July 24, 2013
KATHERINE ARBON displays pages from “Guarding Camp, Finding Home,” a children’s book based on letters from her great-great-grandfather, Charles Watson, to his wife, Libbie, during the Civil War. Photos of Arbon’s children in period costumes illustrate the work. Jade McDowell photo
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Katherine Arbon’s ancestors are the basis of a book that shows the human side of war
Writing a book is always a labor of love, but for Katherine Arbon of The Dalles, writing the children’s book “Guarding Camp, Finding Home” was especially personal.