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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:

"And some things that should have not been forgotten were lost. History became legend. Legend became myth. And for two and a half thousand years, the ring passed out of all knowledge."

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


I understand where you're coming from. I'm probably going to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Dr. at my pain management clinic. (I have Degenerative Disk Disease from T11 to L5, putting me in a wheelchair, suffering great pain.) He has cut my medication by 45%, and switches me back to medication that didn't do the job seven years ago. He has either refused to read the previous records, or has ignored them; Therefore, a probable malpractice lawsuit, and having to find a new Dr. Sometimes, you HAVE to fight, whether you want to or not.

Posted by: walter daniels at December 22, 2013 10:34 AM
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