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T h e h i g h sp o t o f th e yoar fr om the ear lier year s on was our tr i p t o o u r su mme r h o me i n Mi chig&r r r It began as a one r oom cabin l n the w o o d s b u 1 l t o n a w o o d e n fl oor Dad and M other had built for our l ar ge tent. W e sp e n t a su mme r or two cam ping in this tent beside F l s [br La]r e w h i c h a d j o i n e d th e l a rg e r, Glen Lake, wfr ictr tlr e eventuatly moved.r te, I ' l y g ra n d mo th e r, th e or thopedlc physiciano had a sm all log c abi n s h e s t a ye d 1 n d u ri n g th e sum m err ight next to the spot we cho s e for plumbing...Jus t o u r t i n y d o ml cl l e o n F i sh er Lake.an ouf",.[Ef1:,?..p1lr *o h o u s e l a tw o se a te r. I shall never for 6etr por i- ng over the co r s et s ec ti on

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I l y l i ttl e b ro th e r a nd I spent our days wading and catchlng fr ogs ' a n d m i nn o w s i n th e ch a n nel between the two lakesn Glen and F i s her . N a t i o n a l Ge o g ra p h i c ra n a pictur e of Glen Lake in those ear ly y ear s pr on o u n c i n g i t th e se co n d most beauti- dul lake in the wor ld and 99&99/tOO pure. La ke L o u i se h a d th e distinction of being fir st. T h e se co n d o r th i rd y ear we noved our camp to Glen. It w as on thi n p r o p e r t y rw e l a te r b u i l t o ur lar ge summ erhome, a palatial plac e of tw el v e r o o m s l T h e re w e re tto ff& ? Ug5fOntwo flush toilets, five bedr oom s r &a l ar ge l l v i n g r o o q vri th a h u g e / fir eplacer ,,,iTh€r e' was also a dining r oom w i th a f i r e p l scb tta h 8 " l e st I for get, l,laidf s quar tepsr dith pr ivate s how er and toilet' B e st o f a l l w e w er e on a eandy beach. Later &i:t6r n1" c our t w as b u i l t t o b ri n g fri e n d s to our house. It took us tvro full days by eutomobile from our home in I'laumee

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v r a s t h e h a l f-w a y ma rk. We always spent our fir st nlght ther e. T he fi r s t U r e a r l 4 o th e r a n d w e tvro ch ildr en tr aveled al- one. W e had seven fl at ti - r es a n d h a d to ch a n g e th e m o u r selves. O u r h o u se o n Gl e n b e gan with the tent floor and wae adde d to unti l i t s f i n a l p ro p o rti o n s v/e r e r eached* W hile it was ln the final pr oc es s of addition my brother and I lvere shipped off tBPBmfifttS capps on a take called Torch, glso in l"iichJ.g&trr We used up three.,summers fgg"f*pgrlrorv t o l i v e a n d p l a y w l th o th er kids. I of cour se felt deser ted^ / f w anted. t o s t a y i n fa ml l l a r, w e l l loved tem itor y. But summ er cam p began to be a w e l c o me p l a ce to b e a fter the fir st sum m er . I r ir onan Honor Gi r l al v ar d t h e t h i r d ye a r. A l o n g l vi th the silhouettes I dr ew for the Ar t Sec ti on O f S t . N i -ch o l a s l " fa g a zi n e it was something I sha1l never for get . T hey ; l v e r e r e p ro d u ce d , :a l ;l fl ve of them, r eplete wj"th silver and gol d badges

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l l a vi n g re a ch e d a g e 16 I was offer ed a junior counselor sh l p i n c a m p l f Itd re tu rn th e four th year ' I r efused' I was m or e i nter es ted l n b o y s th a n I w a s i n e mulating the clean- cut Am er lcan gir l. I put m y b u g l e a w a y a n d sta ye d a t GIen Lake sum m er sp saj- ling Kr y,Snipe Sal l boat a n d w i n ni n g r o n e E u mme r, the cup at r egatta tlme. f was enam or ed of the

yqung man' 6evera] year6 *yt$8nf8$*t$"Ui#htfi8at whomr never could have won the race. He taught me to sail my boat. ,Summers There were house parties ygfre fun lf at times boring. *v- r P
and the f;i*eft*e- that cane. There was saillng. There was swlmmlng and t h e r e w e re d a n ce s a t th e golf club on Fr iday nlghts and dr ink s at the G r e e n D ra g o n , a sma l l n L ght- club built and oper ated by Gene a nd Gl enn, t w o r a d l o sta rs o f th e th ir ties. Ther e was a banquet and the C her uy (fueent s Ball in Traverse City every July when the black cherri-es were i n s e a s on . T h e re i s n o th i- ng m or e tantalizlng than tr e juicy sw eetnes s of t h e s e d a rk g e ms. A n d so these v/er e the sum m er s only dr eanied of by s om e a n d s a v o re d b y th o se p ri vi leged enough to exper ience them . I h a ve to l d myse l f, at times, that q u i e t t i me sl ti me s re l a xe d "ng"*li:ned process. B u t I sti l l l o ve thepeautiful l n t o f il t me w i th l i g h t and joy, The the slm pliclt y of the and conducive to the cr eatl v e m usic that the spir it i nv i tes ener gy is healing and m y body loses itself i n ti me l e ssn ess. Spir lt flows thr ough me and th e feel i ng t h e t c a n n o t b e a d e q u a te l y descr ibed.It is like flying to m usl c . T her e i s n e i t h e r ti me n o r B p a cer I am wher e f want and need to be. I pr efer

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As it does not eeem fair to me not to make available some /) background information to tirose who might read lnto the followtng life w i t h Mo th e r E o me th i n6 of m y own r eaentful natur e, I give to m y m o t h e r th i e rr6 q tfi . I ' { o th e r w a s b o rn , Ju anita Loutse Hoopar ln tB89 ln Athens, ghi o, to Clara Belleand William liooper. ,Skre must have been a hard one to r a i s e a cco rd i n g to th e e xpectatlons lnftj- cted on llttle gir ls of thi e
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W i ll i a m rva s i n co n structlon. lle built housesr fir etn for hi s family of threen and then after they had lived in one for awhlle h e t d s el l i t a n d mo ve th em lnto another . They wer e, it woul d s eem , i n a n u nse ttl e d sta te mo st of the tim e. When lulother was ten her father left home and travelied to 0a1ifornj-a where he dled latrey chasing gold* At a g e 1 4 i t se e me d that m y gr andmother could no longer as s um e r e s p o n s ib i l i ty fo r h e r l i vely, headstr ong young daughter who then w ent to live wlth a female friend. ,Sornetlmelater, whlle still ln her teens she travelled by train to ltlew York City where she worked for a printer a n d re n te d , re -d e cor ated and sublet r ooms. Dur i- ng th l s ti m e s h e s e n t $ l 1 5 .OOa mo n th to har mother who was attending medlcal c ol l ege. She found the father she nevor really had in a gentleman whose friendship she highly valuedn and her future husband on a femy boat t o , $ t a t en Isl a n d ; a p ro mi s i.ng young lawyer , fr esh out..of law s c hool , f r o m a we l l -to -d o fa mi l y -- W hat mor e could you hope for ? An d so th e y w e re ma rr ied.

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