1931

Property bought - H.C. Spencer, Hazen Pratt, E.M.O. - 108 acres  1200

1932

Guest cabin, lodge built - set back 125' from bluff. 

Well house built & Brownie cabin. 

Hagen sold to Howard who financed lodge.

1933

Cricket slept in canvas hammock hung in guest cabin & under trees. 

Dad (Fred D. Andrew, MD) built table & benches & high chair

1934

Big sleeping cabin.  Dad did much of work - lumber from logs snaked out from woods by Hollis Reed & Ted & Ned - first roofboard on all in one day.

1935

Bunks by E.M.O. in big cabin

1936

Bunks in guest cabin - E.M.O.

Candelabra by E.M.O. ?


1937

 

1938

Stone fireplace

1939

Out-door table

1940 through 1944

World War II


1945a

First baby oaks transplanted to road


1946a

Doris' typewriter table - E.M.O.

1947a

Book shelves - E.M.O.

1948a


1949a

 

1950a

(see Daddy's notes) ?

Joe and Betty - Joe big job on big maple. 

Thanksgiving big blow - trees down


1951a

(see Daddy's further notes) ?

Bill and Helen - six weeks - cleaned pasture, split maple wood. 

Copper screens for cabins begun.  

June and Bob, Helen and Bill

Big birthday for me (E.M.O.). 

7 oaks and 3 evergreens planted along road (Neddie, Heidi, Kithie)


1952a

Began new sleeping-cabin, timbers from Mrs. Reed's barn. 

Ted & Sammy - August.  Helen (enceinti) - July & August. 

Kith, Bill, Neddie & Kith. 

Heidi, Betty & Terry at lake for our birthday. 

EMO -> Coffee table & heavy bench - Sammy polished table.

 

1953a

Copper screen completed. 

Polly and Sid, Crick & Dick week-ends.

Mrs. Reed sold farm to Ross

 

1954a

Slept in our uncompleted cabin

 

1955a

 Cabin kitchen completed. 

Project - Boards for big table at Oak Dene.  Plane & finish

 

1956a

Bought Spencer's share of property $3600. 

Dressing room completed - mouse proofed.

 

1957a

(8) oaks cut down by Ross near west part of old road.

Closed law office, traveled south. 

Fire at 320 Kilbourn Rd. 

EMO & DAO at Oak Dene from May into September. 

Heidi aged 8 spent summer with us.

 

1958a

EMO & DAO


1959

Ned (grandson) and DAO repaired canoe. 

Bill Gateley at OSU, family at lake. 

Roses, Spitals?

 

Daddy (EMO) died November 28, 1959

 

1960

Everybody. 

Bill Gateley at OSU

 

1961

Crick and Coopers. 

Polly, children and Dallas

 

1962

Crick and Richards (Tom and Mary)

 

1963

Kith and Helen by bus. 

Gillises

Coopers

 

1964

Gateleys - Bill at Cornell. 

Gillises closed camp (DAO went back to Colorado with Gateleys)

Wahlers

 

1965

Spitals

Helen & Kith

Gillises

 

1966

Gillises & Glenn (aged 11). 

Hilda and Ming Lu. 

Hera and Frans Krafft from Germany


1967

Gateleys - brought red sailboat. 

Gillises, Kelly and Greg. 

New roofing on my cabin


1968

Heidi drove east with me as far as Columbus Ohio.

Kyle flew east. 

Cricket came to help close camp and drove with me to Colorado Springs. 

Shirley and M....
 

1969

Gateleys. 
Brownie cabin moved to entrance to woods. 
Howard and Gladys Spencer spent day with us. 
Debra drove east with DAO
Debra for short visits
Wade


1970

DAO flew east for 50th U. of R. reunion. 
Ned and Barb (just married) brought my car. 
Kithie and Bob summer and following winter. 
Heidi, Neetie and Wendy flew. 
Barb Rogers visited Heidi. 
Debra for short visits (with father)


1971

Sharon, Bruce, Chris and Kyle drove east with me, trailering two sailboats. 
Gateleys chartered sailboat, sailed to Canada. 
Kithie and Bob spent summer. 
Polly, children and Dallas


