RALCY the CHRIS CRAFT CLIPPER - 1940s

This is one of those "Family Stories" that has to be written down somewhere or it'll be lost forever. My Dad, Frank Persons, would spend his summers on Aunt Lucy Dunsmore's farm off of Washington Pike, in Corryton, Tenn. in the 1930s & 1940s. 
Dad would visit Lucy and Ralph until he graduated from Eustis, High School, Florida in 1949. 
I also grew up knowing Aunt Lucy and spent several FUN summers with Aunt Lucy running in the fields and exploring the old Chamberlain-Little Family Home. 
RALCY,
was a Chris Craft Clipper that belonged to Ralph and Lucy Dunsmore during the 1940s.
They kept her on Norris Lake, Tennessee where family and friends spent weekends on her fishing and enjoying life on the water.
1947
My Dad would go to Knoxville to spend
the summer with Aunt Lucy and Uncle Ralph.
Dad with Pop.

Dad in 1947






In the wooden Yachting Log
that Aunt Lucy kept, 
Dad wrote on July 12, 1942-  

"I'm the fisherman of the Day, almost
We ate and ate all day.
Franklin"
~~~~~~~~ 
Sept. 6 & 7, 1942-
"I caught a 12" Ky. bass.
This is my last trip out on the boat. 
I have had a nice time on the boat this summer. I hope next year I can come out on the boat again.
Franklin" 
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