These images are all of vacations at Balch Lake. Half the lake is in Acton, Maine, and the other half is in Wakefield, New Hampshire. My godparents had a family camp that my Dad helped to build in the 1940s, and it is still there. We had many good memories of vacations up there!
|Yours truly, about 1964|
Do you remember when going to camp
meant pumping water and using outhouses?
|1973 My sister and our dog, Sandy|
Her very best Huck Finn impression!
|My Dad liked to make a big wave|
jumping off the end of the dock!
|1975, My grandparents came up to the camp,|
but Grampy thought he had driven to the end of the world
from Hamilton, Massachusetts to Balch Lake, Maine.
|1975- when life was simple...|
We cruised the lake in this little putt-putt motorboat
and thought it was "so cool!"
|1976- Every fall Balch Lake would drain,|
and we would find stumps and weird things out
where we had been swimming a few months earlier
Copyright 2011, Heather Wilkinson Rojo