Author Ellen Davignon recalls the early years when three kids under ten could handle the dinner crowd (slinging stew and eggs, because that's all they knew how to make) to the later years when the trickle of cars passing through became a torrent, and the lodge offered comfortable rooms with innerspring mattresses and running water.
While catering to the demands of the travelling public was a life of long, grinding hours, with little in the bank as recompense, the Porsild children enjoyed lives rich in fantasy and outdoor adventure in such settings as their "cinnamon mine"-really just a bank of rust-stained sand. Davignon lovingly recounts the good times and hard times as the Porsild clan carved out a business and a life on the banks of the Teslin River.
|Publisher:||Harbour Publishing Company, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
From 1994 to 2003 she also wrote a regular column, "Lives of Quiet Desperation," for the Yukon News.