|Title||A Rock Creek Childhood: Recollections of Fred Winkler|
A Rock Creek Childhood: Recollections of Fred Winkler (p. 1 of 6: see 1000.124.02-06)
as told to Ellouise Schoettler, ANS Special Events Coordinator
for the Audubon Naturalist Fair, December 4, 2005
Last spring I met Fred and Sally Winkler at an Audubon reception here at Woodend. I was intrigued when Fred told me that he remembered when horses grazed where my house sits on Brierly Road. As I asked more questions about our neighborhood, Sally told me, "you don't often meet a man who has lived his whole life - all eighty-five years - on the same property where he was born." Her remark was the inspiration for this exhibit.
This is not the story of the Winkler Family - nor does it touch on Fred's career as a horticulturist. It is meant as an opportunity for us to glimpse - through Fred's memories and photographs - a time when Jones Mill Road was a country lane and Rock Creek was a playground for local children.
Special thanks to Fred and Sally Winkler and their family for so generously opening their family albums for us and to Fred for sharing his memories of his childhood. And, thanks to Valerie Burghardt for her assistance.
Photo of Fred and Sally Winkler and their children, Dorothy, Lorraine, David and Kenneth [1000.124.01a]