My grandfather, Harper S. Wooddell was a very good story teller. He lived an interesting life, and enjoyed talking about his life growing up on the top of Allegheny Mountain, in Pocahontas County, West Virginia. He was born in a log cabin that was built by his father around 1870. One of 13 children, Harper moved off the mountain as a young man and went to work for the B&O Railroad as a railroad policeman. He retired decades later as a lieutenant of detectives in the Clarksburg office. Harper was also a great deer hunter. His stories of hunting are amusing, and insightful.
My recently published book, Here’s Another Story is an edited collection of Harper’s stories, with a few from my grandmother, Ruby. It’s an enjoyable read, and contains many family photos, as well as scenic images of the old Wooddell Farm on the mountain.
If you like stories, then Here’s Another Story is a good book for you.