Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on August 19, 1962 · Page 62
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Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana · Page 62

Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Sunday, August 19, 1962
Page 62
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i 6 N OBODY who was able to hobble, creep, or crawl ever stayed away from The Picnic, even though the unaccustomed exercise brought on hobbling, creeping, and crawling for weeks afterward. The Picnic was an annual tradition and always in the same woods by the same stream with the same entertainment, a salute to lost youth: baseball, volleyball, and horseshoes—and the same wonderful ham baked in rye dough, huge bowls of salad, hot black coffee, and chocolate cake. Last year I sat on the grass watching the baseball game. A pediatrician was at bat, a ballroom manager pitching. An attorney was umpiring in a manner no judge would tolerate. From the cottage came the smell of cooking, from the trees the twilight twitter of birds. The sun slid into the shadows, and three longtime friends burst into the strains of an old fraternity song. I thought to myself: these are the times we will remember one day with poignance. We are neither old here nor really young. We have not forgotten the carefree days, have not yet felt the pangs of passing time. We have come together each summer subconsciously renewing the spirit of youth within us. We have met to put aside the pressures of living which one day may engulf us all. 5 &&. v $ V: ^ rK/K oe iv^vvi'V-V' 4.T •, T'\ : r^*v*"-^nK'AJjJ / i/lifj' ^T 1 .|M\»P»-W' These are the golden years. I sat on the grass by home plate, in defiance of the wild balls, and saw it all in the elegance of a frieze, the brocade of a latter-day tapestry with all the faces and figures embroidered by memory on time. And now The Picnic itself is a part of it. What began as a small thing grew out of proportion until its six hosts could cope no longer with the burgeoning throng. But one day I will take out the tapestry in the winter of the year, or of my life, and touch it gently and know again it was a magic interlude. Only when such a time is gone is it truly treasured. Half the fun of having feet... lively school shoes, f ft for action f Friedman Family of fine shoes f Friedman has a flair for school shoes... makes them extra sturdy, extra comfortable, for the extra wear boys and girls give them. They rate for looks as well, and! prices win them high marks for value! Your Friedman shoeman knows just how to fit them, too. Her* is the store nearest you... featuring vwonderfut-fitting shoe* by Friedman! ASHDOWN CAMDEN HOT SPRINGS NASHVILLE PINE BLUFF SHERIDAN SMACKOVER TEXARKANA ARKANSAS Blue Ribbon Shoe-Store Swann Shoe Store Rosenthal's Shoe Store Robinsons Fan-Lee Shop The Peoples Store Carroum Dry Goods Massey's Shoe Store LAKE CHARLES Stander's Young Fashions MARRERO Meyer's Dept. Store RUSTON Drew's Shoe Store SULPHUR Geo. Serice Shoe Store OKLAHOMA IDABEL LOUISIANA BOGALUSA Beremson's COVINGTON Giro's Family Shoe Store FARMERSVILLE Turnage's Dry Goods BEAUMONT CAMERON CLARKSVILLE CLIFTON EDNA Grand Leader TEXAS Guarantee Shoe Store Lewis Shoe Store The Hub • Clifton Merc. Co. R & B Dept. Store GATESVILLE HAMILTON HENDERSON KILGORE KILLEEN LUFKIN MINEOLA NEDERLAND PORTLAVACA REFUGiO RUSK TEMPLE VICTORIA WACO Lewis Shoe Store Hareliks Dept. Store Clendenen's, Inc. Lewis Shoe Store C. R. Anthony Co. Mathews Miller, Inc. Hirsch Dept. Store Minaldi's Shoes Guarantee Shoe Store Hendersons Mathews Miller, Inc. C. R. Anthony Co. C. R. Anthony Co. Lewis Shoe Store Family Weekly. August 19, 1962 17 FRIEDMAN FAMILY OF FINE SHOES BY (Tntematior.^ WORLD'S LARGEST SHOEMAKER

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