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Name:   BluesCabin - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Lake Martin 1960..Peter Strozier Land…
Date:   8/5/2016 10:17:48 AM   IP ADDRESS: 108.223.21.104

Love seeing these photos.  They take me back to a happier, simpler time.   My family had a cabin in the Chapman's Creek area of Lake Martin near the Parker Island area and the Needle Eye.  They built it in 1963 - the year I was born.  Just an old fish camp style pine wood cabin, built by a man named Mr. Sellers, who had a farm not too far away.  Such wonderful memories were made on Lake Martin for me growing up.  My Godparents, Sue and Sid Hill from Homewood, Alabama had the cabin next door to ours.  Sadly, my parents sold the cabin in the late 80's and it was torn down and a mini mansion was built on the lot.  I would give anything to have our old cabin back again.  I treasure all of the beautiful memories of Lake Martin and it will always be "my happy place".  One day, maybe I can own a small cabin again down there.  <3





Name:   alatraveler50 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Lake Martin 1960..Peter Strozier Land…
Date:   8/5/2016 11:19:20 AM   IP ADDRESS: 75.137.196.248

I know how you feel about the '60s.  My family got our property in '65.  There were 2 other men from B'ham who worked with my dad.  Here we lived within 4 doors of each other.  All 3 families worked together building piers, cabins, boat launches, etc.  Mid '70s our next door neighbor in B'ham built 2 doors away.  Within 5 lots, 4 of us were like one big family.  Then the 80's happened and one by one, the guys were getting older, the kids getting married / moving away, etc. and the original owners couldn't take care of the cabins so they started selling them to other families.  My wife and I were the lucky ones.  Didn't have a lot of money but scrapped enough to buy the place and add on years later.  Now we live here.  We are truly blessed.

We all know the sixties were a simplier time.  You could go to Chimney Rock and not see but maybe another dozen boats.  You could water ski on glass-like water.  Others on the lake "respected" you and your property.

Start saving your money!  It's nothing like when we bought.  It would cost me 50 times more than what I paid.  I couldn't afford it now.  Here's hoping you can do it.

 





Name:   realfast64 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Lake Martin 1960..Peter Strozier Land…
Date:   8/5/2016 1:03:15 PM   IP ADDRESS: 74.248.187.14

You are so right about the sixties, respect and working together.  I too stated out here with family in 1963 and was lucky enough to live here 50 yrs either full time or part time.  Then the 21st century got here and things changed. Loud music bright lights and total disrespect for others.

  Then the tuesday phone call would come asking to go check on what they forgot to do before they sped off for home. They thought nothing of piling trash by the road for a thursday pickup. They thought nothing of leaving all the flood lights on to deter criminals. Then Friday comes and they slide in turn on the music. block the road with cars and trailers. while their driveway is empty because they didn't want inconvience each other. Awww the lake life.

  Then in a couple of years the loose interest stop looking after the property let it get overgrown. then they start renting to who knows who. Then it really get loud, congested, and trashed. oh well life goes on.

  so after 50 yrs what do you do you sale and never look back and listen to all the stories of their neighbors and oh yeah come here and read of how it is now and not how it use to be.





Name:   realfast64 - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Lake Martin 1960..Peter Strozier Land…
Date:   8/5/2016 1:06:39 PM   IP ADDRESS: 74.248.187.14

Fill in the missing letters on the above post.  the fingers aint what they use to be!!  LOL





Name:   Wakely - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Comment on "Lake Martin 1960..Peter Strozier Land…
Date:   8/5/2016 3:41:50 PM   IP ADDRESS: 40.134.84.134

Be careful about praising cabin life and the good old days. Russell Lands has been known to get angry with people who dare to praise that lifestyle over their McMansions.





Name:   itisd - Email Member Reply
Subject:   What about the amusement park at Castaway Island
Date:   8/5/2016 7:55:47 PM   IP ADDRESS: 173.191.177.100

Remember the train ride and the tall slide, the one you shot down on a skim board and glided across  the lake.  This was about 1957 and 1958. Even had the two building on the point that were rented out to youth groups etc.





Name:   Mack - Email Member Reply
Subject:   What about the amusement park at Castaway Island
Date:   8/5/2016 8:16:30 PM   IP ADDRESS: 74.240.81.101

They also had family rental cabins on the water that my parents used many summers. They were on the opposite side of the slide and inland of the two apartment buildings on the point.

14 foot plywood boat,, 40 Horse Elgin,, lectric choke,,.





Name:   itisd - Email Member Reply
Subject:   amusement park at Castaway Island
Date:   8/5/2016 9:45:50 PM   IP ADDRESS: 173.191.177.100

http://www.alexcityoutlook.com/2010/05/11/castaway-island-little-coney-island/







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