Author Link Kaiser describes riding freight trains to leave Wyoming to start a new life in Kirkland--a place he had been told was paradise.
Long-time Kirkland resident and author, Link Kaiser, shares his hardship stories about growing up on a homestead in Sundance, Wyoming with seven brothers and sisters in the book, What Became of the Sundance Kids. The title refers to his two brothers closest to him and their combined efforts to escape poverty through perseverance and education. To commemorate the author's 95th birthday in January, every book purchased this year will be signed by the author with a personal inscription.
"I wrote this book because it's a timeless story about overcoming hardship that's just as relevant today as it was when I lived it almost 100 years ago," explains Kaiser. "Keep in mind, when I was growing up, we didn't have a TV, running water or a car. So much has changed since then and yet the struggles of enduring poverty haven't really changed very much."
Does Kirkland still meet his expectations of paradise he heard while growing up? "When I was in the Navy, I lived in different cities across the country. Kirkland is still my first choice and I'm very happy living here with my wife Virginia in the house I built on Rose Hill in 1961."
Books are available for purchase directly from the author by visiting www.tinyurl.com/c39hmd7