Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Ford Family of Gorge Road Trumansburg, NY

Seasons Greetings from the Fords.
House overlooks Cayuga Lake just south of Taughannock Falls State Park

Anna and Elwyn (Pete) Ford lived a short walk up the road from our family restaurant.  Pete and Anna purchased the small farm in 1920 from Kathryn Utter.  On this farm they raised nine children – Verna, June, Caryl, Frances, Leon, Muriel, Frank, Virginia and Louise, along with many peach and apple trees.

Pete used one of his barns to build his sailboat (see on lift at left side of house). The fact that Pete Ford was building a fair-sized sailboat in his barn always intrigued us (reminiscent of Gibbs on NCIS).  When it was finished he sailed out of the Finger Lakes and headed south to the Bahamas. He and his wife lived out their live on his sailboat, and in later years a houseboat in Florida.   

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