Patron Stories

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We live in a remote, unnamed bay on the northeast side of Prince of Wales Island. We are in our second year of starting an oyster farm. We are also permitted for little neck clams, scallops and also experimental suspension of geoducks. We have to travel 15 miles by open skiff to El Capitan where we dock the boat and transfer to our truck. We then have ten miles of logging road to travel before reaching Whale Pass where we get our mail. It is delivered once a week by plane - weather permitting. It's always an adventure to get mail and we look forward to getting library books, magazines, and paperbacks.

We have an extensive video collection but both my husband and I are avid readers. I'm also an artist and Mail Services has been great about sending me books I have requested on various subjects - masks, collage, paper making, gardening, how to books and jewelry. Opening the book bags is like opening Christmas presents. We never know what's going to be inside and we're always thrilled especially when we get books by our favorite authors - Dana Stabenow, J. A. Jance, Tom Clancy, John Grisham, Sue Henry, and John Straley.

We appreciate all the time and effort the Mail Services staff puts into keeping us happy. With all the wildlife we see on our excursions to the post office I feel I should be writing books! I may have to request a book on creative writing! Thanks again.

Submitted by Cathy Klinkert



Years ago the book boxes were delivered by passing tugs or weekly mail boats to Port Protection, my old home. The books came in two wooden boxes we placed on top of each other like bookshelves in the store for the community. READING is the best past time IF YOU FIND TIME in the country! Receiving book boxes today is great because of the large selection.

My favorite books are:
CRADLE OF THE DEEP by Joan Lowell
HALIBUT SCHOONER by Ellsworth
BUSH RAT GOVERNOR by Jay Hammond
WINTER DANCE by Gary Paulsen

Wayne Short - Frank Caldwell - Monte Hawthorne. I like them all. It seems the books about Alaska old days, old times, old people are the most interesting to me. THANKS FOR THE GOOD SERVICE.

Submitted by Marian Glenz, Meyers Chuck, AK


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