I just learned and I'm very saddened of Mr. Archer's passing. For many years we visited Archers Blue Roof Cottages the last week in June and every labor and memorial weekends. In fact, watching the old movies and later slides, you can say I grew up there. I met my first girlfriend Margie Dufore of Ackron, leaned how to catch bull frogs, (we got a candy bar for each bull frog we gave your dad). Your dad taught us how to catch bigger Northern Pike by trolling and using his buck tails (red and white, orange and black with silver and gold spinners) which we have to this day. The best part was going in his perterboro wooden boat. Wow was that boat beautiful. I remember hanging out with Rick and even helping a little when they were building the duplex. I remember cooling off in the swimming hole, having the choir of getting pals of water from the well, evening campfires and the scary snip hunting. Boy what great memories Mr. Archer created for us all. My mom and dad are in their mid 70's and uncle 88. We are going this weekend to Jake’s Blue Roof Cottages for what they call their last hurrah. If I remember, I think Mr. Archer even built the blue wooden boats which today one is displayed along side the entrance to the main office. As a young child I probable fell asleep in that boat many times. My brother and aunt have since passed. They are missed dearly. I'm now in my mid 50's and together with my mom, dad and uncle want to thank your family so much for such wonderful memories.
My deepest sympathy, warmest regard and prayers go out to Mr. Archer and his family.
God Bless Mr. Archer and your family,
James Ferlito Jr. (passed)
James Ferlito Sr.
Phyliss Fantrazzo (passed)