Mary Oberne aged 16.
Hatto Fischer wrote:
"I took the photo. We met out at the cottage during the summer of 1959. I had immigrated with my parents from Germany to Ottawa, Canada in 1957, and this due to my uncle Dr. Tillo Kuhn. He had settled during the summer at the cottages along the Gatineau and met there his future wife and my aunt, Naomi Kuhn.
Thus we spent every summer up at the cottage. We were lots of kids, always running bare footed along the one railway track to fetch the mail or else paddled in canoes over to the other side of the river converted into a dam lake stretching upstream.
Mary's cottage consisted of only one room and yet we celebrated quite some parties there. Sometimes 25 people or more tried to squeeze in and dance. No wonder when the entire cottage vibrated with life. It was located close to where her mother lived together with a woman we called 'Auntie Bubbles'. Nearby lived the Spinatos who had come up North from New York: Italians, but who ended up settling down mainly in Canada" ...
(photo courtesy hatto fischer)