I've done something special to celebrate her birthday every year since she died, and in honor of her recent birthday, I thought I'd share a few photos of her in her Alaskan surroundings in younger years.
"Fur Rondy" is a winter festival that's been held in Anchorage in February for over eighty years and is full of events from wacky to traditional. (I've personally participated in the Running of the Reindeer, a human race involving loose reindeer bolting down the road between and around runners!) Rondy hosts the ceremonial start of the famous Iditarod dog-sled race.
Thanks for joining me on a peek in the past at my mother's Alaska! :)