Karin and Brigitte Schmid in front of Konrad's portrait, at Pat & Baiba's house in Wilmer, BC

Family of Kain visits from Austria

For three fun-filled days in early June, Karin and Brigitte Schmid, and their friend Ulli Kuenzle came from Austria to seek out people from the Conrad Kain Centennial Society, and others, who knew something about their great, great uncle.

Members of the Society escorted them around the upper Columbia valley, and sent them off to Mt Robson and the Whyte Museum in Banff where they were able to read some of Conrad's archived letters.

It was a treat to have them in our midst, and through their lineage, bask in the glow of the same bright flame that J. Monroe Thorington treasured when he wrote about his dear friend Conrad.