Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

Perfect summer morning!

The crystal-clear upper-50s weather a couple of hours ago reminded me of mornings at camp, and brought back some interesting memories. In its early days, Lincoln Farm Camp used a bell mounted on the porch of the Main House as a wake-up call, but as the camp's "dorms" (the bunk buildings) got spread out over more of the valley, they switched to a loudspeaker-amplified tape recording of the bell so it would carry farther.

On two occasions, the tape was replaced. :-) Can't recall at the moment how I came upon the illicit master key that allowed that to occur, but I'm pretty sure I eventually handed that key down to Drew, who remained at the camp in later years, after it was sold.

The two replacement tapes were Van Halen's "5150," and a recording (of beeeej?) saying "Ding-ding, ding-ding, ding-ding," in the same rhythm as the familiar bell. :-)

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