7 Bar L. Hereford Ranch Moose Creek, MB November 22, 1961"I am more or less forced to write a story for our 25 grandchildren who keep me busy answering questions all day long. Riding down the river in the Skippy L, sitting up front on the barge watching the river go by, or just sitting out in the alfalfa fields watching a bunch of calves lying down with a couple of nurse cows looking after them. These kids just keep on asking questions. They are as bad as our own boys and girls for wanting to know about long ago."
Thus begins a long letter to his family and friends detailing his life and encounters with remarkable people who come alive in his words. His memory for detail plus a keen wit made him a first class raconteur.
To view the remainder of the letter, please click here.
Tom was fluent in Cree. He was able to converse naturally with the people of the region. His children were also conversant in the language. It helped build relationships and aided in business development.
A sample of his voice is heard from 1960 when Tom Lamb was asked by the local radio station to read the rules for the World Championship Sled Dog Race in Cree. Click on the link below to hear the him recite the rules.
Tom Lamb - Trappers Festival