Bostwick Lake Inn story brought back memories

Dear Squire reporters Cliff and Nancy Hill,

I so enjoyed your story about the Bostwick Lake Inn.

I’m 79 years old and lived all my young life on Goldenrod Dr., Bostwick Lake. My grandparents were best friends with Jim and Sue Bert. Grandma used to help out at the Inn and my folks spent many evenings having a beer and sandwich while I skated. They had a rink with lights and that’s where us kids hung out—swimming and skating was our recreation back then.

The Berts built a house on Ramsdell Road that had everyone talking and driving by to see the orange roof—one of the first tile roofs many people in the area never saw before then. The Berts were great people.

So glad to see the Inn go back to a more homey, friendly place. Fancy dining didn’t go over too big. Reading this article sure brought back a lot of memories. Thank you.

Joan Covell (LaBan)
Rockford Ram graduate (1951

Reader shows appreciation of local business

Dear Editor,

I would appreciate an opportunity to publicly acknowledge the staff at Pederson Funeral Home. This remarkable staff is on call 24 hours a day and just this week performed over 17 funerals. Throughout the years, I have attended several of Pederson’s funerals and have personally been closely involved in two of them. Pederson’s service is exceptional and their kindness and compassion is second to none. In a difficult situation, it is nice to know the two “Daves” and all the other incredible staff are there throughout this journey.

Dixie Newell
Rockford resident

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