On Golden Pond-Star Sharing the Spotlight with Kate Hepburn!

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Real Estate Agent with John L Scott Market Center 700512026

On Golden Pond

(Otherwise known as On Fishhawk Lake!)

Kate Hepburn dancing in the woods, singing and kicking up her heels....opening up a musty old cabin to let the sun shine in...enjoying every single moment that she is staying on Golden Pond, well, it just doesn't get any more perfect.

Katherine, Kate is also a redhead, and also being a redhead, it was a no-brainer that this would be my movie choice. My dear heroine, who goes from protecting her crusty-old husband from himself,

 

to bolstering everyone around her,

 

lets the sun shine on their musty-old selves when needing renewal, loves the sounds of the loons, the misty-cold mornings, and getting out on Golden Pond.

 

She even gathers  up her husband when he's gotten hurt while fishing with a young boy who really needs to escape urbania.

 

 

 I just love EVERYTHING about this movie start-to-finish, at such a deep level. 

 

 

This is me to a T!

She never loses her connection to her childlike awe of the simple things; a birdcall, the sun glistening on the water, a slow rowboat ride and the love of a good man in a tender moment.

 

Coming to this place keeps her young and it revives old glories, gives her renewed energy....and sharing this with everyone around her is key, too. The movie also shows what childhood memories can do to serve you in the future, whether pleasant or not-so-much. 

Growing up in this small Golden Pond community, spending every summer here, gives one a lifetime of memories that molds a good soul for the future and for future generations. Sharing these experiences of learning how to fish, swim, dive and  "run a boat" are very simple pleasures

 but can create bonds with family, and the woodsy, lake surroundings can help one form a sense of quietness in one's being when going back to that place again and again whether physically or simply tapping into childhood memories. 

I have found my Golden Pond on Fishhawk Lake. The very first time that I circled the lake with my husband,

 

 

it felt like I was coming home in the very truest sense of the word. It tapped into the layers of summer memories of going to the Thousand Islands with my family year after year

(my dad in our old boathouse showing the pike he caught on the St. Lawrence River )

and the joys of being on the water of the St. Lawrence and being outside for hours upon hours, digging for worms to go fishing, or walking through the woods to go to my Granny's cottage, smelling that pungent sweet earthen smell that the soft-wood floor would offer to the discerning nose. 

To be able to introduce families to the potential of creating their own cache of lake stories to pass onto their children and grandchildren and friends is one of the greatest gifts I can think of in my "work" at Fishhawk Lake. There is something so romantic and nostalgic about a cabin on a lake and when clients call me with this dreamy vision of this, I totally get it!! 

It could be the calmness of water that quells the noise inside them,


 

or the need to bring their children to a place far removed from technical gadgets to view salamanders,

hike in the woods with the family dog or just sit on a deck and listen to the sounds of a day on a lake. 

9769 Beach Drive Birkenfeld OR 97016-Listed by Gayle Rich-Boxman (503)755-2905

This movie captures and encompasses my spirit, my work, my life and all the joys and challenges that come with life, getting older and enjoying every moment of each day with awe! 

 (Entry for Roger Mucci's Be The Star of Your Own Movie contest...thanks, Roger!)

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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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This is the perfect flick for you too choose. I am a huge Katherin Hepburn fan and loved "On Golden Pond."  Best of luck in the contest, Gayle, you have a very strong entry here... :)

Feb 23, 2015 05:54 AM #15
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Gayle - this is one of my all time favorite movies. My kids and I watched it repeatedly shortly after it was released on VHS. If I could find a Golden Pond, I would move there in a sneeze without hesitation. After living on Moose Pond in Maine, learning to see and hear loons on a regular basis, I had a yearning, that someday, that's how I'd like to spend the rest of my life. So I can understand your passion and yes, I see similarities between you and Katherine Hepburn too!

This is the PERFECT entry for your movie contest! I was always in hopes that there would be a sequel and now you did it! Those last few paragraphs went straight to my heart! It's like a fairy tale dream! You exude happiness every time you blog about Fishhawk Lake! I think you found your eternal youth at your very own "Golden Pond!" Also, you don't just take pictures, you photograph to move people inside the photos and you lure them in just like a skilled fisherman or fisherman's daughter! It's great to know beautiful places like this truly do exist and you're the star of this lifetime movie award for all ages!

Feb 23, 2015 06:34 AM #16
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Hi Gayle,

BRAVO....BRAVO..love it! Clap..clap...clap!!  I've always loved this movie and your Fishhawk Lake is your Golden Pond!! Audrey Hepburn is a fav of mine and your entry is beautiful and so you!!!

Feb 23, 2015 07:01 AM #17
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Fishhawk Lake looks like Oregon's best version of Golden Pond .... my friend Todd loves his cabin up there!!

Feb 23, 2015 08:37 AM #18
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Thank you all for your wonderful support! It takes time to comment, so I'd rather put those on your posts...most of you I've already done that with today! 

Feb 23, 2015 09:50 AM #19
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging --I sold Todd his cabin! And it is DARLING. They had some fabulous landscaping done by one of the fellas that I've used...it made a WORLD of difference to the front of their cabin. They're always doing something!

Feb 23, 2015 10:01 AM #20
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Good evening Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 ,  It sounds like you have what many people long for. Have a great week.

Feb 23, 2015 10:24 AM #21
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HI Gayle - great choice for a movie and really excellent blog. I love how you compared the movie with your daily life in where you live, and it does sound like you have found your Golden Pond!

Feb 24, 2015 12:23 AM #22
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Gayle, Elvin Princess,  you are such a romantic.  So full of life.  Thank you for a great post and movie selection.  Special post.  Mark

Feb 24, 2015 05:31 AM #23
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There is definitely a comparison in that smile and the love you have for your ' Golden Pond' as well.  Good Luck in the contest

Feb 24, 2015 05:52 AM #24
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
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Gayle,

 You have captured the essence of Fishhawke Lake beauifully who would not want to live there. Thanks for sharing your home with us! We will come see you!

 

PS thanks for telling us about Fashion Police Bob and I hooted through the whole thing!

Feb 24, 2015 06:13 AM #25
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Glad you shared Gayle.... I had not thought of this all time favorite movie in years.

Feb 24, 2015 08:26 AM #26
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Wow!  What a beautiful entry, Gayle.  I can see that you truly do have your heart and soul at Fishawk Lake aka Golden Pond.  I really felt the "being there" in your post.  That was a great experience.  Thank you!

Feb 25, 2015 06:58 AM #27
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Gayle -- the loons are calling out your name and shouting congratulations on your nomination for Roger D. Mucci's "Be The Star In Your Own Movie" contest.

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Gayle, without a doubt On Golden Pond is your movie. And like Katherine Hepburn in that role, I'm sure you evidence that same strength of character. Congratulations on the nomination.

Mar 02, 2015 11:43 PM #29
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Thanks to all of you with your wondrous comments and the "fellow" nominees in the category of Best Actress in a Drama.

Thank you to all of the fantastic judges!!! Let me go get my champagne and toast everyone...

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Hey congrats, Gayle. So happy to see you at the big Oscar gala as a nominee - and I LOVE that red dress!

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Gayle, I could feel your very essence through your words, as there really is no place quite like home. Congratulations on the nomination in Roger's “The Fourth Annual ‘Be The Star Of Your Own Movie’ Contest!”

Mar 03, 2015 04:34 AM #32
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Gayle CONGRATULATIONS on your nomination.  You rocked the house with this one and I see an award sitting on your mantle when all said and done.    Mark

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Congratulations on your nominee for Best Actress in a Drama! I loved the story and how it is you all over.

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