Lakewood – A little piece of heaven in this busy world!
For Reggie, Lakewood had been his childhood playground a place for him to explore, learn about nature, and make memories with his beloved Granny Good. Reggie’s grandfather had built a lake on his land there between 1942 and 1943. Post war gasoline was not available and ‘so the lake was built with pans pulled by mules and driven by men.’ Isn’t that amazing, a seven acre lake and a dam built solely by man and animal, surrounded by woods and fields, truly heaven!
Back then Daniel and Annabel Hinson, Reggie’s grandparents recognised what a special place Lakewood was and spent many Sunday afternoons in their trusty pickup atop the highest mountain at Lakewood lovingly gazing down the mountain to the lake.
When Reggie inherited Lakewood from them, he and his wife Anita decided to build a house on the land. Over the years they have been fortunate enough to live in this very special place, observing nature and the seasons. Through their busy careers they have always had Lakewood to return to and have enjoyed the peace and solitude there. This beautiful place, their piece of heaven has a bounty of wildlife, fish in the lake, and has furnished them with wondrous memories, and now they are sharing them with us the readers of this lovely book.
Each page is like a slice of paradise, with beautiful poems about the animals and nature which surrounds Lakewood. Interspersed with these are snippets of Reggie’s memories, precious words which transport us from our modern busy lives into a bygone era, a time when people had time to stand and stare, and children were given time to grow without a keyboard, mobile phone or educational stages to accomplish. I found this wonderful as I too was lucky, I had a childhood like this abet on another continent, and this lovely book brought back memories of special times with my grandparents.
This little book gives its reader something very unique, a place to retreat, far from the madding crowd. The memories, old photographs and anecdotes Reggie shares, and the visions of the natural world which share Lakewood with him make it very special, a book not just to sit on the book shelf but to be carried around until its pages curl and it becomes part of your life. I loved it!
About the Book:
This little book is about a truly blessed paradise, a place of solace for two people who are eternal soulmates.
Lakewood is truly a unique, tranquil and beautiful place. It is a mixture of tress, rolling pastures, and a pristine lake. The authors’ call Lakewood home and have shared it with family and friends for over thirty-seven years.
Lakewood is not just a place full of natural beauty and mystique, but it is a place of precious dreams and memories.
There are stories about the seven-acre lake’s construction during the gasoline shortage of WWII. An amazing combination of mules, men and muscle were the required fuel for its construction.
Other stories recount memorable wild animals, pets, and adventures that the couple, who called Lakewood home, experienced over the thirty-seven years’ worth of adventures.
The authors sincerely hope that this little book brings you peace and solace in this wonderful but sometimes hectic world and you can share in experiencing the magic of Lakewood.
Lakewood: Reggie and Anita’s Camelot is available from Amazon in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Lakewood-Reggie-Anitas-Camelot-Hill/dp/16414...
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