Shelly (Rochelle) Saffro Brostoff

Profile Updated: August 8, 2023
Residing In: Long Grove, IL USA
Spouse/Partner: Fred Brostoff
What jobs have you held? Which job was your favorite? Dress Designer/ Retired
Do you have any children and/or grandchildren? Alan, born 1967 - 2 grandchildren:
* Hannah - double masters in architecture and business at U of More…I
* Evan - junior at NIU, will be a firefighter with a poly sci degree, co-captain of college lacrosse team.
Jennifer, born 1970 - Grandson Ethan, 14, has been registered as a "Mensa" (obviously, the genes came from his Father). Loves math, science, music.
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I had my Bat Mitzah in the year 2000.
I did the "Avon Breast Cancer Walk" a few days before I was 6o years old.
And I have been traveling around the States on a Motorcycle. I sit behind my Husband on the cycle. No, I don't drive my own and I can't ride my Husband's (it is to big for me to straddle). If we had more room in the garage, I would purchase a "Spyder" (trike).
I have been Married for 53 years to my best friend...even though he graduated from Evanston High School.
I will always be thankful to Elaine Hirsch Cornbleet for fixing me up on a blind date with Fred.

Do you have a favorite school story or a funny memory?

The 4 years were a bit tough for me since I was never aware that I had "ADD" and dyslexia. (My sensitive (?) husband used to say that I had my own disease, which he named "ditzetsia" - being ditzy.)
I was lucky to have so many special and good friends.
When I looked around at the football field after graduation and saw my classmates, some from elementary school, I really felt bad that so many of these friends will be going into so many directions and I will never see some of them again.
This is the reason I love these Reunions because we get together and talk and no one cares if you're successful, just that you're at the reunion.
Hope to see all of you at the next reunion.
And my "funny story".....I had my Prom photo taken after I had been swimming in gym class, no hair drying...just a drippy ponytail!
And standing outside in the center of the school wearing a towel around my head and one around my body during a "Fire Drill". I would need many more towels now!

What would your 1964 self have to say to your present day self?

That I made a lot of good choices thru the years and I know I have learned from my mistakes. "Shelly you did Fine"!

What is on your bucket list?

Traveling more.
Enjoying retirement.
Keeping healthy and strong
Seeing my Grandkids grow up and becoming successful adults.
Remembering more things to put on this list.

What is your special motto?

"Eat it today...wear it tomorrow!"

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

Raising 2 great kids and enjoying there children.

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Jan 07, 2024 at 1:11 PM

Thank you Barry for giving us nice memories. I did the “Cha Cha” to that song.

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Dec 20, 2023 at 11:35 AM
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Nov 17, 2023 at 11:24 AM

Well, it is better to be early than late so, here are my Birthday Wishes to you. I knew you in High School high school. I remember watching you on the swim team. I do remember being a hall monitor sitting outside of your Chemistry class and all the lovely "smells" that were created by your classmates. That was then, now I know the adult Rick and he has turned into a very special guy. I am so happy to call you my special friend. Have a very terrific Birthday.

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Oct 24, 2023 at 10:28 AM

Well, it looks like you and Barry share a birthday. So who is older? Happy birthday to the lady that still looks good all the time! Have a great day.

Oct 24, 2023 at 10:26 AM

Hey, I know I am early, but I will be close to Amsterdam on your birthday. Have a fun time time on your special day!. Miss you.

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Oct 05, 2023 at 10:34 AM

Hi there old friend. I want to wish you a very Happy Birthday. ????????. The other day I ran across some old photos and some of them are from my 16th birthday party and you are in the photos. Stay happy and healthy!

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Sep 17, 2023 at 12:10 PM

I knew Rhonda many years ago when I live on Kirk Street.  We played dolls and road our bikes around the neighborhood.  When we moved, we lost touch with each others.  I am sorry for her family and I know she will be missed by many.  Love you Rhonda from and Old friend.

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Sep 17, 2023 at 12:10 PM

I knew Rhonda many years ago when I lived on Kirk Street.  We played dolls and rode our bikes around the neighborhood.  When we moved, we lost touch with each other.  I am sorry for her family and I know she will be missed by many.  Love you Rhonda from an Old friend.

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Aug 11, 2023 at 11:04 AM

Posted on: Aug 10, 2023 at 10:55 PM

Hair is much shorter now. I donated 11 inches.

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Aug 08, 2023 at 10:28 AM
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Aug 07, 2023 at 9:17 AM
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May 27, 2023 at 10:32 AM

I hope you will have a nice Birthday with your family. Stay healthy!

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Apr 11, 2023 at 1:09 PM

It is better to be early than late sooooo……..HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I am soooo lucky to have you as a special friend. Thank you Reunion Community.

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Mar 30, 2023 at 1:29 PM

I miss Al so much and I am really sorry that I couldn't be with him toward the end.  Al really enjoyed being in our Reunion Committee.  He alway had a smile and a Hawaiian shirt.  He was is still is So Special!

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Mar 19, 2023 at 1:17 PM

Happiest of Birthdays. Did you still want to come to Scottsdale?

Dec 31, 2022 at 10:06 AM

Happy Birthday 1 day late. I hope you had a terrific time with your lovely wife!

Nov 01, 2022 at 9:13 AM

Happy Birthday to a special lady. If wasn’t for Aileen I would have Never met Fred! Thanks

Oct 31, 2022 at 9:01 AM

Happy Birthday to a beautiful lady. You are blesses with so many friends and a loving family. Have a terrific day!

Oct 31, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Happy Birthday Big Dude. I miss you. Have a special day,

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Formal night on the cruise - Jan, 2012.
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Superwoman and superguy in Metropolis, IL - June, 2013
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Can't help it if I'm always monkeying around (in St. Kitts) - March, 2013.
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At Devil's Tower in Wyoming during Black Hills trip - July, 2012.