Written on February 17, 2012 at 8:29 am, by Scott
FRANKIE TACKER and JON LIND 1971
In the summer of 1971 Frankie and Jon wandered into the spacious fireplace room of the Lodge. They were hitchhiking up from California and were waiting for the man giving them a ride to fill up with gas at the Strathcona pumps. It took a while in those days, so Jon sat down to play the piano and sing. Jim happened to hear him and was impressed. Jim talked Jon, a Mannes College of Music graduate, into staying, telling him that he could entertain the Lodge guests. He had to find a job for Frankie too.