Dad knew right away it was a gold claim, and that there is just no reasoning with gold miners, who have to be some of the most paranoid people in the world (and in Alaska, that’s saying something). He said later it was the fastest piss he ever took. And you thought claim jumping was something that went out with the Gold Rush.
About the Dedication
the perfect niece
Sarah’s daughter, Kathy’s niece, I’ve known her since her mother brought her home and let me hold her for the first time. We took to each other instantly. One of the sweetest compliments I’ve ever had was when she told her mom, “I want to be like Auntie Dana.”