Lake Espy is located in my hometown, Headland, Alabama. These photos don't really do it justice. As a child I remember fishing with the family and occasionally some friends. Sometimes we would bring in several strings of beautiful bass and bream. The fish were deep-fried and served with hush puppies and french fries. Naturally, being in the South, sweet tea was always available. The cabin itself was built in 1980, and was the "replacement cabin" for the one that was destroyed by a fire some years earlier. To this day Lake Espy plays an integral part in the family and community. This weekend will be the Espy Cousins Christmas Party. And, during the course of the year, the cabin is the setting for Thanksgiving reunions, church functions, birthday parties, sleepovers, etc. I remember even my pee wee football team having an end-of-year bash at Lake Espy. If only the cabin had some updated kitchen appliances, perhaps even my wife could use it for one of her dynamic Thai cooking classes.
To see a Google Earth image of Lake Espy, click the Lake Espy Fishing link, and then click on the appropriate link to enlarge the map. Once that's done, be sure to use the arrows to zoom in. Lake Espy Fishing - Alabama Reservoir near Headland | Hook and Bullet
a video I shot in 2002
Dale Ezzell, Major Espy, Bill Vann - Fall 1964, Headland, Alabama
That’s a good explanation. After studying it more, I’m certain it’s Lake Espy. I think I recognize the precise location the photo was obtained. If so, this must have been the fall of 1964. In the fall of 1965, we (the HHS Rams) played in the Peanut Bowl and I am not sure I would have been available for the photo at this time. Good research!!!
Uncle Watty and cousin Beverly, Lake Espy - circa mid-'80s
w/ my siblings at an Espy Cousins Xmas party at Lake Espy- circa late '90s
Thanks to cousin Dale Ezzell for the following project. It's my understanding it was his idea!
Cousin Sid Brannon recites Little Orphant Annie for family out at Lake Espy.
As the camera pans the room, you will spot various family members. I am pretty certain this is the annual Vann family Thanksgiving at Lake Espy. I certainly see my dad in his Auburn vest jacket. Thanks to cousin Emily for making this video.
2016 fresh paint job