Remember when there was always an omelette on the dinner menu? When the Playhouse was located at the foot of the hill where Bob Jr.’s house is today? When the bell staff’s only transportaiton besides their feet was bicycles? When there were caddies? When you could take flying lessons in BHC’s Piper Tri Pacer? If you do, thank you for all the years you’ve vacationed here!
Did you know that there are veterans from the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, WW I and WW II buried in the cemetery here? Every year their graves are marked with new American flags placed by members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. If you haven’t explored the cemetery, it’s a lovely spot on the knoll directly at the back of the Harbor, shaded by tall pines, huge oaks and lilac trees
Vergennes has one of the largest Memorial Day Parades in Vermont, and this year the Wave will cruise through the streets of Vergennes on Monday with marching bands, floats, Scouts, politicians and so on. The Wave is Bob Beach, Sr.’ s 1930 mahogany Cris Craft, lovingly restored several years ago. Be sure to come so we can wave at you!
In spite of high water, Basin Harbor has been bustling for this holiday weekend. Spirits have not been dampened as rain has held off to allow a full day of activities. And all are eagerly anticipating tomorrow night’s fireworks. Happy Memorial Day! Pennie