Back in 2014, I wrote a Throwback piece about my heritage that included memories of family vacations at a Polish resort in the Catskills. I couldn’t remember its name back then.
Readers pitched in, including family members of that place, who wrote in to inform me that its name was The Valley View House. Others posts followed. This became a popular thread. People have remained interested in following the plight of this place that was prominent in their growing-up years.
Another interested reader was Gerald Mejzak, who has kept in touch.
Gerald recently drove past the property, and emailed me some of his photographs.
Here’s the spot in Kenosha Lake in spring turning to summer 2021.
Thank you, Gerald, for sharing the Valley View now.
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parents had their honeymoon there in 1950 – and became family friends with the Bekarciaks over the years –
Thank all involved for these posts!
Thanks for stopping by, George!
I still remember that post MBM. I think it is actually my favorite of all of your writing. I was very happy to revisit it.
Thank you so much, MBC. It came from my heart.
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I can tell.
“Light the corners of my mind
Misty watercolor memories
Of the way we were
Of the smiles we left behind
Smiles we gave to one another
For the way we were
Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Or has time re-written every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we?
I spend almost all of my conscious hours these days travelling down ‘Memory Lane’
To quote my late father,
“I live in my own little world, but it’s Ok; they know me there.”
Besides, memories are all I have now, as I have quit drinking (a GOOD Thing—Believe Me)…
My memories, of which there are so very many, provide good fodder for my favorite thing to do:
Write On, Brother!
Great Post and Great Photos, My Friend Mark
My Best to you and yours,
Thank you, Lance.
Thanks much for sharing with your following.
Actually located near Kenoza Lake.
Now that we see it today Dennis Port looks much more inviting!
There is still a smaller resort called Kenoza Lake House on the same road.
Thanks for taking us all back to the Kenoza Lake area, Gerald. And yes Dennis Port keeps us happy a vacatiion a year these days for sure.