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Blungra

Name : Blu-N-Gra Cottage

Location : North Beach

Built in : 1928-29

Origin of its name

For years our generation (3rd) wondered, and thought that it was either a north vs south family issue, or perhaps an army navy rivalry, and never knew, but often speculated. Then one day Mark O’Brien and his wife Rita were at the farmers market wearing our Blu-N-Gra T shirts and a gentleman older than I said the his family used to own the cottage and actually sold it to our grandparents when he was a child. After all the necessary pleasantries were exchanged, I took a deep breath and asked him the origin of the name of the cottage; he thought about it for a minute reachind deep into his memories and said. “I think they named it Blu-N-Gra because those were the colors of the cottage when they bought it”. We thanked them and moved on to buy some peaches.

Special attributes

Sharing the cottage between 6 cousins, presents challenges, but we have learned how to work it our amicably. We now have our 5th generation enjoying summer living at Mac, with a total (all limbs and branches) of 22 extended family members from an infant to 66 years old sharing the cottage. Being lake front gives us the opportunity to observe the colors, patterns and flows of the lake from dawn to dusk, as well as providing a front row seat to experience the full fury of a monstrous thunder storm as it barrels thru Mac.

Historical events

Cottage related family name : Caukins and O’Briens

Generations in cottage so far : Five

Family established in cottage at : 1941

(imagine buying a second home, which was nearly unheard of in 1941, and during the second world war; nearly incomprehensible in my mind.

Name : Family traditions

  • Family reunions when we can bring all the cousins in from 7 states for a raucous weekend.
  • Memorial services for passed family members often leading to ashes on the beach.

Name : Family Memories & stories

See above and videotape.

Memorable mega dinners emanating exclusively from “all things good” at the farmers market, followed by raucous conversations on the porch on the topics du jour, aided and abetted by Kentucky’s finest sipping whiskies.

BluNGra Cottage Photos

BluNGra LightHouse

BluNGra LightHouse

BluNGra LightHouse

BluNGra LightHouse


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BluNGra Family

BluNGra Family

BluNGra Family

BluNGra Family


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BluNGra Beach

BluNGra Beach

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BluNGra Proposal

BluNGra Proposal

BluNGra Proposal


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