I love everything about this cartoon, including how it's drawn and composed. In fact, I'm going to get a print and frame it. The two women getting splashed look suspiciously like Isabella and her sister Franny. Click on the illustration to enlarge and see more detail.
A earlier time on the Canadian shore. That's my Uncle John, grandfather Paul and father Jim Nolan at the beach. Paul and my grandmother Isabel would rent a house at Rose Hill, and Paul would commute by car, boat and bus to his job at Pratt & Lambert in Buffalo.
From left: Doug Moog, Charlie Epes, Rick Halpern, Nick Bakay, Kingman Bassett, Sr.
A photo from Charlie Epes of a 1960s cookout at Kingman Bassett's house in Rose Hill, Canada, across the Peace Bridge from Buffalo. Looks like cheeseburgers on the (typically rusty) BFG. Somebody once told me that at dinner time, you could hear the whirr of the blowers cranking up from house to house along the shore. Thanks, Charlie, for posting this on Facebook and letting me share it here.