Babs Young writes: Here at Blue Heaven on Torch Lake we like to have celebrations and last night was no exception. Alex LaBrecque was 18. He graduated from High School this year and will be off to Michigan State soon. Thus 36 sky lanterns were launched in his honor last night. Since it took a while to get all 36 lit and launched, one photo would not capture them all. I”m working on trying to get a launch of at least 25 at one time for a more dramatic photo, but in the meantime this will have to do. These lanterns are magical as they ascend.
The lanterns themselves are a wonder, but think of how lovely it is to return every summer to a place where people watched you grow up, and wish you well. A place where they release giant fireflies in honor of your birthday. Up, up and away . . .