1972

Cricket and Rick drove east with me from Colorado
Kelly & Greg


1973

Wade and Greg drove east with me. 
Kelly drove from Colorado picking up Debi in Chicago, taking Greg back. 
Terry (Winkie?). 
Terry and Deb went on to N.Y. 
Cricket, Bruce and Gloria drove up from Florida


Sid Spital died in CA


1974

Kyle, Wade, Betsy and Toby drove east with me. 
Cricket and Fran & Bruce (Bruce Jr.?) 
Sharon and Ryan. 
Gillises. 
Kelly in August. 
Debi came with "ride" from Colorado, returned with Kelly. 
Canoe re-canvassed


1975

Wendy and Brian drove east with me and brought my car back
Debi came from Boston three times
Rochester Gillises
Cricket and Fran
Kith and Bill, Ned and Barb
Toby for two weeks in June.


1976

Gateleys with Toby for 3 weeks
Betty and Polly for 2 weeks
Winkie for 2 weeks
Brian, Greg and Glenn for summer
Chris for 3 weeks
Kyle and Peggy for summer
Debi and Joe 3 times
Wendy and Peggy en route to Europe and on return
Cricket and family & Sharon and family in and out
David Spital a week
D.A.O. July and August


1977

Peggy and Kyle all summer
Wendy, Winkie, Cricket's family
DAO and EMO cabin moved back to new location by Jeff Richards
Debi and Joe Moore did much-needed work on getting cabin in shape
Debi built new "palace"
DAO flew east
Gateleys began building permanent home on 15 acres of south-east corner of "Oak Dene".  Kith and Toby trailered horses in June.  Bill and Ned brought furniture in August

Gregory Ogden Rose died August 6th


1978

DAO drove east with Polly and Glenn in van
Leisurely trip, crossed Lake Michigan by ferry
Betty for several weeks
Kyle and Peggy built in fall
Betsey Thompson (Polly's friend)
Wendy
Glenn built highly successful trench around cottage
Winkie, Cricket and family in and out.


1979

DAO flew east
Wade most of the summer
Wendy several weeks
Robin, Wendy's friend
Debi
Brian home on his first leave from Coast Guard
No Winkie this summer
Cricket's and Fran's trailer in fall, south-west corner of "Oak Dene"

1980

DAO flew to N.Y. in May, "Oak Dene" in June, July & August
Wendy for two weeks
John Doesch one week
Winkie and Babe? Vorndrauck? one week
Kithie and Linda Briggs from California
Gateleys and Murrays in and out
Cottage trim painted outside
Helen & Debi for week
(missing last line)


1981

DAO flew east for July and August
Wendy here for seven weeks
Winkie here for two weeks
Gateleys and Gillises in and out
Steps to porch on EMO cabin replaced and porch railing designs and built by Toby
Stones leveled.


1982

Gateleys left "Windfall" in May
Brian in November
DAO and Wendy
Helen & Debra
Gregory's ashes buried under Granddaddy Oak
Winkie
Gateleys, Gillises in and out
Crick & Fran?


1983

Chris, Kyle, Pam, Arbie & Donelle in June
DAO & Wendy
Wendy 2 weeks ?, one with Paul
Winkie
Crick & Fran?



1984

Al, Betsey, Ned, Barb, Terry, Betty
DAO & Wendy
In June, Chris, Kyle, Arby & Donnel & Pam.
Sharon, Adria (Ryan in Florida)
Winkie, Wendy 3 days
Betty, Polly, Betsy & Al & Patches 2 weeks
Wade
Barb & Ned
Terry - Crick at Deer Run
Toby at Windfall homestead.



1985

Wendy
Glenn
Ned & Barb
Betsy & Al
Chris at "Windfall"


1986

Kith & DAO
Deb, Kelly, Jared
Wendy
Betsy, Al & Austin
Sharon, Adria, Terese, Terry, Ryan
Kith
Carl & Barb's trailer on Crick's 15 acres

1987

Wendy & Steve
Wade in late summer
DAO
Sharon, Ryan & Adria
Toby almost single-handed re-built the well house


1988

Wendy, Cheryl, Steve
Debra & Paul
Kithie & Judy
Kith, Chris, Brian - Pippa & Penny (dogs)
Kithie
DAO
Rickie & Patty's A-frame on Crick's 15 acres.

