One year for Rocky Mountain Romance

Brian, Mike and Terry Carleton with a framed photograph of their parents, Ed and Dorothy, and Ed's warden hat.
(Lef to right) Brian, Mike and Terry Carleton with a framed photograph of their parents, Ed and Dorothy, and Ed’s warden hat. The picture was taken at the Banff Park Lodge in Banff at the March 2020 launch of their family story.

One year ago this week, a heartwarming story was released to the pre-pandemic world. During the Second World War, Canadian soldier Ed Carleton met English rose Dorothy in Reading, U.K. He not only managed to convince her to marry him but also move to the wilds of Banff National Park.

It was the late 1940s and Ed got a job as a park warden. The Carletons lived in a cabin in the backcountry, at a time when the only running water was a fast-flowing creek, the bathroom was a walk outside to a privy and the only calls the Carletons regularly received were from the birds.   

The memoir Ed and Dorothy: Rocky Mountain Romance follows Ed and Dorothy’s growing family as well as their extended family of Banff wardens, community members and friends. It’s a story about a bygone era and a story about resilience and love. It’s a story fit for today.

Paperback: Amazon

Ebook: Amazon Kindle