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Protecting Hamlin Lake for Future Generations 

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GRISWOLDA

 S. W. Hancox, August 1917

 

I sing of thy praises tonight, dear Griswolda.

On the shores of Lake Hamlin whose waters we see;

When I think of thy homes with their maidens entrancing,

All other resorts lost attraction for me.

Each morning I arise from a slumber, refreshing.

Each meal tastes far better then that I had last.

And at night when retiring, I dream on my pillow;

Alas, my vacation too quickly is passed.

 

Griswolda, Griswolda, we love thee, Griswolda.

Dear restful Griswolda, on Lake Hamlin’s Shores.

 

I sing of thy Profs who are here in great numbers,

Like everyday mortals, enjoying a rest.

There’s Rockwood from Austin and Thompson from Rockford,

And Throwbridge of Lewis who fishes with zest.

Lemon and Benbar, Magee, Long and Pfeiffer,

Waldo, Dunwell and Hancox and also the rest,

Miss Jones of the Inn, don’t forget too her sister.

Who can ne’er be forgot when we’ve once been their guest.

 

Griswolda, Griswolda, we love thee, Griswolda.

Dear restful Griswolda, on Lake Hamlin’s Shores.

 

Griswolda’s delights, how can we forget them,

The boating, the fishing, the trips to the store,

Where we wait for the mail brought to us each morning.

When once we get the habit we go there the more.

Its lanes cool and shady, its lawns soft and grassy,

The houses on the hillside, the view of the lake-

They all form a picture which ne’er will prove passé,

And one which in memory we’ll every one take.

 

Griswolda, Griswolda, we love thee, Griswolda.

Dear restful Griswolda, on Lake Hamlin’s Shores.

(This song was sung as part of the Griswolda Day celebration in August of 1917.)

  Hamlin Lake Preservation Society, PO Box 178, Ludington, MI 49431