Boys’ Busy Saturday

George Winslow and George Starr, both nine years old in 1949, often spent Saturday together in the countryside near their homes in West Rockport. Kosti Ruohomaa joined them for a day one Saturday in January of 1949. Kosti writes that they “get together every Saturday and take off for the country side– spending their time exploring, hiking, skiing, etc.” He estimates they travel a good 10-15 miles throughout their day. They played games, threw snowballs, climbed trees, and got ice cream at the local store. Kosti points out, “This set of pictures shows how much more a kid can get out of life being brought up in a small village of this sort.” (from Kosti Ruohomaa’s notes)

Ten of these photographs were published in Parade magazine with the title “Saturday in Maine.”