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Anchorage Memories Newsletter, Issue #133 -- Goose Lake Anchorage Memories
August 07, 2016

Goose Lake Fun

Mike's Goose Lake Story

Summer time in Anchorage always meant sun bathing at Goose Lake, swimming, music and fun.

One year when I was about 14, I decided to spend the early afternoon sun bathing at Goose Lake to get a really cool tan.

There I was laying face down on my beach blanket, listening to the music being played over the beaches loud speakers and hearing the announcer telling everyone at Goose Lake that it was time to "roll over" if you were working on your sun tan.

But I didn't roll over -

When it was time to go home I had a horrible sun burn on my back.

And back then I had a newspaper delivery route and I had to wear my newspaper bag over my shoulders and on my back. Ouch, ouch and triple ouch.

Mary's Goose Lake Story

"Oh, Sweet Pea, won't you dance with me" by Tommy Roe was one of the songs my sister Betty, cousin Buttons and I danced to in the summer of 1966 at Goose Lake in Anchorage.

Remember the TV show "Where the Action is"? They had a fun segment where they were dancing at the beach, and here we were at Goose Lake, doing the same thing. How cool were we?

There we were, the three of us, walking along the shore in our shoulder length hair and cute beach clothes. As we walked along, some of the guys shouted "triplets."

Yes, summer in Anchorage meant Goose Lake and fun in the sun.

An Alaska Gold Nugget

Did you know that way back in 1884 steam ships began bringing tourists to Alaska?

Fast Salmon with Parsly

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 tablespoon garlic powder

2 tablespoons parsley

Stir together all the ingredients, then rub onto 6 ounces of salmon

Over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter or margarine.

Place salmon in a pan and brown until flaky, remove and place 6 thin slices of lemon alongside.

Serve with your favorite rice or potato dish.

An Alaska Gold Nugget

Did you know that the town of Anchorage got it's start when construction camps were built on Ship Creek.

Your Anchorage Memories

Do you still live in Alaska?

Did you live in Alaska at one time?

Have you visited Alaska, or enjoyed an Alaska Cruise?

Your memories of your time in the last frontier are precious and should be preserved for your family and friends to enjoy no matter where they live in our world today.

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See you next time on your Anchorage Memories Newsletter.

Mike and Mary

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