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Lori,you guessed the wrong lake
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mike    Posted 02-15-2004 at 08:22:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm about 10 minutes from southern tip of Lake George. Did live for a year up in Charlotte(sp?) Vt and could look out the window of the barn overlooking Lake Champlain

Uh...    Posted 02-15-2004 at 08:33:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Where in Charlotte? (pronounced shar-lot...not sharlet)

I live in Charlotte...Have always lived in Charlotte...My Mother was quite literally born in Charlotte in the 'front-room' of my Grandmothers house...My sister now owns Grams, and my Mother lives 300 yards away...

So I kinda know a bit about Charlotte...

Salmoneye, Sie Ist Eine Charlotter

mike    Posted 02-15-2004 at 08:51:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
right on the main drag into Burlington. Was the farm Jon Rosendahl (sp?) owned, Gary Darling was the farm manager.Big white barn on the east side, known as Nordic farm? don't remember when, maybe 89-90? Little store next to post office used to make tremendous sandwiches, especialy if a big guy named Jimmy was working that day

Dude...    Posted 02-15-2004 at 09:10:58       [Reply]  [No Email]

Uh yeah...I know where you were...Place is still there...Recently sold to Clark Hinsdale who has made some serious improvements (investments)...There is a story about their denial for a 'large farm permit' at the link below...

"The family recently built a large 425-cow barn at Nordic Farms on U.S. 7 farther north in Charlotte and began moving cows there this month from their scattered operations. The U.S. 7 barn did not need a state permit."

The 'store' you speak of is no more...The building is there, but the last owner that ran it as a 'General Store' sold out about a decade ago now...It is now the yuppie place to see and be seen...Service is not in their vocabulary and if you are a working guy who needs a sandwich fast, then you are better off going the extra 5 miles to Ferrisburgh and getting one...This place is a joke...

I will tell Jimmy he is famous...I see him almost daily...He still lives across the road from 'the store'...We have known each other all our lives...

Small world, eh?

Oh yeah...If you went up over the hill from the store towards the ferry, I am the first place on the left down the hill...

mike    Posted 02-15-2004 at 09:47:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
time to get the beverages and snacks ready for Daytona. Catch me on tales but don't believe anything they say about me... Mike the new england wanna be

mike    Posted 02-15-2004 at 09:26:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
used to be a fella we called "bunny", farmed it with his father and brother right near you. Also there was boy helped us at the farm name, last name Thomas but we all called him stud. They had a firewood operation up towards burlington from Nordic just a mile or 2. Me and the wife were up there a few yrs ago on an afternoon getaway, took her to the VT Teddy Bear Factory. Gotta get back up there sometime. What happened to Gary Darlings castle after he passed away?

Salmoneye    Posted 02-15-2004 at 10:17:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
'Bunny' is Robert 'Bunny' Mack...Lives up around the corner...I am one of the few that has permission to hunt his fields for ducks and geese...He and I run the roads and connect for pushing geese to one another...His Father is now passed on, so the farm belongs to his Mom, but he and his brother David run the place...Bunny did about 15 years as a Selectman, but lost 2 years ago...He is running again this March and I am betting he gets back in...One of the last 'good-old-boys' around...Bunny and David actually own the land around the Teddy Bear...If you noticed the big corn and alfalfa to the south of the parking lot and the barn as you go in, that is all theirs...I have permission to hunt those fields too...

The 'boy' that is from the up the road with the wood is Danny Thomas...He and his father Archie are in the wood biz full time and are usually taking orders a year ahead now...Dry wood here is better than gold...Gold won't keep you warm in the winter...

As for 'the castle'...I am not familiar with it...Where was it?

PS...    Posted 02-15-2004 at 08:38:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
The towns mane is pronounced 'shar-lot'...Unless you are a native...Then it is pronounced 'schlott'...One syllable...

Salmoneye, The Schlotter


mike    Posted 02-15-2004 at 08:57:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
as an import I pronounced it w/ a ch as in charlie but definately one syllabel, as in cherlot. You aren't far from me, I can be in Fair Haven in 20 minutes if the roads are good and I'm in a hurry

Lori    Posted 02-15-2004 at 08:31:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
My parents owned a camp near Schroon lake from the early sixties til a few years ago. The camp was just outside Pottersville. We were about a half hr drive from Lake George. My husband and I try to get up in that area at least once a year. It's about 250 miles from here so we only go on 3 day weekends. I miss the north country.

mike    Posted 02-15-2004 at 09:11:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I miss it also. At least the north country I grew up in as a lad. Too many imports moving in last 10 years. Pottersville is near warrensburg isn't it? Don't head that way often but think we took my boy on the adiroundack scenic railroad and believe we went through pottersville

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