July 21, 2015
To my Followers,
This concludes the 2015 real-time version of Tom Thomson: Journal of My Last Spring. This has been my fourth edition.
I want to thank everyone who has followed, or more importantly, believed in me on this adventure. There is no greater motivation for me than followers who have made this story their own story too, and this has truly given me energy to carry on each year.
I also want to thank those who have pointed out errors, asked me questions, or provided me with new information to add to the story. My goal, if all goes well, by 2017, is to have the most accurate and detailed timeline of Tom’s last months on this earth, including the sad and tragic time after his passing. I hope that this story, after 2017, 100 years after Tom’s death, will tweet in perpetuity on an annual cycle for everyone to learn and appreciate a defining moment in our Canadian history.
In the meantime I will return once again in real-time on November 28th, 2015 (99 years on from 1916) with the fifth edition of Tom Thomson: Journal of My Last Spring. Leading up to this date I will be intermittently tweeting, adding journal entries, or doing the occasional haunting.
There exist numerous sad and angry letters regarding Tom’s estate that were exchanged during the late summer and fall of 1917. I plan to post these letters on the dates that they were written. I will also tweet sketches, clues, or anything that is interest about Tom, including anything that you bring to my attention . I remind you that there are still lost clues and sketches out there to be found. The mystery continues and I welcome the continuing conversation.
If you’ve enjoyed Tom Thomson’s Last Spring, I’d love to know. Tweet to me, re-tweet me, favourite me or mention me or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
I can’t predict what will happen next year. Something, to be sure.