Celebrating ‘Living High’

Submitted by Skye Burn.

The remarkable story of June and Farrar Burn and their trust in life and their courage to be unconventional offer inspiration and a compass for today’s world.

The new 7th edition of “Living High,” June Burn’s unconventional autobiography, is available in local bookstores. First published in 1941, it has remained in print for decades. The new edition includes previously unseen photographs and an expanded epilogue by Skye Burn, June and Farrar’s granddaughter. “Living High” is a story of the Burns, who were 20th-century pioneers. Through the years they had some high and glorious adventures, which included homesteading a gumdrop in the San Juan Islands of the Pacific Northwest, teaching Eskimos near Siberia and exploring the United States by donkey cart with a baby aboard.

Events have been scheduled to celebrate the new edition. The program will include readings, photographs, original recordings of Farrar’s songs and more.

June 11, 2 p.m. Orcas Island Library: Hosted by the Orcas Island Historical Museum, Darvill’s Book Store, and Orcas Island Library.

June 18, 3 p.m. Port Stanley Schoolhouse, Lopez Island: Hosted by the Lopez Island Historical Society.

July 19, 7 p.m. San Juan Island Library.

July 29, 2 p.m. Shaw Island Community Building: Hosted by the Shaw Island Historical Society.