Rocky Mountain Romance: A memoir

In Memoir, Uncategorized by Lea

Lea Storry, owner of the memoir writing business Family Lines, holding the new memoir Ed and Dorothy: Rocky Mountain Romance, at the book launch in Banff on March 7, 2020.

I’ve been working on the memoir of Ed and Dorothy Carleton, commissioned by their three sons, Mike, Terry and Brian, for almost two years. On Saturday, the book, Ed and Dorothy: Rocky Mountain Romance, was launched in Banff. Now everyone can read the story of the couple considered “Banff Royalty.” 

The book is a testament to three sons’ love for their parents, Ed and Dorothy. Ed and Dorothy were kind and caring people and raised their family with those values. In May 2018, I met Dorothy in Calgary a few months before her 99th birthday. She was lovely and sang songs and told me a couple of her stories that are in the book. 

The Carleton brothers with Lea Storry. Left to right: Brian, Mike, Terry and Lea.
The Carleton brothers with Lea Storry. Left to right: Brian, Mike, Terry and Lea.

This book is also a testament to a family’s love of community, the community of Banff National Park. When I started writing this book, not a week went by that Mike didn’t have another warden or colourful Banff character who we should include. Still, there are many others who we didn’t write about but their way of life has been captured.

Photo of the front cover of the memoir Ed and Dorothy: Rocky Mountain Romance.

I hope when you read this book, you’ll be immersed in a bygone era that includes the Second World, to the backcountry of Canada’s oldest national park. I hope you will see a way of life that can never be recreated in a place that is ever-changing but will always be home to Ed and Dorothy. Click here for your copy.

Photo of the book launch on March 7, 2020 in the Glacier Room at Banff Park Lodge in Banff, Alberta.
The book launch on March 7, 2020 in the Glacier Room at Banff Park Lodge in Banff, Alberta.