1949 Frances and Bobby on the Dock

24 April 2011 12:29 AM CDT

Laura and I decided today was the day we’d plant our garden. The sun was out, the temperature right, and the ground was ready for all of our seedlings. After a day like today all I want to do is relax. So, here’s an image of some people doing just that. This picture was taken in 1949 at the Maple Lane Resort in Vining, Minnesota. My grandmother, Frances (age 32), is on the left, with her sister, Barbara (age 23), on the right. My family has been taking summer vacations at Maple Lane for almost 100 years - I’ve got practically a century’s worth of photos to prove it. If you keep following this blog you’ll likely see many more pictures from Maple Lane!

1949 Ekwall - Frances Irene Spencer Ekwall and Barbara Spencer Thorfinnson at Maple Lane in Minnesota

Nikon 9000 Kodachrome Slide Scan, 4000 dpi.

Here’s a map of where this photograph was taken.