Josh and Carissa’s wedding January 2008
A year has passed… it has been bittersweet for me at best… I lost my dad and the rest of my family (brothers and sisters, that is) this past year. I am thankful for all the things I have learned from my Mom and Dad. Mom and Dad and I had many good times at Egg Harbor Lodge. Mom taught me about the books and people. Dad taught me to figure things out for myself… everything from marketing to fixing toilets. I know now that for the most part that what needs to be done… we can do it ourselves. I miss my parents and I am thankful for the times we had together, particularly at EHL. Back in the day, Mom babysat and I worked the front desk… kind of a job-switch sort of deal. Mark was a farmer and when he had time time he worked with us also. Eventually, Mom and Dad built the house next door and I took over, that was probably in the early 90’s. We have had a good year thanks to all of our return guests but also to our staff who is like family to us. I am not quite sure what I would do without them. I miss my parents terribly but I am thankful for their wisdom and love. Thanks Mom and Dad… we miss you tons.
Em and me… Polar Bear plunge, Jacksonport-Door County 2008 January
Stephen Hawk’s Award winning photo taken at Egg Harbor Lodge
Dad and Ruth at Josh’s wedding January 26, 2008
Mark, Me, Kerana and Avram Kraft