The piece “Skating on the Lake” (On the Campus, January issue) conjured up wonderful memories. My wife, Louisa, and our two young children (one born in Princeton) lived in one of the junior faculty lakeside apartment buildings (Magie and Hibben, now torn down). One winter, circa 1970, we were able to skate on the lake for several days on end, an unforgettable experience. In my youth I had skated in rinks such as Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. In comparison, the virtually limitless expanse of Lake Carnegie offered an unmatched freedom of motion in a natural setting. Not many people other than residents of the lakeside apartments availed themselves of such an exceptional opportunity.
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