The comfort food of cottage life books a satisfying, unforgettable, and inevitably nostalgic. Cottage Daze celebrates life at the cottage where the cottage is the main character, and family, friends, pets, and fellow cottagers are the supporting cast. Whether writing about cottage routine (qFirst Ski, q qOf Mice and Men, q qCottage Guestsq), cottage tasks (qSplitting Wood, q qBoat Launchq), nature (qA Gathering of Loons, q qThe Sting, q qAutumn Spellq), cottage fun (qThe Cottage Duelq), or cottage touchstones (qStart the Day, q qBonfire, q qThe Perfect Stormq), the stories are told with humour, compassion, insight, and nostalgia. Who doesnat remember sitting in a frigid lake, trying to help a youngster get up on water skis for the first time, launching a boat while the whole world seems to be watching, or getting caught up in a nest of wasps? This collection of stories, elegantly organized into four seasons (spring, summer, autumn, and winter), will make readers laugh, cry, and long to be at the cottage a qmust haveq for every cottage bookshelf.One is backing the boat and trailer down the boat ramp into the lake. ... Your wife offers to jump out to help guide you back. ... If she does suddenly and frighteningly appear within the view of your truck mirrors, she will be making such contorted signals that you will really have no clue as to what she is trying to convey.
|Publisher||:||Dundurn - 2012-04-28|