Submitted by The Lopez Island Library
The Lopez Library presents local author and small-business owner MarJoe Davidson as a speaker in the ongoing “Know your Neighbor” library program series. The series is a continuing opportunity for Lopez locals to speak about their publications, profession and/or expertise to the library public. On Thursday, June 6, at 4 p.m. by the library fireside, Davidson will read from her spiritual memoir “Heaven is Our Final Home.” Davidson is known around Lopez as the mohawked co-owner of the Just Heavenly Fudge Factory, or “the Fudge Lady.” Her memoir recalls her earlier life, before moving to Lopez. It is the story of her family, which moved in 1944 from Arkansas to Richland, Washington, where her father took a job at the clandestine nuclear Hanford Manhattan Project. Little did he know how this would affect the health of both him and his family. He and many of the Davidson children died of cancer due to exposure during that time. In 1989, Davidson received the news that her mother was terminally ill with lung cancer and had 12 cancerous tumors in her brain. As her health declined, her four children came together to care for their mother. Davidson’s memoir recounts the family’s spiritually significant experience of being beside their mother during her final days and hours. Both Davidson and her sister Pat will be at the book reading and author talk on Thursday, June 6. For more information about the “Know Your Neighbor Series,” or to propose your own library presentation, please contact Malia Sanford at firstname.lastname@example.org.