To area residents and mostly the part time people of Berry Lake.
This pertains to the shutting down of the artisan well on the Franks school property.
Below is link to article
The artisan well at the old Frank School property on the corner of School
and Kelly Roads in the Town of Underhill was abandoned December 22, 2007. The well
had been running continuously since about 1912. In early in October 2007, an
anonymous complaint to the DNR about the well led to a series of exploratory
tests. Link full article.
I have heard some feedback concerning the artisan well and it does not seem to be positive.
Well, well, there are a lot of people that grew up on this lake, that were kids swimming on this lake, water skiing on this lake and just having fun together many summers of years gone by. Remember when Grandma Millie, Jackie, Don, Sandy, Dick, Dawn, John, Fred, Norma and a host of parents would let the kids have fun all summer long. The days when those kids would go to the artisan well to do????????????????????? I don't know what they did ( I was not around here at the time)? Those of you know who I am talking about . You were there, do you remember or have you forgotten your youth? What did you do there? Remember the fun and the memories you had there! Being at Berry Lake is also being at the artisan well, they are one in the same. They all are a part of ones youth, ones feeling of life we tell our children. Times have changed and people have changed.
We all get older and we think we are wiser in our old age. It is not wisdom that getting old gives us! It is your life's experiences that molded you, that shaped you, that formed your beliefs , that something that you pass on to the next generation.
We, of the baby boom generation are the self indulging, spoiled, self righteous, all for me and the Hell with the rest kind of people! We want everything now, we don't care about a lot unless it affects us! When there's nothing to benefit us ,we don't care. Some , not all indulge to the extreme! Tobacco , alcohol, cars, plains and trains, what ever we want, what ever we do it's to the extreme and its only for us! If it wasn't for the parents that may now be older and the parents that have long been gone, it is because of them that a lot of us are here. Did you ever thank them for what you have? For the hard work , the sacrifices they had so you would have what you have today.
I am truly disappointed. To me, it just shows how people simply don't care, they don't want to, hey, don't talk to me , just leave me alone.
The Town of Underhill is a small township. We don't have the services we would like but it is what it is. When we had a Gypsy moth problem , they helped us. When EWM arrived at Berry Lake they are now there to help us with the problem.
It would be nice if the people of Berry Lake and the people of Underhill could get together to save the artisan well. Something that has been a part of every ones life for so long. Yes for now it is capped off. Does anyone have the heart to reach out and help? Do anyone in this area care.
To you...... self righteous snobs on Berry Lake, you go ahead and do nothing. I am not talking to all but certainly a few! We will get a new well drilled! We will see the water flow once again. We will make Franks School a part of our history for all our generations to come.
Grandma Millie, Jackie, Don, Sandy,Dick, Dawn ,John, Fred, Norma and all the rest would sure be disappointed if we let our heritage die, to let our youth disappear, from the Alpha to the Omega, from our beginnings and to our end!
Can you think about the time when you were fifteen or sixteen years old at Berry Lake? Oh yea, I see that smile.
When someone asks you for advice, or asks for your help, maybe you can do something, anything, think about it!
The goal is to
drill a new well and
name that area a historical area
of the Town of Underhill.
Won't you join us?
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org