Picnic at Haines Falls in the Catskills, New York – 1965


I am fourteen years old, my brother is nine and my sister is six. The older girl is my cousin. My guess is we are returning from visiting Uncle Walter at his farm in nearby Medusa. My family had stopped at this waterfall many times to swim. It is seared into all of our memories. The floor of the swimming area is smooth rock. It is my # 1 favorite spot to swim. Unlike today when we have so many photos and videos of ourselves, there are few from my childhood. I don’t recall having ever seen this movie before. It is made all the sweeter by my father appearing in it. He died four years later, Thanks to my brother Walter for making a video from the old family movie. Movies back then were silent. Walter added the soundtrack.


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