04 Jan Return to the Land of the Midnight Sun
Fifty-four years after I traveled with my family to Alaska on the old Alcan highway in the summer of 1959, I returned via an Alaskan cruise with the leadership of Young Living Essential Oils. Unlike our recent cruise, in 1959, we took a month-long trip from Oklahoma to cities like Anchorage, Fairbanks, Palmer, and Seward. While in Anchorage, we toured a small business museum, a taxidermist’s dream. Afterward, there just happened to be a “gift shop” in the back of the museum, A FUR STORE. Of course, my sister Barbara and I asked our dad if he would buy us a fur coat. He also bought my brother, Chris, a pair of Mukluks (fur seal boots). Here’s a picture of Audrey Hopkins, my granddaughter, posing in the same parka that my dad bought for me. She is seven years old. I wore it when I was 12. I still love the parka and all the memories it holds with it.