Doris Chapin Bailey was born and grew up in southern Idaho where outdoor activity was an important part of her life. When she married Roy in 1973, they had discovered they had a great deal in common: a love of life and the outdoors; a fondness for the quiet and beauty of nature; and a need for a close companionship.
Over the years, as she slowly learned the details of Roy's childhood, she felt a strong compulsion to put those stories to paper. This small book is the result of that compulsion. She hopes it adds to the history of the many Tlingits of her husband's generation who were taken from their culture and suffered the loss of belonging that was inevitable.
There are many lessons to be learned, ideas to be cultivated and a brighter future to be sought in this writing. Roy and Doris continue to live in Sitka, Alaska, where they enjoy the seasons of life and the magnificent scenery and wildlife that is Southeast Alaska.