Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lovewell's Pond

Lovell's Pond 2007
Originally uploaded by cuuixsilver
The semester winds down and soon we will leave for the northeast, for our camp on Lovewell's Pond. My mother's family built a place their in 1906 and we still go there every summer. Very little has changed; we still pump drinking water by hand from the well, and bathe in the pond. We still listen to the bullfrogs on hot summer evenings.

Starting with my great great grandfather, one of the builders, daily logs have been kept of the weather and the events of each day. So when I say "we still..." in fact I know it for sure. How many people know what their great great grandparents did every day, in detail?

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