Originally Posted by juel
These are my best. Lake Eufaula, Oklahoma
Those are wonderful pictures of Lake Eufaula. Thank you so much for sharing them.
I grew up in Shawnee and my folks had property on Lake Eufaula (Southport, if you know that place) back in the 60's. It was a kind of family compound. All the aunts and uncles and my parents pulled extremely long SOB's on the land and fixed them up for weekend camping. I guess they are called "camp models" now. Back in the 60's, they were just long trailers. They all fixed 'em up really pretty with extra rooms, basements, landscaping and such.
My grandmother, a widow, bought an old Airstream from a local dentist. It was nestled in and among the other long trailers and hooked up to the septic, electric and water well. She built a cute little patio complete with an outdoor firepit and enjoyed fishing and watching the grandkids. She and I had great conversations about life sitting on that little stone patio. It was a wonderful time except for the poison ivy, mosquitoes and the copperheads.
After my Grandmother passed on, the Airstream was sold to someone who hauled it off to fix up. I often wonder what happened to my grandmother's Airstream and believe in my heart that it is out there someplace, lovingly restored and used for new adventures. That Airstream was part the inspiration for our Bambi purchase.
My parent's SOB was sold to a world champion noodler. That is a person who catches catfish with bare hands through the muck and mud. and, as you know, Eufaula has lots of mud and big catfish. One night, I watched "Dirty Jobs" on the Discovery Channel and surprise, surprise, there was my folks' old place, the noodler and the Dirty Jobs team wading around for catfish.
Thanks again for the pictures that brought up great memories of good times at Lake Eufaula!