Repair Work Summer '88
  1. North window batten taken down, repaired, new hinges, re-hung
  2. New screening on kitchen screen door
  3. Guest cabin made ship-shape.  Yellow canvas rescued
  4. New roof on Brownie Cabin
  5. Gately cabin jacked up, stone supports, rotten boards replaced, new flooring in one end.
  6. Bell soldered and replaced on new platform.  It had fallen down in the night and was heard to gently ring as it did so.
  7. Preliminary clearing of future wite for cottage and road in, beginning between the first two of the three oaks on the left as you drive in.  Oaks were planted by EMO and DAO after World War II
  8. Aunt Winkie's car, gift to Oak Dene.  Radiator repaired, 3 new tires, licensed & insured.  Antique license $33.00 for year.  Mileage limit of driving 1,100.


1989

DAO, Kith & Bill (Pippa & Tuffa, dogs), Wendy, Heidi and Sky, Polly, Betty, Sharon, Terry, Ryan, Adria & Terese.  Steve Drucker (see Wendy)

In & Outers                                             Live-Ins
Rick & Patty, Heather & Ricki                    Cricket
Peggy & Mike                                         
Carl, Barb, Katina, Macy, Carli, Michelle
Bruce, Holly, Brucie                                 Toby

Guests
Sybil & Al Craig
Walt & Helen Cooper
Howard & Georgia Bacon
Maria Reed?

1990

DAO, 4 1/2 weeks.  Heidi for 2 1/2 weeks
Wendy & "Willow" for 2 1/2 weeks
Steve & Adam weekends
Adria for month
Katina & Adria scrubbed the cottage floor on hands & knees
The floor turned red in embarrassment.

In and Outers
Carl & family
Bruce & family
Rick & family
Peggy & Mike - pitched tent on bluff
Craigs & Gibbs - bringing lunch
Coopers for lunch
Bacons
Dick Oakley


1991

Neetie & Nick & Kahra
Betsy & Austin
Wendy
Debra
DAO

1992

DAO, Sharon, Terry, Terese, Annaliese 4 weeks
Wendy & Tom - 5 days
Kith, Bill
Ned, Barb, Alex, Zachary
Visitors:  Peggy & Mike, Bacons, Dave & Mary Richards, Coopers, Craigs
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1993

Grandmommy - July, went for canoe ride
Wendy & Tom
Neetie, Nick & Kara
Terry & Terese
Mike & Peg
Toby renovated the canoe


1994

Old cottage dismantled

Heidi & Kim
Kyle, Pam & children
Kith, Bill
DAO
Wendy & Chris
Debi & Mike
Polly
Betty
Sharon, Terry, Terese & Annaliese
Glenn
Debra 2nd trip
From old cottage:  Mantle & Lintel stone, doors from kitchen (now east door) & back doors, bathroom/shower re-used as bathroom door, sink

1995

Adria & Sean
Hole dug in fall by Toby & his back hoe, footers poured for foundation
Polly & Wade (briefly)


1996

Bill & Kith
Kyle, Pam, Chris, Brooke, Chelsea, & Jordan
Chris
Toby
Terry, Sharon, Terese, Annie
Ryan Lajara
Rick
Bruce
Carl
Grandmommy
Polly
Wendy, Chris & Aidan
Debra
Gary Wells & son Al laid brick for foundation in spring.
Supplies ferried down by various trucks
Cottage was framed up in Summer by family after an extensive discussion of engineering & construction details...Plan X, Plan Y, Plan Z, etc.
Fall: insulation was installed by Cricket, Chris, Sue, Bruce, Rick, Peggy & Mike
Hemlock ceiling boards installed

1997

Debra
Adria & Sean
Kyle & Pam
Kithie & Judy
Chimney, interior fireplace stone work
Debra did shelf
Bathroom completed with flush toilet
Front stoop built with railings all by Toby, with one railing from a boat trip to Main Duck
Chris & Sue got married in new cottage


1998

Brian & Pam
Big blow down - two double oaks lost, also two ashes right out in back, large beech caught corner of roof, knocked two shingles off
First set of cabinets built by Toby, continued in 1999 & 2000, using slates from old cottage as counter-top
Large area of chimney stones by Dave Richards, continued by various parties through 2001
Stove installed, Toby did chimney


