June 19, 2006

Summer of 54

Summer of 54
Originally uploaded by ricmcarthur.
Me in the Betty Marie

I think this was the summer of 54. We had a small boat and every Sunday we would go out to the breakwater that protected the entrance to the Welland Canal. There were about 15 families who would meet each week. I didn’t know until I was older that this wasn’t a typical picnic.

Yes, my Dad let me drive the boat once in a while.


Susan Gets Native said...
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Susan Gets Native said...

So who was the Betty Marie named after?

Rondeau Ric said...

After my mother. The boat was actually the Betty M.

Her name was Betty, not Elizabeth. My Grandfather didn't like short forms or nicknames so he short circuted that by using Betty.