Lament of the log house
June 23, 2017
One of the first residences in Ekalaka was torn down recently. The old log house was once home to Jack Charters, and later to Amos and Romaine Lambert. At one time, the house stood on Main Street but was moved-log by log-to Munro Avenue sometime around the turn of the century. The following was written by Sharon Barrere, a descendant of Amos and Romaine Lambert.
I stand vacant, damaged, and worn by the ravages of time, looking through dirty windows. The years have taken their toll.
When first I was, the logs were fresh and strong, making solid walls, topped with a roof of red shale. I was...