Glitterspray

6 months ago
Story Time. My dad grew up spending every summer on Lake Minnetonka. When his uncle ceded him the property, it meant that we grew up living on The Lake all year. When I finally achieved a front bedroom (β€œfront” being the lake-facing side, not the road-facing side), I spent many summer nights staring out my window at scenes like this. πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

Glitterspray

6 months ago
My favorite nights were the windy ones with clouds scudding across the sky. On those nights, I also heard a hauntingly doleful clang echoing through the breeze. Flash forward 100 years, Dad and I were on the porch of my new home. The wind was blowing and I had some chimes that made the same sound. πŸ‘‡πŸΌ

Glitterspray

6 months ago
I turned to Dad and said, β€œI’ve always loved that sound. Brings back memories of when I used to hear it on a windy night at The Lake. My dad β€” the sweetest most tolerant human on the planet β€” gave me a sour look and said, β€œAlways hated that: not being able to sleep because the neighbors hadn’t tied off their halyard.” The neighbors had an aluminum mast on their sailboat. So that haunting β€” horrible? β€”noise was from their halyard banging against it. Two Golden Memories In One! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

fairy girl

6 months ago
This is a really good picture, I feel like a wolf is going to leap out.

Glitterspray

6 months ago
@fairy girl I would have loved that. πŸ™‚β€οΈ

spade

6 months ago
Gorgeous !

Jenny Tsch....πŸ€—πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸŒΊ

6 months ago
Magnificent πŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

Karen πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

6 months ago
Gorgeous

neelie

6 months ago
So Beautiful, love the sparking water πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

Riverbank

6 months ago
Magnificent picture and lovely memories! I just posted a picture honoring Ursula LeGuin and inspired by your Earthsea series πŸ’–πŸ’–

brenda

6 months ago
Sooo utterly perfect my dear friend!!! This is amazingly colored. I love your story and your conversation you recounted having with your Dad. Memories are so precious!! Do you miss Minnesota? I realize you’ve not lived there for many years, but have you ever thought of returning? I was born and raised in Ohio. But, I’ve lived many places; Florida, Alaska, UP of Michigan, Alabama, Georgia, and then back to Ohio. Honestly, no place truly feels like home anymore. It’s hard to explain. πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”

Glitterspray

6 months ago
@spade thank you!!! πŸ™‚

Glitterspray

6 months ago
Thanks @Jenny Tsc πŸ€—πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸŒΊ πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

Glitterspray

6 months ago
@Karen πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ thank you! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ πŸ™‚

Glitterspray

6 months ago
@Riverbank The Lake was a perfect place to grow up. πŸ™‚ Saw your pic β€” love it!

Lady Dawn of Hollywood

6 months ago
Beautiful picture and love your story.. I lived on a boat for awhile and when you heard the clang, I heard it too!! Like you I remember it fondly...

Glitterspray

6 months ago
@brenda I spent the first 24 years of my life in the same small town. 22 of it in that house on the lake! I miss Minnesota all the time, but the lifestyle I was accustomed to is absolutely unaffordable today. The old home was remodeled and worth almost $1M !!!

molly81 aka Margie

6 months ago
What a wonderful picture and story about your memories at the Lake house! You’re a very good writer, you should write a book!

LoopykittyπŸ‘©β€βš•οΈπŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸŽ¨πŸˆ

6 months ago
Absolutely sensational!!

Glitterspray

6 months ago
@molly81 aka Margie thought about doing it since I wrote my first story at age ten. And decades of business writing has greatly improved my communication skills! I’m too bipolar to concentrate on a novel, but been considering a series of short stories. Many of them I’ve already written here πŸ˜‚