|The Eldredge's||The note below came to us from Aleta in a separate email message so we are posting it to the web site.|
I have spent the last week going through your site. I haven't
been up to the lake in 5 years. My uncle, E.A. "Ted"
Belcher, owned Chippewa, on the old Shale Road, up until his
death 2 years ago. My father still lives in that area, on Blue
Eddy Road, near the bend in Route 509. My father, Willard "Bud"
Eldredge, and my mother, Alice McColm Eldredge, met at Lake Teedyuskung.
They were married in 1943. My Grandmother, Missy McColm, owned
a property on the lake, and my Dad went to and was a counselor
at Dan Beard's camp. My father helped build the Cuckoo's nest,
and has lunch there quite often, to this day. Do you remember
the great french fries that Althea made? I have some pictures
of the lake, but I have to go through storage to find them. I
know I have pictures off of Ted's dock, but I'm not sure if I
have any of his cabin. As soon as I find them, I will email them
to you, so you can post them on your site. I have emailed this
site to my brother and sister and father, and they, as I am,
were extremely impressed. I do have one question, however. The
picture of the sign to Chippewa, and your remark about the chipmunks.
Is it possible that you knew my Uncle Ted, or my Grandparents,
Arnold and Beth Belcher? The actual name came as an Indian name,
but we used to feed the chipmunks all summer at the lake's edge,
and also the sunnies in the lake by the lily pads. By the middle
of the summer, the chipmunks would climb up your clothes and
try to get the peanuts out of your pockets. My Grandmother, an
extremely gentle woman, used to feed them a bag of peanuts almost
every day. As you may be able to tell, I have extremely fond
memories of the lake. Unfortunately, because of a fire, I don't
have any of our pictures from the 60's and 70's. I do have some
from 1989 and 1990, and will find them as soon as I can. Thank
you for so many wonderful memories!