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The Lake | Cheryl Overton

The Lake | Cheryl Overton

8.5 x 11 | materials patterned paper (Chatterbox)

My parents bought a lot at Lakelse Lake in the late 70's. They put up a cabin which over the years became more and more civilized, even eventually having running water and an indoor toilet.
Some of the fondest memories of my childhood took place at "the Lake".
Frogging in the pond down the road.
Campfires late into the night.
Ball tournaments with our friends from Prince Rupert coming for the weekend with buckets of fresh crab and shrimp to feast on.
Slumber parties and sleeping on the dock.
I talked to my mom the other day and she told me that she and dad had decided to sell the cabin. We will all be sad to see it go, but I am also thankful that my kids got to experience a little bit of the fun we had growing up at and spending family time at the lake.
So many memories.
Friends and family.
Weddings and parties.
(some of those parties sanctioned by mom & dad, others...not so much.)
It's hard to believe that when they bought this place it was a total wreck. There had been a storm that uprooted trees and made a huge mess. Dad's skills on the backhoe and mom's skills in the garden have totally transformed this place over the years.
Thanks Mom & Dad. And sorry about all the times when I was 15 that I whined about being there instead of at the beach with my friends. I didn't realize what we had.