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    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.

    Katy 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.

    After 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.)

    I remember 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!

    One 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.

    When 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.

    She 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.

    It was 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