Small Town Adirondack Life Captured on Camera
A Collaboration Featuring Photography by Jackie Ely
My SLHS ‘81 Classmate & Friend
Reflecting back now, I suppose it’s just one of the realities of life. Even in the small-town Adirondacks that most of us reside or grew up in, it’s surprisingly easy to live without ever really knowing the majority of our fellow citizens, classmates, or neighbors.
Everyone knows everyone’s first name. We say “Hello”, even wave. But we don’t really get to know each other. Growing up in Saranac Lake was no different.
Our Saranac Lake High School Class of 1981 graduated one hundred and seventy- four students, a HUGE graduating class by Saranac Lake standards. I can honestly say I really knew about ten of them.