Jean Warrington discusses her childhood visits to her grandmother's cottage, which had been built by her grandfather near Lake Simcoe. Her grandmother spent summers there after her husband passed away in 1933 because the family property passed to her son and she stayed at the cottage so that she wouldn't be in the way in the main house. Jean stayed with her for the duration of the summer, and that is where she learned how to swim by copying a neighbour. The cottage was built in 1925, and her grandfather had transported the wood down the 9th Line by horse and then across the hard sand on the shore of the Lake. The cottage was well-built by a Mr. Glover and was beautifully lined inside with tongue-in-groove cedar. It contained at least three bedrooms, a living room, and a kitchen.