A Port Byron high school pal sent me the November/December 2019 issue featuring Owasco Lake in the article titled “The Story Behind Each of the Eleven Finger Lakes.”

I was so amazed. It was a road map of my life, living and growing up in the 40s and 50s in that particular area of the Finger Lakes.

The picnics at Filmore Glen. The scenery was so beautiful. My aunt lived in Moravia.

On the other side of the lake was the 4-H camp and close to the end of the lake was the Methodist Church camp. At the end of our stay, we would light candles and set them adrift in the lake in the late evening. So beautiful. The next morning we would clean up.

Finally, Emerson Park – the band concerts, 4-H exhibits, the dances and holiday events – brought a lump to my throat. Once there was a huge amusement park in Emerson Park that everyone enjoyed.

Thank you for the article! I’m 83 and this story brought back many wonderful memories.

— Mary Summerhill

Thank you for your wonderful publication. Several family members are enjoying it in different states.

— Jack VanDusen

Caught a photo of this whitetail deer feeding on low-hanging branches in our backyard

— Anonymous

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