It happens every morning during the season, people come down to Van’s beach, stand and stare out into Big Blue for long periods of time… Morning meditation. Not every morning, but I too stare out over Big Blue. As I look out over the water I find myself engaged in thoughts about the many friends of ours that have passed these past 60 years. I think about the dumb things I’ve done over the same period of time as well as some good. I’m sure I’m not alone with these thoughts. When the wind is blowing out of the west 25 to 45 mph you’re mesmerized with the pounding waves and the surf, kite boarders. Most mornings during the summer a sailboat will leave the harbor headed north or south to new port and you wonder who they are where they are going. Anyway Biscuit and I will be out there tomorrow morning thinking about something.
As a native Lelander who now lives in New Mexico, I treasure seeing your posts. Thanks to The Leland Report for bringing the images of Leland to my computer out here in the Southwest.
Great thoughtful pictures…:)
Very cool, Boathouse pic
Every day I can’t look out on the beautiful lake except through your eyes. Some days, that’s good enough. Thanks buddy.
Thank you, Fred!
The other month a friend of mine said he often hears people say something like “If I had my life to live over again I would do it differently!” Well, no, he said; if he had his life to live over he would start out as the same young, naïve, inexperienced, reckless and impulsive young whippersnapper he was the first time around and certainly would make the same or similar mistakes.
(Now if I could start over again but somehow with benefit of the storehouse of wisdom gained the first time . . .)
I thank you for your wisdom the short time you were at Hinsdale IH. You and Glen Kahle were great guys to work for.
You are a lucky man ….and dog!!!
And many others of us who can’t be there, will stare at your pictures and share the same thoughts….day after day. Just like we have done for years. Thanks Keith