About Tom French

Tom French splits his time between the Adirondacks and the Thousand Islands from his home in Potsdam. More information about his writing can be found at Tom-French.net.

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  1. Bill Ott says

    If I died and went to “Heaven”” (or “Hell” for that matter), and did not end up in Wanakena, I would demand an immediate refund. I would demand to know why when I spent most of my life wishing to be in a Wanakena like place, I would be punished for not having the courage to do so. And then when I move the mouse the wrong way, some pop-up wonders why I have not donated, and I have. I think I liked it better when stamps were three or four cents. I have not even cursed, but I bet this gets deleted, too.
    Bill Ott
    Lakewood, Ohio

  2. s smeby says

    Perhaps snowshoes would have worked better in those conditions? And 2′ of snow today would have probably been closer to 4-6′ in Rich Lumber’s days, circa 1903-1913. Or even more – in the 1940s & 50s Jones & Laughlin sometimes sent rotary plows from their Benson Mines operation to Star Lake village to plow out worker’s homes (management’s anyways). My husband Bruce remembers snow over the telephone lines and skiing out a 2nd floor window!

    • Tom French says

      Hello Colin — We can thank editor Melissa Hart for that. My submitted title was pretty lame. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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