An Ode to the Ol' Cabin

An Ode to the Ol' Cabin

Back in 1983 when I just a year old my parents made probably one of the smartest decisions and purchased and lil lake front cabin at Loon Lake.  Last year we decided it was time to tear it down and built a new cabin on the same lot.  It was sad to see it go as it was our summer home for the past 29 years, it was starting to fall apart (I mean it was built in the 60's and orginally didn't even had a washroom) and as much as love my younger brother sharing a room with bunkbeds had outlived it's time.  There are so many memories that were created at this cabin, so before we tore it down I took my camera and documented some of the little things that made this cabin special.  There was the weeds growing in the eves, spider web coated windows and bars on every window to prevent breakins; we always joked that the porch was kind of like a jail.  The stenciled strawberries all over the kitchen that I remember my mom painting as a kid, which I thought at that time were so awesome and pretty!  We also had the little wall by the bedrooms with mine and my brother's height as we grew up (I am happy to say we did cut that out and it will be going in the new cabin), as well the wall where we used to keep the land line (that went away with when we finally received cell service) which served as our phone book with important numbers like the golf course written on it.  To probably the world's smallest bathroom, and the definite lack of storage in the kitchen.  We also my brother's famous crayon art work in our bedroom that we happily created as a two year old who was supposed to be napping in his play pen.  There are so many little things that made this cabin uniquely ours!

Here is to the many good times we had with ol' blue :)

Jenna-Marie
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