The Day Trees Bent to the Ground

The Day Trees Bent to the Ground

Subtitle : Stories from the '64 Alaska Earthquake
Author : Janet Boylan
ISBN No. : 9781594330216


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Book : The Day Trees Bent to the Ground

ISBN Number : 9781594330216
Book Name : The Day Trees Bent to the Ground (Stories from the '64 Alaska Earthquake)

All author proceeds from the sale of The Day Trees Bent to the Ground go to support the Anchorage Senior Center. The Day Trees Bent to the Ground is 150 first person stories from people who survived The Great Alaska Earthquake. Quotes from the Book: My hands that were still holding my twofer scotch-and-waters. My hands that had taken the glasses under the table, out from under the table, all around the block, into the car and now, as I watched, began shaking so hard they dropped both drinks in my lap. Jean Paal I came to your house to tell your wife she was a widow. Tom Marshall Believe me when I say I am not ready for a re-run of that quake. Arliss Sturgelewski Bill and June wrapped their arms around each other as they were thrown to the floor and were rocketed back and forth and up and down the hall like a human bowling ball. Esther Wunnicke ..could find no information about the whereabouts of Mildred, Sally and my children. When I returned to the hospital to tell John that I had lost the kids…. Elizabeth Tower Mom had made up her mind that the safest place for baby Becky was to throw her on a pile of snow…. Jackie Young Mr. Swensen, you go to hell! Vera Stribling

Author : Janet Boylan

Janet was raised in southern Oregon, where she went through school. She graduated from Southern Oregon College with a degree in teaching. After working in Oregon for six years she moved to Alaska, where she taught at Campbell Elementary and Clark Junior High School, retiring in 1996, when her youngest son finished high school.She started going to the Anchorage Senior Center in 1996 mostly to play bridge. She hadn't played tennis since high school, but found that was something she also enjoyed doing with other seniors. She gradually became interested in helping on the Board of Directors and found that it was essential to raise money for operations for the Center. She first got interested in getting family stories on paper, and then branched out to include her classes, and getting them to write their own stories. When the Center found itself very short on funds, she decided to do a book on the Alaska Earthquake of 1964, The Day the Trees Bent to the Ground, which was published in 2004 and is now in a third printing. When not compiling stories she and her husband, Don, have a cabin near Gate Creek, and they enjoy the winter sports offered in the area. If you are going to live in Alaska you have to get out in the winter," she says. Other snowbirds leave in the winter, she leaves in the summer, if at all.

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