Gent's, I just attended the Thompson annual reunion in Solon, NY just to the east of Cortland. We had a great time, pleanty of food, and alot of stories from the "ol timers". Several of the family members were on hand, and a number of people brought their Thompson's. Pics are attached or embedded? I was there on behalf of the Finger Lakes Boating Museum, because we have about 8 Thompson's in our collection. Of all the Finger Lake boat building companies, Thompson was second behind Penn Yan.
1956 C~C Holiday
a gift you give yourself
Not sure how Thompson's got in the picture since I've deleted the original message but as I recall it from this morning it was a series of posts about 23' Chris Craft outbnoard kit boats and even some remarks about by Herb Pocklington at a recent Seattle Symposium about Chris Craft boat kits and Cavaliers.
Hope I didn't just dream all that stuff...but old age and senility could be overtaking me.
Executive Director Emeritus
Chris-Craft Antique Boat Club
Don't fret my friend. I get lost around here myself. You probably went straight to one of the new posts from the Home page. It happened to be this one and the first photo looked like one of the kit boats. Not to worry.
I had a telephone call from Ted Thompson, Jr. and his wife Gloria about a week before the gathering to invite me. Alas, I had already made plans for a vintage boating cruising weekend in Missouri (which was a blast).
Hope it was a good event.
Ted reminded me again of a weekend he had with my father and Ken Johnson. They planted trees in northern Marinette County, near Peshtigo, WI. This was prior to Ted's move to Cortland in 1958.