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Thread #18820 Message #2983487
Posted By: Joe Offer
09-Sep-10 - 06:24 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Rough and tough and hard to bluff
Subject: RE: Origin: Rough and tough and hard to bluff
Thank you very much for the information about Erv. He was a terrific storyteller, and a good man. I worked with him at Camp Villa Jerome in Hubertus, Wisconsin, from 1966-70. He worked two or three days a week, and I think he was in Chicago the rest of the time. I had the impression he had worked at Villa Jerome many years before I was there, but maybe not. I think he had also worked at a Boys Club camp near Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.
Erv was generous to a fault, an unbelievably kindhearted man. I don't think there ever lived another man with such a corny sense of humor.
Rest in peace, Erv. It's nice to finally learn a little of what happened to you.