Overnite visitors this time around included the Ohio Hornes (minus Max, who is in Australia, but plus several impressive new sculptures), John Hayes, the NYC Hornes, and Nancy and Kate Horne. The highlight was once again a party, this time featuring Madras, at the request of Tony Hall, who is trying to force a resurgence of the style on the Lake, and may have succeeded, at least at one small party one Saturday in July.
Joining us for this fabulous event, in addition to the above, were the Doomans, the Wards, the Halls, the Colbys, the Hoffmans, the Suffolks and the Houghtons. The Dooman Family won Best in Show as they had the audacity to create and have Matt and Sam wear madras PONCHOS, while Ady sported a multipurpose Madras wrap that she wore as a sling, a headdress, and kerchief during the course of the party! Amy and Bob won Best Couple, Heather Ward nailed the Subtle award for her madras sneakers, and Charlie, of course, won Best Child. Word has it we made the latest Lake George Mirror—stay tuned for an update.
The Sweetbriar Island Club, sadly, had no NEW members, though three vets, Bill, Kathy, and Adrienne, all made the swim, Bill at the Crack of Dawn. The children –with their guest Erik Svensson—also all paddled out to the island on their boogie boards--we'll have to push harder in August.
The Penn Damn did not disappoint, running briefly, and even speedily, before stopping and again being sent off to Smith’s for repairs. Fingers crossed it will be up and running at Labor Day!
Minigolf, a production of Cats, Pirates of the Caribbean, several runs to Scoop, the ice cream joint, and Nemo’s wanderings (we were scolded by TWO neighbors for the same!) rounded out another great stay at the Lake View--as usual, a good time was had by all.
Rand captivates Heather and Kathy . . .
the Costume Committee confers . . .
4 oafs . . .
Madras Princes Dick and Daniel and Sir Tony Hall
at the finish from Sweetbriar . . .
the eating porch!
Ady as Muslim
Helen of Troy
Eric, Will & Daniel strut their stuff
Paddling from Sweetbriar
What We're Reading at the Lake View . . .
Helen: A Horse for the Summer; Music of the Dolphins; Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing; Freaky Friday, Shel Silverstein
Bill: The Miracle of the Castel Di Sangro by Joe McGuinness; Terrorist by John Updike
Daniel (big): When the Sons of Heaven Meet the Daughters of the Earth by Fernanda Eberstadt
Kathy: Magician's Assistant by Ann Patchett
Will: Loser by Jerry Spinelli
Dan (little): Outsiders by SE Hinton; A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Mary: A Son of the Circus by John Irving
Sam: The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill
Bill-- Shadow Play by Charles Baxter; The Whole World Over by Julia Glass
Helen-- Voyage on the Titanic by Anne Somebody
Will-- the Outsiders, Treasure Island
Dan-- For Whom the Bell Tolls
Bill-- Half of a Yellow Sun, Suite Francaise Helen-- Toad Heaven