Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

One More Thought This July

July 19, 2019 --

LPR misses the view of the night sky that was visible above Camp Wabigoon (for boys) and Camp Wahanda (for girls) at the top of Spencer Road, near where it meets Smith Hill Road, in Winsted, Connecticut. Each night the sky was bright with the Milky Way, the Big Dipper, uncountable twinkling stars now not visible above New York City. When the moon was full, the light was bright enough to cast shadows on a darkened field next to Wabigoon (used by senior campers for "sneakouts" ) And on a few occasions, one could even see, in August I think, the Northern Lights shining beyond the hills to the north. Six decades have elapsed, but the memory has not dimmed. To LPR clicksters: if you live under a star-filled sky, don't take that sky for granted; it is a special gift.