You are all going to love travelling back in time with the Wollbaum Family’s stories, memories and photos from three generations! This really defines what Pelican Pointe is about.
As Jackie said, “Barb asked her kids to write this blog from the perspective of the kids stuck at the beach in the 70s and 80s. None of us could think of anything to write at first…until we started talking. We have many great memories growing up out there. The menu has changed extensively over the years. Back in the 70s, we had Kraft Dinner and beans every day (Barb says it was our choice). – Apparently growing up at the beach did not traumatize us too badly. – We all have fond memories and still return there every summer.”
Enjoy your trip down memory lane! And thank you, Wollbaum Family.
Check out the Pelletier page that was just published. There are some wonderful photos of Rae’s family; some from Sid Thompson’s collection, supplied by his son, John; and some from the Smythe era, as well. The Pelletiers arrived at Pelican Point(e) soon after we purchased our cottage from the Hines, so we’ve been neighbours the Pointe for forty years this summer!
I had a wonderful conversation with John and Gloria last week, and John shared some early photos and stories of his family’s residency at the Pointe. The Unrau’s have been cottage owners since 1966! Check out their page.
A big thank you to Rae Pelletier, current owner of the former Thompson, and then Smythe property. Rae contacted John Thompson, and he shared some early photos from his father, Sid’s slides. It is so interesting to look back to what Pelican Pointe was in its early days. I am amazed at the lack of trees! You can see the photos on the ‘How Pelican Pointe Came To Be’ page. Thank you, John and Rae!
I had a wonderful conversation with Joan (nee Richards), exactly one month after speaking with Marian (nee McKillop). Their fathers were two of the three founding members of Pelican Pointe. I’ve added some information they shared to the ‘How Pelican Pointe Came To Be’ page, and will add more in the future. Joan described herself as being the “keeper of everything” so I look forward to learning more! Stay tuned…
A shout-out to Terry and John who forwarded me their stories and photos from the Graham family’s 60 years at Pelican Pointe. Thank you for the wonderful memories!
This site is finally active! I hope to add many pages of stories from residents, past and present, of Pelican Pointe in the coming days. Stay tuned!