Sunday, January 18, 2009
Well, the frigid temperatures of the last few days have moved away, but snow has moved in this morning. They're saying 8-12 inches; gonna snow all day. Deering Oaks is a 51 acre parcel of land that has a baseball diamond, tennis courts, a playground, and a pond that the city acquired from the Deering, Preble and Fessenden families after Portland's great fire of 1866. I have wonderful memories of skating on the pond during the winter months with many friends. Although ponds at Evergreen Cemetery and on Allen Avenue were favorites, it was always a treat to take the trip down Forest Avenue for a day of skating and hot chocolate at the Castle in the Oaks.