The Coupland Civic Organization held its official annual meeting on January 30, in the St. Peter’s Church fellowship hall. President Barbara Piper reviewed the past year’s activities and introduced folklorist Jim Garry, who told entertaining, historic stories about the Coupland area.
Although Jim is from our area, he spends much of the year in Wyoming, where he teaches classes and guides wildlife trips for various organizations, including the Yellowstone Institute and the Smithsonian Institution. He has written two books on Western lore, The First Liar Never Has a Chance and This Ol’ Drought Ain’t Broke Us Yet. His third book, describing the armaments of the Lewis and Clark expedition, is due out later this year.