Carol Gertrude Park Brooks (1918-2017) was known simply as “Gertie” to everyone. Only one name was necessary to identify her. For decades she wrote a column – “Memory Maple Meanderin’s” (from the farm) and “Country Cousin” (in town) – first for the Almont Times-Herald and then the Tri-City Times. Her stories of life in and around Almont contain a wealth of historical information about our community in the Twentieth Century.
In 1995, Gertie wrote the fifth book in this series – “The history of Almont’s Homecoming”.
She and classmate Margaret Farley were Grand Marshalls for the 2000 Homecoming celebration.