Thank you for your visit! You are all people as a bright as the moon…and your hearts shine with the light of a million heavenly stars.
You’re Welcome to stay a while and read further. Check out the menu bar categories if you have time. Christine’s About Me will give you some idea of who she is, and what she’s up to as a writer and blogger. What’s most important though, her everyday message to visitors – Before Sundown, remember what made you smile.
Featured Sunset for 2019
Sunset Inn, Kezar Lake, Center Lovell, Maine
Around 1923, Gustav & Edna Heim (my grandparents) created Sunset Inn & Cottages on the shores of Kezar Lake. Today, Jane Orans owns it as part of Quisisana Resort on an adjacent piece of lakefront land. The present Quisisana represents a harmonious blending of the two resorts.
Ralph Burg, a Boston music-store owner bought Quisisana in 1946, added Sunset Inn in 1967, and created the current format of musical staff and nightly shows.
Musical tradition at Quisisana Hotel goes back to 1917 when Spenser & Madaline Strauss established the resort as a haven for musicians and music lovers who played together for their own entertainment.
A Quisisana guest, Gustav Heim, who served as first trumpeter with symphony orchestras in Boston and New York, with his wife, Edna, created Sunset Inn.
In the early 1940s, I learned to swim in Kezar Lake at Sunset Inn. I swam to the wooden raft and back a zillion times. Cousin Fred (3 days younger) and I had elaborate July birthday cakes made by the Sunset Inn pastry chef. The first 10 years of my life, there were many carefree, fun days at Sunset Inn.
Childhood memories come back to me in the featured December Sunset photo header. I think I’ll keep it up forever. It makes me smile, and I hope your childhood memories make you smile too. After all it’s in the blog title, Before Sundown, remember what made you smile.
Happy All Seasons to my blog friends and visitors!
Sunrise and Sunset Gallery