|Gordon, Gordon Jr., Ethel, Jeannie, Charles & Gloria Mace|
|The Smith family|
The last 31 years have been no exception to the family theme at Baldpate. Our first few years we were totally supported by our extended family in ways one can never repay. We tried to call them "working vacations" but we all know they were more work and less vacation than anyone planned.
My sister & brother-in-law, Corrine and Dick, spent weeks on site those first two years, helping with anything and everything. Corrine made covers for our lobby couches and cleaned who knows how many rooms. Dick held down the desk, did all kinds of handyman jobs as well as being the favored uncle that would somehow find time to take our kids fishing! Mac still remembers his first big trout caught at Lily Lake with Uncle Dick.
|Dick & Corrine|
|Eunice, Sherman, Liz, Vince, Jay, and Grandpa Sam|
My mom-in-law, Dot, was not only a work horse at whatever needed to be done, ironing, chopping vegetables or cleaning bathrooms, she was a volunteer laundry slave each spring, washing & ironing all the curtains!!! Dot loved to chat with our guests, and it was her idea to put our evening snack in the lobby each night, instead of just putting cookies in the individual rooms, so that our guests could share their day and chat in front of the fireplace.
|Grandma Dot (Smith) Bongers|