Albert Matson was the nearest neighbor to my grandmother on our property. He had bought that piece of land from her years before. He had a rather big garden and was located right across Norieka Road from Lost Lake. I got to know he and his wife from my frequent trips up to Big Bass Lake with the boys club.

One year the kids and I helped him put in his pier in early June. The lake was really cold at that time and awful mucky but the job got done.

I’m not sure who owns that cottage now as I know Albert died at his cottage several years ago. I’m not sure where his wife Helen is presently. He was always a great guy with a big smile. This is a picture that was taken by John Ennenga.