Skating on the rink

1965-1972

In 1969 twelve families entertained twelve students from Argentina, allowing them to live in their homes the month they were in Charlottesville. We tried to introduce them to many local activities. One family, which belonged to the Keswick Country Club, invited those who wanted to ice skate to go one morning. We skated on the steel pool, I think. Those without skates could rent them. When they tired, hot cocoa was served. Then we all returned to our homes.
Kitty Pickett

The bubble over the new swimming pool

1965-1972

I remember a bubble over the new swimming pool along with the tennis court (in the winter) when Ralph Law was the coach. I remember the ice rink also which was put up in certain months right above the elliptical pool towards the main house. We joined right after Ralph Law was hired, and he brought other known swimmers in besides us.

My First Shirley Temple

1965-1972

I enjoyed the book so much that I would like to get copies for my family. I still have a Keswick Club of Virginia racquet cover and my [membership] pin. I can also remember when I first overcame my fears and jumped off the diving board. I also remember sitting at the top overview near the locker room and watching over the lower pool. We also used to go the Hunt room for Sunday lunch every week. I had my first Shirley Temple in the bar.

Keswick Club ashtray

1965-1972

Ashtrays like this were one way the Keswick Club found to display the map of the golf course.

Mr. Westbrook

1965-1972

I remember when Neil Kittles used to do Shakespeare plays in the late 60s and early 70s. She would edit the script, simplify it, and get kids doing Shakespeare. She did As You Like It and The Tempest. I was 16 at the time. I also remember once when Knox Turnbull jumped in and protected me. I was working down at the tennis courts and was sent up to the clubhouse during a tournament to give a message to a guy named Wesbrook that his match time had been changed. I went to the woman who was the head of the office and said, “I’ve been sent up here to tell Mr.