Dee & Joe Matter Are Back In Aniak!

Dee and Joe arrived in Aniak this afternoon after spending a week in Anchorage – prior to that they’d been in Ohio.  They were in Ohio unexpectedly for over a year because Dee suffered a stroke while there.  But as you can see, she is recovering and both Joe and Dee are extremely glad to be back home.

Dee is the Lifetime Traditional Chief and matriarch of Napaimute – where she grew up.  Joe and Dee have the oldest house on the Kuskokwim in Napaimute, where they’ve spent every summer but this past one.

Here they are upon their return home…you could see it in their eyes and hear in their voices just how happy they were to be back!

Twenty minutes after the plane touched down.

Twenty minutes after the plane touched down.

Joe pushing Dee up the ramp built by Morgan Adkins, Bruce Richardson and numerous high school students.

Joe pushing Dee up the ramp built by Morgan Adkins, Bruce Richardson and numerous high school students.

And on up toward the varanda.

And on up toward the varanda.

Boy, were they tickled to have the best view of the river and the Russian Mountains.

Boy, were they tickled to have the best view of the river and the Russian Mountains.

Darlene enjoying the view with them.

Darlene enjoying the view with them.

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Morgan driving by just as Joe and Dee were getting settled in.

Morgan driving by just as Joe and Dee were getting settled in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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