Who’s next on my North of the Border guest blog series? Today we have Vanessa Grant, author of the Time for Love series and Writing Romance!
Where does Vanessa get her inspiration? How is Canada part of her inspiration? Read on and see...
Memories of Algonquin Park, by Vanessa Grant.
|Algonquin Park, painted by Tom Thomson [Public Domain]|
|Park Ranger Andy Grant and helper Ray Sawchuck, preparing to fight the 1924 fire near Daventry|
In 1924, a devastating fire forced Andy to put his wife and children on a raft on the lake while he soaked the house with water to save it. Andy was not allowed to build a larger than normal ranger's cabin at Daventry to accommodate his family, so he built a home of his own nearby. It remains today as a Grant cottage.
|The home Grandpa built in Algonquin Park.|
Back Row: Andrew and Jessie Grant, the grandparents.
Front Row: Norman and Helen Grant with their first two children, my cousins Douglas and Gary
(Picture taken in 1949)
|Public Domain photo by Dr. William Webber|
|State Library of New South Wales collection [Public Domain]|