Darlene and Galen Kittleson’s graduation pictures (taken in 1943 and 1942), along with the cover of Gail Kittleson’s most recent book, which is dedicated to Darlene and Galen.  Submitted photos.

How a local Author found inspiration close to home

The mid-afternoon sun blazed through the south window of Gail Kittleson’s dining room. Outside, the leaf-less trees of early spring did nothing to arrest the warm glow of sunlight that danced across the floor.

Several history books lay strewn across the table, all stuffed with bookmarks indicating the spot of some historical thread the author had woven into one of her stories.

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