Saturday, June 18, 2016

Summer at the Lake

Summer at the lake! Some of us have been doing it since the 1920s and would probably still keep at it, if it were more convenient.

Here are some summer photos from days gone by.

Lots of fun with the little kids at the lake.

At the lake -- kids in the front row are Junior and Grace, Middle Row: Jean, Eleanor and unknown girl; Back row -- Unknown boy, Minnie, Iris
Here's the Leatherman family.

Eleanor, Jean, Iris holding Grace, Junior with J.P. and Minnie behind.
Jean's best friend, Fran Pike, was a few doors down.

Jean with Fran Pink outside Leatherman Cottage

Jean and Grace with Fran and others.

Fran with unknown boy (possibly a Henny brother?), unknown girl, Jean with Grace in front. 
Note proximity of trees to beach and high water. Taken before breakwall added.

Detail of Jean and Grace from above photo.

Jean -- on the breakwall.

Grace and Martin Krauss. (I've got to run this through photo and straighten out that background!)

Note that the beach was very large (low water) and the breakwall has been done. Approximately taken 1950.
 Here comes a new generation! Ken with Nancy Marzolf.

Cousins together!

Looks like this must be around 1952. Taller kids are Susan Porter and John Marzolf; Sitting on left is Jim Marzolf with Anne Porter and Jack Porter on the ground. 
At the right is Nancy Marzolf holding Deet and David Krauss.
 Deet, David and Jack.

Cousins in a boat!

Another crooked horizon! David, Anne, Patty, Jack, Deet (in back with Mutty)

From the Deet-and-David collection.

And yet another.

Three grumpy Krauss kids.

Patty, Mutty, David
Deet with Mary Anne Krauss (Mutty)

Can anyone identify the guy standing behind Deet?
 Deet with Patty and Mutty Krauss. We have come a long way.

This is the photo everyone hopes someone tore up and forgot!

There are more to be scanned! And don't forget to send photos you might have!


  1. Deet, the guy standing behind you is my uncle, Paul Krauss. His wife, Connie, is next to him in the orange dress. I actually remember them being up at the cottage with us, and what was I, maybe 3 or 4 at the time? I like the picture of you holding me, I've never seen that one before. Great post!

  2. What a wonderful trip down memory lane that this must have been for you seeing these pictures :)

    Wishing you a great weekend :)

  3. I enjoyed the vintage photos of life at the cottage and seeing all your extended family members ;-)

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  5. loved this family stroll .
    thank you for sharing


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