Hi Ms. Turner, if you are reading this, please reply at my email of email@example.com.
I am writing to you to find out about your father, Jack. My father worked with your father right up until the first time he walked into lonesome lake and met your mother Trudy. My father, Jim, did write to your father a number of years ago and did get a reply back. My father had information that your father had moved to Cortez Island, and has tried to send a letter to him, but does not know if your father ever got the mail or not. I do have a couple of pics of your father in his younger days that I could send you if you like.
P.S. I understand that when you were young your father used to keep an axe by the door which was always referred to as the "Kennedy Axe". This was in reference to my father, who had given the axe to your father.
You might be interested to know that my mother, Trudy, has had another book published this spring. It is called Packtrains and Airplanes and is available from the publisher, hancockhouse.com
I bought Crusoe of Lonesome Lake back in the 70's when on a trip to Canada and have read it several times since - I love it. I read it again last week and thought maybe I could find Lonesome Lake on Google maps - I was thrilled when I found it and so looked further into what I could find on google. I was really thrilled to see your photos - and glad to know life still continues at Lonesome Lake. Thank you Kittyj Scotland
As the team takes a break from plowing the garden near Lonesome Lake on the Turner homestead, Cealy the cat rests comfortably on Guenevere's back. Can't recall how she got up there.
The Edwards family of Lonesome Lake was very instrumental in building the small flock of Trumpeter Swans back up to a sustainable population from 1930's to 1988. The effort was succesful, and the swans now are fairly plentiful.
This house, along with all other buildings at the homestead, were lost in the Lonesome/Turner Lake wildfire in 2004.