Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Winter at Indian Lake


John, Joey and Will standing on frozen Indian Lake in front of Musselmans' old cottage
 When Bob was growing up, his family had a home on Indian Lake, in Russells Point, OH. I went there for the first time when I was 15. We always rang in the New Year there. We were engaged on a pontoon boat there when I was 19. Until the mid 80s when the house was sold, Bob and I and his family and neighbors spent many happy weekends there. We had happy summer weekends singing "Get Down On It" on the Searay boat. We had many happy winter weekends on snow mobiles running on the ice. We had great neighbors who played cards and board games with us and cooked food in the "pot" for a true pot luck.

This week Bob is back in Ohio, touring the "old country" with three of our sons. They are hitting all the old haunts; Our childhood homes, St. Albert the Great Catholic Church, Marion's Pizza, University of Dayton, Milano's, St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, Flying Pizza, Mama DiSalvo's, White Castle, Frisch's Big Boy and the Tilton Hilton. (Note heavy emphasis on food--but you can't get any of that in Florida!) Primarily, they are visiting with many aunts, uncles and old friends.

What better way to prepare for Christmas then to reunite with friends and family--all the while having a big, long, snowy drive with your sons!

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