Opening Day in Saranac Lake, NY
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The Mobile East team was welcomed by North Country Public Radio staffers June Peoples, Ellen Rocco, and Sandy Demarest, as well as several curious folks who braved the rain and cold on our opening day. Our first participants were beloved local character, Forrest ‘Dew Drop’ Morgan and his son Dermott, the youngest of eleven. Forrest’s nickname was given to him by a bully in school who called him “fresh as the morning dew.” In his 85 years, Dew was an Olympic bobsled champion, a World War II bombardier shot down from his plane and held captive by the Russians, and has opened several restaurant businesses in Saranac Lake including the Dew Drop Inn and Morgan’s 11. Long after he left the Booth, stories about Dew kept flowing from the people we’d meet!