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Entries Tagged as 'Washington Lake'

Bar Memories

November 13th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Memories can have a subtle, soft joy that is paradoxically accompanied with a touch of salty bitterness. I’m looking at a newly acquired postcard that shows the inside of the bar at the Yulan Hotel. The image recovers decorating details I had forgotten. The bar is long, made of wood, and carries the shine and amber […]

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Kitchen Work

August 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I was getting older and distancing myself from Boots, the Boza’s son. I became buddies with the two dish washers who worked in the main kitchen. Not that we hung out together after meals were served as I too was subject to the same sort of age difference that kept Boots and I apart. They […]

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Yulan NY, Times Square

July 12th, 2010 · 47 Comments

OK, here is a bit of a pictorial history of the town of Yulan, commonly called Times Square. This image is from a postcard dated 1923. It’s a bit difficult to understand how the building relates to later images as it is the only image I’ve seen that shows a porch. You can clearly see the sign […]

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Meatballs & Burgers

July 8th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The Boza’s were Italians. They owned the Yulan Hotel. Both Pete and Anne were short, heavy set people, and their children, Carol and Boots, were of the same build. This may have been partly due to Anne’s cooking skills. From my experience she was a marvelous cook. Anne didn’t cook in the main kitchen, although […]

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The One That Got Away

January 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

FISH STORIES I walked onto the dock, fishing rod in hand. The morning mist was upon the lake, no one around, no boats, no voices echoing over the water, peace. This dock provided a good place from which to fish as it nestled up to a large lily pad area, a favorite place of fish. […]

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The Flight of a BB

October 13th, 2008 · No Comments

I can’t find the word to describe the sound of a bb gun. The combined release of air with a mechanical snap. Whapkah! I know the sound well as I’ve had a few bb guns in my life. And  taken a few lives, I don’t say that proudly. It was a short walk from the […]

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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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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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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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First Kiss & Betrayal

July 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

I had aged to somewhere around fourteen. Gregory’s (Washington Beach Hotel) had closed and we had been staying at the Yulan Hotel, owned by Anne and Pete Boza, for a number of years. I had already spent a number of two-week stays and weekend stays at the Hotel and the Boza family (Anne, Pete, daughter […]

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