My blog, Washburn Island: Memoir of a Childhood.
In 1930s Canada, two British immigrant families living in Toronto purchased cottage properties on isolated Washburn Island, Lake Scugog. Children grew up, married, fought in WWII — and brought a third generation of children to cottage life in the 40s. A violent tragedy on Washburn Island in the 50s kills a cousin and severely injures an aunt. Grief alters an innocent summer playground.
Follow a 60-year historical perspective on early cottage life close to Toronto.