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Letter to the Editor

 

August 2, 2018



To the Editor:

Thank you for the extra edition (User’s Guide, April 5, 2018). I was thrilled to open up the paper and find a photo of my grandfather, Lew Williams, in front of the small press. You should have seen him set type – upside down and backwards, bottom to top.

And my grandmother, Winnie, set type on the linotype machine. I still have the slug she made me with my name when I was a little girl. Did you know that during the war (WWII), Winnie alone kept the Sentinel going, ensuring it kept the title “longest continuously published paper in Alaska”?

The happiest days of my chi...



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