Meet Bob, actually he likes to be called Mr Bob, he is a retired teacher from Connecticut. This is annual visit with “the boys” These are old pals from the war, and family, at the old Lake house. They are going for fun, and fixing stuff.
You know how much I love to make up captions for photos from shows sent in. Well, today on ebay we have a wonderful set of slides from the early 60’s. The slides, the people are well, also in the 60’s. Anyway, there is no story about these, and I love old slides because they are good color film from a time that people took bad color prints or BW. So you really get detail and a story…if you look hard enough… and have a wondering imagination. So here goes.
The old lake house is on an Island, so they have to motorboat out with a weeks worth of stuff. That’s Mr Bobs son, Edward, helping, with Mr Bobs buddy loading up “The Skiff” That’s Edwards new fancy Inboard/outboard. Kids these days!
At the family house. That’s Mr Bobs best friend George, they have been pals since they were young lads, that’s Georges boat that lives in the boathouse. If you look closely on the boathouse, the name BIRCH LODGE has been there since the 1920’s when the family built it.
The Boys! Out on Festers boat. Fester lives at Birch Lodge all summer and Festers Boat has been faithful for decades. ” This boat is just fine, no need to go anywhere fast” Fester says that when the Boys start complaining. Note Edward is taking these photos with his new Kodac Camera.
After a full day of boating in Festers, Motor boat, the boys are ready to sit by a campfire, smoke a pipe and wake up to the smell of Scrapple and eggs, and a good cup of Joe!
Well, that’s all there is. Sadly Mr Bob never made it back to Birch Lodge, in a freak accident, Mr Bobs bow tie got caught up in a fan and well.. Mr Bob never really was seen again. Fester is still at the lodge today.. in an earn up in the rafters of the boat house. Mr Bobs son Edward, is a retired professor and is at Birch Lodge for the summers, and so the circle of life keeps going. At least that’s how I see it! If you want to buy these slides and make up your own story. SEE THEM HERE ON EBAY!!!!