December 20, 2013
Legends of Waldron Bay
Did you read J.R.R. Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings trilogy? I did. It's filled with wisdom you can use in everyday life.
In the book, Tolkien writes:
What's Tolkien saying there? I feel he's saying it's not a good idea for something to transform from history to legend. After that, facts and true stories become very fuzzy or possibly forgotten. Some people want certain stories to be forgotten - that's why they fight to hide the truth. But I digress.
Waldron Bay is a private community located in the fabulous Lakes Region of central New Hampshire. Prior to it becoming a residential housing development, it was a boys summer camp.
Sadly the history of Camp Waldron is just a few years from becoming myth. If you do an exhaustive online search, you can find virtually nothing written about the camp. What a perfect example of what Tolkien was talking about, and Camp Waldron existed a mere fifty years ago!
Close your eyes and you can easily imagine the young boys and camp counselors clustered around a warm campfire on a chilly New England night telling stories about the people that roamed the very land they were sitting on. No doubt stories were shared about massive fish pulled from the crystal-clear waters of Lake Winnisquam just a few yards away from the roaring campfire. Who knows what stories and legends were discussed?
And as you'd expect, new Waldron Bay legends are being crafted now.
From time to time I hear conversations and whispers float across the calm waters of Lake Winnisquam as I sit on my patio down by the lake. Some originate from the Waldron Bay boat slips. Cup your hand around your ear and you may discover fascinating tales!
Posted by Tim Carter at December 20, 2013 5:51 PM