Thursday, August 7, 2008
Snow Lake News
Sue Shears celebrates birthday
Hello Snow Lakers! Hope you are having a wonderful week! It is hot as blue blazes, but isn’t it this way every summer? The “Ole Dawg Days” are upon us once again.
Remember how cold it was last winter? Just think of that time and get in your air-conditioned car or house and hide out. Believe it or not, this too shall pass. Before you know it, we’ll be complaining about how cold it is: BRRRR!
We had a little rain the other day and thought it would set in; but it didn’t. We’re supposed to get more rain this week as well, sure hope so; our lawns and common areas sure need it!
I haven’t heard about any catastrophes happening recently since the passing of Sammie Ormon. We surely will miss him. Hubby knew him quite well and spoke so highly of him, as everyone does. He touched so many lives and Sammie was the “go to” man for all crop and livestock problems. I can imagine he’s the “go to” man for those problems in Heaven now, for sure.
Boating has been primarily confined to early evening and nighttime cruising due to the high, high, temperatures we’ve had recently. We don’t have air-conditioned watercraft, so people that don’t usually swim are doing so to cool off and enjoying it.
Andy and Beverly got a nice, new pontoon boat and Andy can be seen all hours of the day tinkering with it, fixing this and that and generally enjoying the new purchase. There’s nothing like a new toy to put a smile on a man’s face and a gleam in his eye. Soon after the new purchase, Andy took time away from his new “toy” to treat Beverly to a wonderful weekend at Hot Springs. These young-at-heart, fun-loving grandparents made the trip in another toy: a big, shiny red motorcycle custom-built for two.
It’s been rather quiet here on the lake for the past couple of weeks, except for a fun-filled deck party and Sue Shears’ big 39th birthday party, both which lasted well into the night.
While out boating with friends last week, we observed a pontoon boat that was leaking gas and by the time this boat circled toward the center of the lake, about one third of this area was polluted with oil and gas. Please check your boat’s gas lines that they are tightly connected so as to save the beauty of our lake as well as your pocketbook.
Now for the geography lesson learned, or rather related to me from a long-time resident of Snow Lake. The fork of the lake that ends in the “stump field” (north) is better known as Raccoon Cove. The fork that is broken up by a culvert to a shallow end (west) is known as Beaver Run. The fork that passes by the boat launch (easterly) with another culvert is known as Windy Hollow. And finally, the large area from the community center south to the dam and spillway is Snow Lake. This information comes from a very reliable source and if anyone has any word to the contrary, please email and set me straight. However, wherever you live in our community; it is all beautiful.
Friends of ours recently returned from a long vacation reported that so many of the lakes they observed were quite low. Homes that were built “on the lake” are now high and dry. We are so blessed to live on a constant level, spring-fed lake with no water fluctuation problems.
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