Simpler Times and Grand Lake

It sometimes can be said we cannot go back but maybe this is not as it appears. Last night we went to a concert in Harlingen, Texas by a country music group, The Plummer Family. We are on vacation in South Padre Island, Texas and I ran across an ad for the The Plummer Family concert. Back in the early 1980’s our local Lions Club in Welch, Oklahoma where we formerly lived sponsored The Plummers each winter for a concert. The Plummers then had a theater in Branson, Missouri where they performed except during the winter months. Anyway, I had lost track of The Plummer Family and had not heard them since about 1985. It was just like time had stood still seeing them again. The concert held at a local Winter Texan RV Park was in a building surprising similiar to the community building back in Welch. Yes, the Plummers were older and grayer but the group was still good and had been updated with a 20 something grandson who is a good singer.

This blast to past made me think of how many families used to have the family lake home at Grand Lake and everyone would gather for family retreats from where ever they resided. They would stop time and enjoy family and friends. Many people never lost track of this jewel, Grand Lake in Northeast Oklahoma, and own waterfront homes, golf course homes, or maybe a lakeview home in a gated community. These people know how to enjoy life and remember the simpler times.

You too, can slow down the clock on today’s fast paced world by buying your own Grand Lake retreat to enjoy with family and friends. You can recharge your life battery on a regular basis no matter the season. The calming waters of the lake watching the ducks and geese are great on a winter weekend in front of the fireplace with a good book and a full view of the cold lake out the window. In spring you will see the dogwoods and redbuds come to life and a new lake season starts. Summer will see boating, fishing, sailing, and sea-dooing. Then fall and the changing colors of the trees along the lake are a true canvas of God’s Great World He allows us to enjoy.  Any season is truly a pleasant experience much like the day’s of yesterday with slower paced lives. Again, you can capture this for your second home or a retirement home. Plan a visit to Grand Lake to see for yourself.

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