The caption for this wonderful home movie uploaded to YouTube by tcomden is:
Our family used to summer at Lake Dunmore, VT, gathering around my great grandmother, “Aunt Jennie” Rickert, who ran a popular eating establishment there called “Aunt Jennie’s Tea House” These movie clips are all I have to remember her by.
Aunt Jennie takes her first (and only) flight over Lake Dunmore. Later, both feet firmly on the ground, she invites her family into the tea house for a good homecooked meal.
Alert: There’s music with this so you may not want to play it at work!
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Bill Powers provided the following photo of Aunt Jennie’s Tea Room:
Click on the photo to see all the amazing detail. It was a busy and popular location back then as well as today. If you go to the parking lot these days and carefully search the large rock face to the right of the main parking area, you can find an inscription carved in the stone honoring Aunt Jennie.