... you knew you were getting close to Berry Lake when you smelled the mint fields along Blueberry Road (now Hwy R)???
Posted by Berrylakers at 3:07 PM 20 comments:
Berrylakers said... and you had to roll up your car windows once you got onto Blueberry Road to keep the gravel dust from getting in the car (but it did anyway, and on those 90+ degree days, it stuck to your sweaty skin)...so you just HAD to jump into the lake as soon as you got here!
August 21, 2009 3:14 PM Berrylakers said... there was a telephone line that ran over the lake between the point and Gaynor's (now DePrey's); and every once in awhile, a small plane would fly underneath it (probably a Baldwin!)
August 24, 2009 2:17 PM Berrylakers said... there was a lighted telephone booth outside of the Berry Lake Club, at a time when few had phones on the lake. As a teenager who couldn't possibly live without a phone for more than a day, I was forced to put my flip flops on (we used to call them thongs back then before they had another meaning!) before going inside the booth to make a call because of all the dead June bugs that filled the floor. Eeewww...
August 24, 2009 2:20 PM Berrylakers said... Ed and Dot's (now Harley's Den) and Tom and Sophie @ the Berry Lake Club?
August 24, 2009 2:21 PM Berrylakers said... when a 50 hp outboard was enough to pull up 4 slalom skiers, and the only inboard/outboard on the lake belonged to Micky Malcheski who parked his cabin cruiser here sometimes during the summer?
August 24, 2009 2:22 PM Berrylakers said... the scent of this place when you first got out of the car after the long ride up here? It still smells wonderfully fresh and piney, but now that I live here full time I don't notice it as much anymore. Do any of you???
August 24, 2009 2:24 PM Berrylakers said... going to the Underhill dump and chatting with Pappy???
August 24, 2009 2:26 PM Berrylakers said... Reigert's and Klatt's taverns in downtown Underhill?
August 24, 2009 2:27 PM Berrylakers said... going to the Hintz bar for fresh eggs (along with pickled ones...yuck!) and conversation with Louie and Joanne?
August 24, 2009 2:32 PM Berrylakers said... when windsurfing, not wave-running, was popular here???
August 24, 2009 4:15 PM Berrylakers said... hydroplanes???!!!
August 24, 2009 4:18 PM Berrylakers said... "da...da...dadadadadadadada...dadadadadadadadada...da da da da da da da da da da...da da da da da da da da da...HEY!" was heard across the lake on warm summer eves???
August 24, 2009 5:35 PM Berrylakers said... you heard whippoorwills every night before going to bed?
August 24, 2009 6:12 PM Berrylakers said... the Krueger's barn that stood on their grounds on the east shore? I miss that landmark here on the lake!
August 26, 2009 3:49 PM Berrylakers said... there was an alternate route through the Town of Underhill and you had to drive over that neat, old metal bridge to cross the Oconto River to get to Reigert's or Klatt's taverns? I've seen some of our best fall colors from that old bridge.
August 26, 2009 3:51 PM ginny said... 1956 - my dirty fanny was washed under a pump on the back porch with ice cold artesian (?) water - I hate cold water to this day!!!! Then i graduated to an outhouse decorated with cartoons tacked to the walls, P.U.!!! Thank God for plumbing installed in 1965.
August 27, 2009 10:32 AM Jennifer said... Sitting on Grandma Baldwin's back porch listening to stories, watching birds, learning about bats and wildflowers.
May 16, 2010 3:13 PM Jennifer said... When a motor flew of the back of another fishing boat and we all went to help look for it. John was looking over the front of the bow and Charlie put the boat in reverse and John went head over tail off the front of the boat in to the water.
May 16, 2010 3:16 PM Anonymous said... The parade when the cast iron tub (with Brian Bains? in it) tipped off the huge chunk of foam and sunk to the bottom of the lake.
May 16, 2010 3:17 PM Berrylakers said... I heard that the tub flipped off somewhere near our place, and I've been looking for it ever since...would look great in my garden!!!