1999

Kith & Bill
Polly
Wendy, Chris, Aidan, Ryan
Terry, Sharon, Terese, Annie
Ryan
Adria, Scott & Sean
Kyle, Pam, Chelsea & Jordan
Tyvek installed by Terry
Bill & Kith donated windows for cottage, installed in fall by Chris, Sue, Toby & Linda
Granddaddy oak: 16 feet
Grandmommy oak: 11 feet


2000

Debra & Chuck
Siding by Deb & Chuck


2001

Kith & Bill
Terese - 5 weeks
Sharon & Annie
Polly
Wendy & family
Deb & Chuck
Brian
Glenn
Chris built a new "Palace"  It was placed between the Big & Brownie cabins
First eagle sighting
Oak paneling installed by Toby from double oaks felled in 1998
Big north window donated by Kith & Bill, memorial window installed by Chris, Chris Mike, Wendy, Toby, Bruce, Polly & Cricket
Additional siding installed, also stone work.

2002


Kelly Pendleton Rose died  June 7th


Kyle, Pam, Jordan & Chelsea
Brooke & Jared
The year of ladybugs


2003

Polly
Wendy, Chris, Aidan & Ryan
Glenn
Debra

Kelly Cabin built
Guest cabin dismantled
New used frig & stove at Grandmommy's cabin
New pump - Chris installed
Start of tree house - Glenn (maybe 2002?)

2004

Adria & her family - Bill (husband), Sean, little Scotty & Devon (Bill's little girl)
Sharon, Terry, Therese & Annie
Ryan came up from Florida, also Betty & Polly arrived
In August, Wendy & Chris Mike arrived with Ryan & Aidan
Polly & Jay, Polly's long time friend from California for about 5 days
Walt & Helen Cooper stopped by one afternoon for a visit
Terry cleared trails
Shelves - Chris & Wendy
Bunk beds for Kelly Cabin completed - Terry, Toby & Polly
Last siding finally on south end of cottage by Terry, Toby, Chris, Cricket, Polly & Jay
More paneling & inside trim work put up on inside of cottage - Toby
And much discussion over the future of Oakdene, including a Trust


2005

July
Wendy, Chris, Aidan, Ryan
Kyle, Pam, Jordan, Chelsea
Kith, Bill,

Kithie, Brian, Callie (dog)

Polly
Ned, Judi
"Rocked some chimney, moved palace & converted to tool shed, did lots of dishes, made lots of food, drank lots of booze, made new path to other beach, played 'Oh Hell'"
Grandmommy Cabin refurbished, new "vasbr", new porch floor supports, Kyle & family, Chris & Toby did work
Stonework on chimney - Mikes


2006

Debra - twice
Kyle, Pam, Jordan, Chelsea & Snips
Polly
Chris, Wendy, Aidan & Ryan
Terry, Terese, & Annie
Grandmommy's cabin - extensive work
Kyle, Pam, Chris & Toby
More chimney stonework
Chris, Wendy, Terry


2007

Wendy & family
Polly
Glenn & Ping
Glenn continued work on his tree-house
Debra painted cottage floor, some assistance by Toby & Susan
Stonework ongoing - Mikes, Toby, Bruce

2008

Polly, Wendy, Chris, Aidan, Ryan
Kith, Bill
Kithie
Kyle, Pam, Jordan, Chelsea, Snips
Deb
Terry
Chimney finished


2009

Sharon
Neetie, Kara & Niobe
Wendy, Ryan & Aidan
Polly
Holly, Gerard, Kevin, Anthony


2010

First Wave
Debra & Mona & Lenny (Kenny?)
Wendy, Chris & boys
Russel -> al tceu age  don?
Holly, Gerard, Anthony, Kevin
Glenn & Polly

Second Wave
Kithie & Brian
Kith & Bill
Zach
Cricket in hospital
Started new cabin
Glenn's tree-house hung
Stonework on north side finished


2011

July:  Heidi, Betty, Terry


2012

Kith & Bill, Kithie, & Brian
New cabin in hemlock grove started

2013

Kith, Brian & Zach drove out
Ned & Judi
Alex
Polly, Wendy, Aidan & Ryan drove out, Chris flew out later to join them
Debra
Terry
New refrigerator purchased
New cabin finished, much discussion about name!