The DNW asked readers last week to submit their reasons for living in Delta. We had a couple of residents submit their replies. If you would like to post your reason for living in Delta, please send your reply to firstname.lastname@example.org , subject reading Why I Live in Alaska
Submitted by Kevin Ewing – The best persons to answer this question are the numerous Delta residents that have left the last frontier and moved back to the U.S. (because they hated it here) just to move back after only a couple of years living “outside”. A few years ago I was in Juneau (is that in Alaska?) deer hunting with my brother. We were sitting under a large spruce tree to get out of the freezing rain that had been falling mixed with snow all day. It was mid November and the temperature when I had left Delta was -25, the temperature there was +25 and I was wet and freezing. My brother (who had lived in Fairbanks in the early seventies) turned to me and asked “How can you stand living up there in the cold interior of Alaska?” My answer was to hunker down deeper into my rain coat, pulling the hood farther over my head and mumble “you have been away from god’s country to long!”
Submitted by Neoma Slaton/Delta Junction – I live in Alaska for several reason but the one that means the most is my daughter and her family. Other than that I love this state for the people, wildlife, and its beauty. I moved here two years ago and can’t think of any other place that I would want to live out my life…. God Bless Alaska …..