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Old 07-14-2017, 12:36 PM   #201
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My mom's aunt and uncle were Jim and Millie Foster. They were Scottish immigrants that lived in Andover MA. On a trip up to the lake by train, they saw the lake and the mountains, and Uncle Jim said that this area was the closest he would get to Scotland without traveling back there. Initially he had a platform with a wall tent and eventually built a cabin which he called the "Wee Hoose", Scottish dialect for little house. It was 71 years ago that I first came the lake as an infant. Since 1946, I have only missed a couple of years at the lake while I was I the military. Lots of memories of dances for the little kids, then being put to bed, and a group of parents would make the rounds of the camps to make sure the kids were ok. (Try doing that today!)(Of course, once you were put to bed, you stayed there. ) Don't know if the Wee Hoose is still there.

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I remember seeing the Wee Hoose as a kid. We lived four cabins down from Mini-Ha-Ha (now Elacoya). We would come up to the lake from New Jersey at the end of June and go back just before Labor Day. I always thought that no one in New Jersey had better summers than we did. It was truly a blessing to spend the summer each year at Lake Shore Park.
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Old 07-14-2017, 08:38 PM   #202
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The marina was built by Spanos and Rugg in 1960 shortly after they bought the park from the Jones family. Those pictures were taken in the 30's.

That first picture is of my mother washing clothes on the dock in front of our cabin (them days are long gone LOL. We used to wash in the lake too with a bar of soap). Back then it wasn't much of a cabin. It was a board floor with wood sides that went up about four feet. The rest of it was a tent top that was put up each summer. Jones allowed the campers to store all their equipment for the winter in the barn on the other side of route 11 outside the park.
Did/Do you know Ray and Anne Todd? Those are my grandparents.
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:48 PM   #203
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Did/Do you know Ray and Anne Todd? Those are my grandparents.
You know I don't remember them, but I am sure that I must have said hello to them as I passed their camp. It's been a long time since I left the park, which was in 1963. There were so many people that I knew back then, but have faded from memory.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:53 AM   #204
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When did the Mount stop docking at Big Pier?

Must have been long ago.
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Old 07-18-2017, 08:34 AM   #205
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Ma and Pa! Ma still sits on the porch and keeps track of me and what I'm up to. Miss Pa's daily swim in the lake to "test the water".
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Ma and Pa! Ma still sits on the porch and keeps track of me and what I'm up to. Miss Pa's daily swim in the lake to "test the water".
Is that you Todd?
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The one and only
I've taken over my grandfather's spot on his porch listening to the Red Sox games and watching people walk by now.
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Old 07-19-2017, 07:27 PM   #208
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Very nice. I think we are going there sometime in August. I will look for you.
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