The authors grew up in Western Washington's Wynooche Valley and through anecdotes and stories bring the Olympic Peninsula of the 1950's and 60's vividly to life. Written with zest and humor, the memoirs in Skunk Cabbage and Chittum Bark create a portrait of resilience, hard work, and numerous brushes with fate and provide a glimpse into life in the rural backwoods of their youth. The unique lifestyle they lived is unlikely to be repeated in modern America, and both authors have come to the realization that they were, and shall always remain, proud Sons of the Wynooche. "Darrel and Bob bring the Olympic Peninsula of the 1950's and 60's to life in the way I remember. I'm certain that if they had grown up in a Native American tribe, Bob would have been the Wise Man and Darrel the Story Teller. Every village needs both." -Tom Reeves
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What a fun read! Once I started I could not put it down. Anyone who grew up in the 50s or 60s or who wants to know what it was like to live in a simplier time will love this book. These two guys really captured the feel of the times and some of their stories will crack a smile on the face of the toughest critic. I loved the story about the cow manure facial. It was hilarious but would probably be considered "child abuse" in this day and age. Great memoirs that will pull you back to your own childhood.