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Raising Kids Right in Cottage Country

I think I'm still in the giving thanks mode from Thanksgiving. My parents are both gone now and my family lives in Canada. Fortunately, my Canadian "snowbird" friends are ariving every day and they know how to party while the CD's are cranked up. Many of them are musicians as well. My horseshoe buddies keep me busy too! Having said that.......

 My family always had cottages in the lake country just north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This was where I learned how to fish and hunt, appreciate hiking through the back trails I knew every inch of and grew to be a man like my father. He built the sun room in this photo and all the boys helped out. Mom would always have a great meal on the table at 5:30 and we would all play board games, cards or have a campfire untill we got tired.

"You don't see much delinquency among kids who have been brought up fishing and spending time in the outdoors" ~ Gen. H. Norman Shwarztcopf.

You'll have to excuse the photo quality because they were scanned from old prints. They were all taken in the 80's

Big Bald Lake, Ontario, Canada

That's me in my 30's with a Muskie. They're like freshwater barracudas and fight just as hard. I think I may have "bulked up" since then :-)

 John Mayer with a Muskie

My brother Dan with his two sons Scott and Steven. The size limit for Muskies was only 32" at the time, Most people won't eat them because they don't know how to clean them properly. You have to brush off the slime they exude when caught and wash thoroughly before filleting. Then they taste just like bass.

 Dan Scott and Steven

Dad's Birthday with the Family. Pictured: Dan, Larry, Dad, John (me) and Mom. "Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get." ~ H. Jackson Browne Jr..

 Dan, Larry, John Sr., John Jr. and Mom

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams" ~ John Barrymore.

John and Anne Mayer

It's time to have some fun in the the Sunshine State! Give me a call anytime.

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Comment balloon 18 commentsJohn Mayer • November 23 2012 05:37PM
Raising Kids Right in Cottage Country
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I think I'm still in the giving thanks mode from Thanksgiving. My parents are both gone now and my family lives in Canada. Fortunately, my Canadian "snowbird" friends are ariving every day and they know how to party while the CD's are… more