Another of the activities was looking through family photo albums and sharing our memories of Grandma and Grandpa Holton. All of us are tremendous lovers of animals, as were Grandma and Grandpa. We all have had a series of kittens and puppies, and my children and grandchildren have had Guinea pigs, lizards, snakes, exotic spiders, and all kinds of critters. (We blame it on Grandma Holton passing down the pet loving gene.)
Here is Dusky in the front of one of the cabins built by Grandpa. It was set close to a lake and deep in the woods in Upstate New York. I remember one time Grandma walked me over to the nearest neighbor who also lived in one of Grandpa's cabins. On the way home through the damp and green woods, I met my first chameleon sitting quietly on a fern. He was a tender green and looked magical to me, tiny and fragile. Grandma carefully removed him and demonstrated how he changed to a light orange when no longer on the green plant. Amazing!