Alaska Men

Young woman looks out of train window at wilderness
Handwritten page of a diary dated September 29, 1987

it scares the peewaden out of me and I’d like for someone tell me, what is it about Ramona that gives her the gift of talking anyone into doing anything? Especially me!

She sits here on this train and never ONCE does she give a worry about whether we can make it on our own in Alaska. She says it is an utter travesty that two girls like us didn’t have boyfriends and she hatched up this plan after someone told her about this new magazine called Alaska Men. She says they have an overabundance of men there who are dying to get their eyes on a decent girl. She says when we arrive, all we have to do is line them up and point to one and say, “I’d like to try that one out.”

I’m the one asking her how we’ll afford a place to live with our meager funds. She says our money won’t have to last very long. She thinks we can get any old boring job because we only have to work until we find a man with a big, cozy log cabin for us to lounge around all day while he goes to his job laying pipeline, or hunting moose, or something. Hey believe it, I’m all for a cozy cottage with a rugged guy, but what happened to women’s lib? Didn’t Ramona get that memo?

Oh great, now she just took off her Walkman headphones and told me she’s going to start by giving her attention to the guys that look most like Jon Bon Jovi.  And she said that with a totally straight face!


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