This is an amazing paperback, only 147 pages but rife with history and photos of the family. It had been published only in 2012 and illustrated by a grandson, Shannon Van Bibber. The grandchildren persuaded JJ to write down all the stories he had shared with them about his life in the 1920's growing up in Mica Creek, the 1940's with his marriage to Clara, the 1970's when he surveyed for the government. These native peoples lived through and survived in a country known for wilderness. The women were as hearty as the men to survive. Each tale has it's own mystique and sense of wonder.
|Me standing behind Pat Van Bibber|