Days of Yore
 
as recounted by

Bill Day

 

Skinny Dipping
Mr. Herbbert Gleeson, who lived on West Cottage Avenue as a boy (now about 82 years old) recalls that when World War I terminated and Haddonfield's young men had come home, there was never much to do on a hot summer evening, so a group of the young men would go down to Hopkins Pond to swim.  Hoppies was on the outskirts of the town in those days, and they would skinny dip because no one ever came near them.  By the time it became dark the fellows would have had their swim and they would dress, of course, and stroll down the lane toward ths center of town.  Carlton Webb would lead the singing and the townsfolk would listen whether or not they enjoyed the concerts.

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