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Entries from August 2008

Washington School

August 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Washington Elementary School, later named Moss School after the principal I schooled under, was about three blocks from my home, up Amboy Avenue. Myself and the other kids in the neighborhood would walk to school. I don’t recall anyone arriving by car or anyone having a parent along for the journey. The school had an […]

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Tags: Metuchen N.J.

Penn Yan Stories

August 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

My dad had a really nice boat. It was a Penn Yan, and based on limited research it appears to have been the “cartopper” model. Indeed, it was light, as my dad and I had no trouble lifting the boat and placing it on top of the car, strapping it down, and heading to Washington […]

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Tags: Washington Lake

Smatterings & Custer’s Last Stand

August 1st, 2008 · 5 Comments

The Dock The dock at Gregory’s stretched out to infinity (as seen by a child) from the bank, rising as it went out to a height about 5 feet over the water (photo shows dock in 2007, changed, but still amazingly using some of the original construction). I used to sit on the end of […]

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Tags: Washington Lake

Washington Lake Code

August 1st, 2008 · 7 Comments

Time to look at what the alphabet soup on the lake is all about. “A” represents the first place we stayed at the lake, Highland Cottage. We only stayed there a season or two before moving on to the Washington Beach Hotel (B). I have only one memory from Highland Cottage, it is this. They […]

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Tags: Washington Lake