Thank you very much to Shann Carmichael, formerly of Mayo, for sending in this old postcard and letter nicely signed “from the heart.”
Carmichael’s letter follows:
After 30 years in Mayo we are leaving the Yukon. In cleaning out and sorting I found this postcard from 1964. My grandmother sent it to my mother in Marwayne, Alberta, from Mayo Landing.
It states: “Wednesday, we got here safely no reason why you couldn’t have driven. The hiway was perfect but it is too long for one person to drive all the time. So much turns and shifting of gears. Cafes and motels lovely, very much improved since I was on the hiway last. Mum. Hope John is improved.”
Gramma and Grampa Doull were visiting their daughter Vivian (locally known as Kay) Boyce.
Vivian Doull was a nurse in Dawson City and married Johnny Boyce and he ran the NC store in Mayo and then they built the Tim-O-Lou Motel, now the North Star Motel.
I have often wondered what the story is behind this “Sourdough” on the postcard. I have asked around over the years, but no one seems to know.
The two that were suggested were John Stuger, of Quartz Creek, and Monty Velge, of Scrogie Creek.
Just thought this might be the sort of thing that might interest you.
From the Heart,
If anyone has a clue who the oldtimer is, please write Jim Robb: The Colourful Five Per Cent Scrapbook—Can You Identify? c/o the Yukon News, 211 Wood Street, Whitehorse, Yukon,
Y1A 2E4, or e-mail through the News website, www.yukon-news.com.