Saturday, July 23, 2016

Men's Weekend, by Chuck Lochner

It’s been a family tradition since 1963 for the Men in the Kinsella/Taylor family to spend a weekend together at the Kinsella family cottage on Otty Lake near Perth, Ontario in Canada.  Never before has the story been told of the meetings, traditions, rituals, secret handshake, code words and proceedings of these International gatherings.  And, it won’t now.

But, through special permission from the Grand Pooba and the Men’s Weekend Council this photo essay has been released for publication in the family blog as a part of the 40th Anniversary (2013) Celebration.  Added comments are kept to a minimum.

THE GATHERING

THE FOOD

The Good!
The Baaaddddd

DISCUSSION GROUPS




THE BOOK CLUB



WORK DETAILS: TOM'S CABIN RENOVATION

Before

After!

WORK DETAILS: THE RAFT - WORK CREW



SUPERVISORS



BOATING


THE HOCKEY GAME





CLEAN UP


THE PARTING


THE AUTHOR

6 comments:

Susan Kinsella said...

Thanks, Chuck! Fun pictures! Glad we still have you for a family photographer!

Pat Herdeg said...

Chuck, Wonderful pictures--thank you!! And a huge thank you to Sue for putting up this story!

Julie (Lochner) Riber said...

Yes, indeed. A story in pictures. But still no verbal history of what goes on at Men' Weekend. That's ok. If we really knew, it would leave nothing to the imaginations of all the lonely women left behind. And we surely do make the most of our ignorance!

Tim Kinsella said...

Great story Chuck. This is a nice overview of our sacred weekend but you didn't give away any of the secret rituals!

Aunt CB/Mom said...

Wonderful pictures! But missed the ones I hear about when you all kneel in prayer and after cleaniung the whole house!!

Kari Rub said...

I like your cover photo. So calming.