out of the drawer? | Who let those socks | 78

79: Mesa Verde | 79

80: Bryce Canon | 80

81: The Grand Canyon | 81

82: Devil's Tower | The Badlands | 82

83: 83

84: Socks, Ops & Crossie | HOUSEBOAT 1976 | 84

85: BERMUDA 1983 | S.S. VEENDAM | Tho Socks | The Cals | The Ops | The Vasvarys | 85

86: ALASKA 1998 | 86

87: FAMILY | TRIPS | 87

88: "Empty" | David Leaves | Sarah Leaves | Michael Leaves | Ann & Art Leave | (for college, 1984) | (for college, 1987) | May 2004 | Lily arrives 2010 | Jesse arrives | 2002? | 88

89: Nesters | ?? | You don't chose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. | ~Desmond Tutu | 89

90: DAVID & CHRISTINE WED JULY 3, 1999 | 90

91: FREEPORT | MAINE | Carol Dave Joan | Calamoneri Bielecki Opper | 91

92: A Key West Wedding | 92

93: Michael weds Kirsten, January 31st 2004 | 93

94: GRAMMY | 94

95: & POPPOP | Ryan Baer Erin Grace Jacob Roy Alexander | 8-29-2002 | 7-29-2004 | 2-10-2007 | 10-8-2008 | Michael | 95

96: 96 | Love doesn't make the world go round~ Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. | ~Franklin P. Jones

97: Thoughts & Wishes | Happy 50th Anniversary Annie and Art. Enjoy this special moment in your lives. We will be thinking of you and wishing all your dreams come true (they should in Disneyworld!)... much love, Greg and Sue Mendell | 97 | June 8, 1961 the day Ann and Art chose to marry So in love they did not want to tarry Today we celebrate 50 years of married life And commemorate the day they chose to become husband and wife Fifty years that include the blessing of children, grandchildren and love Along with hope, respect, loss, laughter– they fit together like a glove In the land of make-believe, imagination and wonder We’re thankful that we didn’t have to travel “down under” We hope the next milestone is celebrated a little closer to home – Perhaps New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York but certainly not Nome! Congratulations, Complimenti, and Mazel Tov to both of you! | With love, Lou and Debbie Jason and Michele

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99: 99 | A long drive to pick us up at the airport; a great organic dinner; a long drive into NJ for a Scull meeting; all on the same day, because Art and Ann wanted to tell us EXACTLY where to go and what to see in Alaska. Our trip was amazing because of their guidance. We ate at the Mayor of Denali’s restaurant, and met her mom the pastry chef. We slept in the Mayor’s house in Valdez. Perfect. (Yes Arthur, Leslie wrote this, not Howard!) Our companies were in the same Scull group. The group decided to have their meeting at an island resort. This was unusual, normally we met in each other’s cities or at corporate Scull. Over the week the group planned to do Scull work, but also enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and socialize together. Arthur did not want to attend unless all the ‘business’ was conducted immediately, so he could attend and then leave. ‘I vacation with my friends,’ quote Arthur. Arthur sent his statement and request for all the business to be conducted in the beginning of the week to corporate Scull and they faxed his statement to our group. Unfortunately his request was faxed to another Scull group! We are so sorry to miss the fun with Ann, Arthur, and Disney. What a wonderful, loving, fun family to organize such a special time in a beautiful location. Howard & Leslie Hurwitz, Cleveland, OH

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