A Cabin in Maine

In the early and mid 1970’s my parents owned a cabin on McGrath Pond in Maine. For two or three summers my mother, brother Bill and myself would fly out to Maine and spend about a month there in the summer. Dad would be able to come out for about a week or two depending on his work schedule. I have great memories of these summers with my Wainer ( and a few Knickerbocker) relatives at the cabin. Here’s a few pictures of the cabin and the family.

This is the part of the cabin that faced the lake. The large screened in porch had a huge table for dinner( lots of lobster eaten at that table):


This is the room where I generally slept while there, next to the huge stone fireplace. The curtain separated the bedroom from the living room.


Brother Bill and I trying to catch something. My buck teeth/huge overbite is really showing at this point. Not real sure what’s on Bill’s head. I think I learned how to catch whatever this was we were trying to catch from Elmer Fudd.


This is the beginning of the ‘beach’. From left to right: Uncle Stephen Wainer, Mom, Aunt Dot Wainer, Uncle Bob Knickerbocker,me, Dad, Bill.


This is Aunt Dot, My mom and Bill on Uncle Stephens boat fishing. ( I love this photo; three of my favorite people)


Uncle Bob Knickerbocker and Bill on our boat dock with Uncle Steve’s boat looking out over McGrath Pond.



Uncle Steve’s 99th

The 14th of July would have been Uncle Stephen’s 99th birthday. I’ve been thinking quite a lot about him (and Wainer’s in general) and wish I had more pictures to share. Here’s a picture of Uncle Steve and Aunt Dot ( Dorthy A. Crocker  22 Dec 1918 – 01 Sep 1989) . It looks like they are in front of the house on Island Ave in Maine, but I can’t be sure.

It’s a great picture of them both.

Also, if you’re interested, please donate to the Travis Mills Foundation in memory of Stephen N. Wainer. The foundation is a non-profit devoted to assisting wounded veterans.



William Wainer, More Pics

Recently Cousin Michael was asking on social media for more pics of Grandpa William Wainer. Click on the pictures to make ’em bigger. Download them if you wish. Here’s a few good ones:

Grandpa William Wainer - Mustache version
Grandpa William Wainer – Mustache version

This next one is possibly my favorite

Grandpa William Wainer - The swimmer
Grandpa William Wainer – The swimmer

1944 – Edward Wainer joins the Army

On September 21, 1944 Edward W. Wainer (1926-2010) joins the service. Uncle Eddie ended up serving in Patton’s Third Army. Here are a few pictures:


William Wainer (1887-1965)

Edward Wainer (1926-2010)

Annie Ostafyczuk (1892-1945)


Alice Wainer (1921-2010)

Edward Wainer (1926-2010)

Florence Wainer (1928-1974)


And finally


Peter Wainer (1929-2013)

Edward Wainer (1926-2010)


My dad looks all of 12 years old in this picture but will, in fact,  join the army in 2 years (13 Nov 1946).