Cozy Corner Books and Coffee.
While I was there, I found a book by one of my Bellingham blogging friends, JoAnn Dunlap Bayne.
She writes two blogs, one called Are We Walking to Alaska? promoting her book. The other is called Scene Through My Eyes about more general topics of interest.
Are We Walking to Alaska? is JoAnn's memoir that follows her early years from living in California through the family's move to far off Alaska.
|Sitka marina with fishing boats during our 1994 visit.|
Life was hard for everyone, but JoAnn never complained. JoAnn and her older brother Jimmy and younger brother Jeff learned to play together, support each other and enjoy their new homes. They made up games and had lots of chores.
|Landing our airplane 997 at Sitka Airport.|
JoAnn was a quiet and respectful girl. Her parents were loving but strict. I got the impression one of the hardest things was not being allowed to read at home except for school books.
In town, JoAnn enjoyed exploring and learning about all the things an eight year old hadn't yet experienced.
|Sitka National Historical Park and totem poles in 1994.|
I don't want to give away too much of the story. Are We Walking to Alaska? is a wonderful memoir and a family treasure. I wish I had something like this for my family's history. I especially enjoyed reading the "About the Author" messages written by her three children. You can purchase the book on Amazon in both print and e-book formats. Or you can stop by Cozy Corner Books and Coffee and see if you can find a copy of your own. -- Margy