Saturday, June 12, 2010

June 10, 2010

Talking with Long Time Alaskans

A friend of ours, when she heard we were going to Alaska and to Eagle River, told us we had to look up her mother’s cousin.  She had spent many years in Alaska starting with a number of years in Barrow living with the Native Alaskans.  She has lived in Alaska for forty years.  Her husband for thirty.  This morning we spent two hours visiting with them, most of that time listening to them tell wonderful stories about their years of experiences.  Thanks Barbie!  This was definitely a highlight of our trip.

 DSC04085 Sue and Pete in Betty's Parkees.  Wolf fur

They insisted we try on their parkas. Very comfortable. The pocket style on the right is the more traditional, Russian influence. Hoods are lined with wolf fur.  Note paws on man’s parka.


About noon we bid farewell  to our friends who had hosted us so graciously and resumed our journey south.

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