Roaming these halls often sparks the question – what might have been. What stories might they have heard? Who’s laughter have they caught? Or tears they’ve hidden. Who’s secrets do they keep? Standing in a Storied Castle, it’s hard to ignore the echo of curiosity – and the stories seem as mysterious as they are countless. But sometimes. Just sometimes. We get the privilege of hearing one of those stories. And in that moment – the halls let out a brief sigh of relief. As if to feel an ease that the rightful owner has shared their story and that they have one less secret to keep.
Well today, Carol Shipley is sharing her story – of her days as a Chambermaid at the Fairmont Banff Springs, circa 1950. So grab a warm cup of joe…this is a story you’ll want to curl up to.
It’s ok halls – go ahead and take that sigh of relief.
Oh Carol. Thank you for letting us into your story. It’s stories like yours that bring Canada’s Castle to life.