Owning a fishing resort for many years we have many out of state friends. My parents purchased their resort in 1975, we purchased ours just down the lake in 1986.
These photos feature a few of our tourist friends.
Jennifer most likely has her head on the table because Ardith said “Jennifer I cannot see you!” Ardith was the picture taker…always had a camera in her purse. At the end of the table I think I see Bonnie and her husband and Chuck and Ardith must have been sitting at that end of the table….I am certain they were there.
On this photo you can see me and Lester at the end of the table. Boy my hair was blonde….summer blonde I think they called that spray in color!
The photo was taken in August or September of 1995. We all went the the Friday Night Steak Fry at the American Legion in Park Rapids Minnesota. Back then a steak, baked potato, bread and salad with a cuppa coffee was $7.00….with all proceeds going for Nursing Scholarships of which our oldest daughter Trica was a recipient one year.
Lester and Joanne are farmers from South Dakota. Lester died a few years ago. Everyone else is from Indiana. Kay was a Chicken Sexer. She worked in a hatchery separating the boys from the girls. Kay was full of fun and laughter she died of a Heart Attack two years after this photo was taken. Elsie and Koons are both gone too…Koons in 2000 and Elsie in 2011, they were very special friends. Far Guy’s Mom died in 2006.
Mark has since remarried…to Teresa. Life goes on…he lives right across the street from the Feed Store he manages and real close to the Fire Hall.
Many of the tourists that came to our resort were from Indiana…no fuss people, they were happy to be out on the lake fishing. ( Not big party keep you up all night types.)
Twenty years has passed just like that.