Two Old Women: An Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage and Survival

by Velma Wallis | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0060723521 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 2/11/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, March 02, 2013
Illustrations by Jim Grant

Based on an Athabascan legend: during a very hard winter, two old women are abandoned by their tribe. The easiest thing for them to do is die...but they decide to "die trying, not sitting".

Believers in "you're only as old as you feel" would approve of their story.

This is book 16/59 (Alaska) for NancyNova's 2013-2014 US states & territories reading challenge.

Here's another copy on my BookCrossing shelf.

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, May 12, 2013
I had set this book aside for a Native American-themed bookbox but great minds think alike and when I received the box a copy of this book was already in there!

So it will be released at the book festival instead.

Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Hawaii Book & Music Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, May 12, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (5/18/2013 UTC) at Hawaii Book & Music Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

To be released at our third annual pop-up Skygate OBCZ during the 2013 Hawaii Book and Music Festival.

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Won't you please make a journal entry to let the book's previous readers know that it's safely in your hands? How did you find it? What did you think of it? What are you going to do with it next?

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Journal Entry 4 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, May 19, 2013
Reclaimed from the Hawaii Book and Music Festival for Erishkigal.

Journal Entry 5 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Released 6 yrs ago (6/5/2013 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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The two old women are looking for somewhere warmer - they may try the desert for a while.

BookCrossing - making the whole world a library!

Journal Entry 6 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, June 27, 2013
They should definitely warm up where we're heading :-D Though it gets cold at night. We've been warned to bring warm clothes to layer on at night, and plenty of flashlights and lanterns, as there will be NO campfires this year; it's tinderbox dry, with fires in AZ, NM, and UT. The sacred fire will still be going throughout the ceremony, but there are firemen tending it 24/7and it's well out in the open.

Thank you again for your generosity, hyphen8!! I think this is the last of your books now journalled~~if I have missed one, please pm.

Journal Entry 7 by wingerishkigalwing at Salt Lake City, Utah USA on Thursday, June 27, 2013
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I LOVE this book! And am so thrilled to be able to take it down for the give-away!
Had I realized books were going to be asked for, I wouldn't have sent my copy out in the NAbb ;p But I didn't, when I sent the box, the leaders were saying only traditional hand-made items. Thanks for sending this copy for me to take!

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