Historical Lens photo revives cherished memories



In this image, dated August, 1955, Mary Daniel, Arlene Gibbons, Margie MacGowan, Sharon Daniel and Helen Stirling prepare for a relaxing day at the beach in front of the Daniel cabin on Windermere beach. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com .    Photo (A1439) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society
In this image, dated August, 1955, Mary Daniel, Arlene Gibbons, Margie MacGowan, Sharon Daniel and Helen Stirling prepare for a relaxing day at the beach in front of the Daniel cabin on Windermere beach. If you have any more information, e-mail us at info@columbiavalleypioneer.com . Photo (A1439) courtesy of the Windermere District Historical Society

Editors note: The following letter is the second response to the Historical Lens photo in the August 1st issue titled A day at the beach, 1955.

Dear Editor:

The photo you had in the August 1st edition of those beautiful (and young-looking) girls brings back many wonderful memories that have been cherished and will be cherished forever.However, Margie is MacGougan, not McGowan, and Arlene is Arleen Gibbons (unfortunately I cannot remember her married name).Arleen was from Toronto and always stayed at the Talbots cabin.Margie was married to Hans Gmoser of heli-skiing fame and I know Hans died in July of 2006. We all had so much fun, and the Daniel cabin and the fire pit brought many, many people from everywhere to share laughter, meals, stories, birthdays, and sing under the stars. My mum, Rita, knew the words to every old song! The cabin no longer belongs to the family, however, one of mums and dads granddaughters built a large cabin on a section of the property that was subdivided and that is where my sister Barb from England is currently visiting with her partner Roger as they cycle from Vancouver to Chicago! Unfortunately, we have lost two of the girls as my sister Mary died in February 2006 and Helen in January 2010. My birthday is August 3rd and Helens was July 31st, so it was very appropriate that you included the photo in the August 1st edition. I have taken many photos to the museum so continue to enjoy and share them.Very special thanks,

Sharon (Daniel) Leveque

Winfield, Lake Country (near Kelowna)

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