The Camp Has Sold!
Remember when I was telling you several weeks ago that
Herman’s childhood camp here in Caroga Lake was
on the market? Well it turns out that Terry’s cousin,
Katy, was interested in it. So she comes up from Schenectady
about a month ago and made the deal with Herman.
fell in love with the camp when she saw it. Compared to
Schenectady it is certainly a world apart. One of the
first things Herman did was to take Katy down the hill
to the lake. I think I’ve told you all before that
it is quite a hike down to the lake, one which my wheelchair
certainly could not do.
Katy saw the lake she was positively smitten. It will
be great to have her up here! I’m looking forward
to taking her to places like Beacon Wholesale on South
Main in Gloversville, the new sport shop in Johnstown,
and my favorite restaurant Lanzi’s On The Lake in
Mayfield. Actually, she did come to Lanzi’s for
a combined birthday dinner (Herman and Terry’s Dad
have birthdays two days apart.)
when I first moved to this area and I was shown all around.
I absolutely fell in love with this place. I’m really
looking forward to showing the area around to Katy. I
can now say that I have been here long enough to say that
I’m from here, and not new to the area!
of the things Katy’s most looking forward to is
a lower tax base compared to Schenectady. What she pays
a month is what she’ll pay yearly here for taxes.
That will be a great relief to her.
Herman showed her his yearly tax bill she basically just
laughed and asked was he serious. Happily he answered
yes. Katy is planning on buying a canoe or boat for fishing
and traveling the lake in the spring and summer.
called us the first week in January and said she was coming
up to Caroga Lake for a day visit. She brought her dog
Tipper with her, but kept her in the car when she came
in to visit before visiting the camp. When I suggested
to Herman that he go outside and meet the dog, he happily
agreed, but when Tipper got out of Katy’s car my
dog Moxie went crazy. Moxie can be VERY jealous.
a good day had by all, Katy spent the latter part of the
afternoon at the camp. She said she is the happiest girl
on the planet. So welcome Katy. I hope you enjoy it as
much as we do.
Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland who pursued an acting
career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues free lance
writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County. Previous columns
may be accessed at her web site www.kathrynskorner.com