Alice and her family and some friends of theirs are out at the cottage this weekend and she sent me some pictures. Here is Nathan, a victim of “too much fun”. This was taken moments after he assured his mother he wasn’t tired at all, and then collapsed. Well, perhaps not “collapsed” but lay down and fell totally asleep in one and a half seconds.
I think they’d done a bike ride and then tubing on the lake and am not sure if he sneaked a little fishing in, too…….
If anyone is interested in knowing more about Point Chautauqua, a dear neighbor of ours, a Professor of Economic Geology at SUNY Buffalo, Ed Conkling, wrote this great little book (and it’s not that little, either) about it. The community was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, a famous and early American Landscape architect who also designed, for instance, Central Park and the landscape around the U.S. Capitol building. Our little area was designed as a Baptist rival to the Chautauqua Institution across the lake, but didn’t last too long as a religious camp. In a few years it had become a resort which it’s been ever since.
This spring I was able to buy a piece of art from local photographer Jane Currie. It is a lovely memorial to our status as a National Historical Landmark. I wasn’t sure where to hang it, but Alice rearranged some enlargements I have of old postcards and sent me a picture of what she had done.