A Continuation of the 20 Years of
May 2018

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May Day   The month of May is come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom and bring forth fruit; for like as herbs and trees bring forth fruit and flourish in May, likewise every lusty heart that is in any manner a lover, springeth and flourisheth in lusty deeds. For it giveth courage unto all lovers, this lusty month of May.
-- Sir Thomas Malory, from Le Morte d'Arthur (1485)

Ah yes, the lusty month of May is here and we've had a few fairly nice days so far, but not much Spring weather to speak of yet. But relax. Relax. It's coming! It's coming! And HAPPY MAY DAY, by the way!

August 11, 2007:   The Carlson/Turner/Harlin group at the end of one of their many, many vacations at LBLR. Sadly, we were saying good-bye at the time. Click HERE. Left to right: Kevin, Colleen, Jesse, Erin, Alice, Allie, Finnegan, Tom, Tim, Jim, and little Amy who has a daughter of her own now.
May 3rd   As I understand it, Tim and Monica (the new owners of LBLR) have made some improvements to cabins 5 and 6 (carpeting and ceilings, for example) and more extensive improvements to cabin 4. I'll pass on the details (including pictures hopefully) when I get them.
Cuatro De Mayo   Same great event, just a day early!!!!! And Friday is a nice night for a celebration.......enjoy it!

For the first time in 4 years there's ice on LBL in May, but it's also the 3rd time in the last 6 years that there's been May ice. That seems like a lot, but it's only the 5th time for May ice in the 22 years for which I have records, so it's still a fairly rare occurrence. The details are HERE.

September 3, 2007 entry:   While getting out of a boat after fishing this morning, Bob N fell off of the cabin 4 dock into the water. (No laughing please!) Unfortunately he was carrying his tackle box, which came open during the the fall, and after taking inventory he found that three items, including a reel, were missing. But there was a solution to the problem.......he borrowed a mask and snorkel from Lucas (my young friend across the lake) and retrieved the missing items. Click HERE.
May 6th   To the best of my knowledge (that is, as per Luke at the south end of the lake), the ice went out yesterday (Cinco de Mayo). That's 26 days later than last year and 16 days later than the median. It froze 161 days ago (November 25th) but it opened back up for 3 days (November 29th to December 2nd) so the ice cover was only 158 days. That's 38 days longer than last year and 18 days longer than average. Click HERE to see the details.
May 7th   For proof that the ice on Little Bass Lake is really gone, click HERE. Well, I guess that only "proves" that it's gone in Peterson Bay. (Thanks for the picture Luke.)

April, 2005 entry:   Some years the ice goes out gently; some years it doesn't. This wasn't one of the gentle years. Click HERE.
May 9th   This morning I saw Tim & Monica's improvements to cabins 4, 5, and 6 and if you stay in one of those cabins you're going to love it. Cabin 4 has changed the wont recognize it as cabin 4 when you walk in. It has new floors, new bathroom, new walls (beautiful knotty pine), new electric range, new cabinets, new kitchen counter, etc....... It's a lovely, cozy cabin.
May 10th   I'm not so darned old.......properly considered, I'm in my prime. (And by the way, I am unanimous in that.)
May 11th   This is the weather forecast for tomorrow: Mostly sunny, with a high near 66. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph. The odd thing is that tomorrow is also the fishing opener. Neat, eh? But it's supposed to get down to 29 degrees tonight, so it would behoove any fisherpersons who go out on the lake at the crack of dawn tomorrow, to dress warm.
Fishing Opener   Since I'm not Up North at the present time, I probably won't be able to get a good cross section of fishing results for today, but I'll let you know if I come up with anything. By the way, this morning I asked Tim (the new owner of LBLR) if he was going fishing today. His response was a sarcastic "Ya, right!" Ah yes, Springtime at the Resort.......great times!
May 13th   Click HERE. Sigh.......

July 3, 2011 entry:   Today my Dear Daughter Tammy went water skiing for the first time. To see a picture of her trying to get up on the skis, click HERE. It's a little hard to recognize her in this view, and that was probably her best effort of the day.
May 15th   Tim has informed me that the docks are in the water.

At sunset tonight Ramadan begins.
May 16th   There doesn't seem to be anyone who can provide me with a fishing report this year. I've asked several people but no one went fishing.......and I don't know why; the weather was good. I've only managed to find one person who knew some people who fished this past weekend. They went to Leach Lake, fished for ten hours, and caught one walleye, but I don't know if that means only one keeper, or only one fish for their total catch. Does anyone else have a report????
May 17th   Oh HERE.
May 18th   Oh no (again).......
May 19th   As I understand it, Tim and Bob put the front porch and one of the other pontoons in the water today. The third pontoon is at T&M Marine having the motor repaired. Customer time is fast approaching!

September 6, 2012 entry:   A lady whom I've referred to on a number of occasions as North Carolina Laurie started reading the LBLR Chronicles back in 2008 or early 2009. She sent me an e-mail for the first time early in 2009 and the first mention of her in the Chronicles was on April 6th of that year (two days before her NC Tar Heels beat my MSU Spartans to win the NCAA Basketball Championship). Believe it or not, Laurie and her husband Paul arrived at LBLR for the first time late this afternoon, a trip that has been in the planning stages for the past three years.

Added today:   Laurie and her family came to LBLR a few more times after that first trip. In this picture (click HERE) the front two people on both the left and the right sides of the table are her and her family. By the way, the story of her connection to the Northland (which she wrote in 2009) is in the "Stories, Poems, & Anecdotes From the Northland" section of the LBLR website; if you'd like to read it click HERE.

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