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Fourth of July at Blue Heaven

July 5, 2010


Babs Young grew up coming to the family cottage on Torch Lake.  Every year she spent the summer with other children whose families had cottages here, too.  When a resort has that kind of history, the neighbors are like family.  You will understand, then, that this Fourth of July has been bittersweet for her.  Last night she […]

Fourth of July in a small town

July 4, 2010


I am burned to a crisp and unaccountably came home with a t-shirt dress with a wolf on it. Really, it doesn’t get any better than this. Not if you want to understand us as we really are when we’re at home. Not if you want to remember the summers of your childhood. Over in […]

Happy Fourth of July – Fireworks – Poetry – History – and sparklers on the beach

July 4, 2008


For everyone who wondered whether we’d have any Summer People this year – they’re baa-ack! The No Vacancy sign was up at the Torch Bay Inn last night. Campfires crackled at Barnes Park. Little kids waved sparklers on the beach. The parking lot overflowed at the IGA. When I walked the dogs this morning I […]