Grandma Josephine: Upper Hood River Valley and Days Gone By


by Heather Bradrick

  • Size: 8 x 10 fully illustrated
  • No. Pages: 116
  • Published: 2012
  • ISBN: 978-1-935914-21-1
SKU: PB1228 Categories: , ,


In 1905, there was more to Oregon dairy farming than milking cows. Life was slower paced, but never dull as mischievous ten-year-old Josephine gets talked into a logrolling contest on Hood River by her brothers. She is introduced to Native Americans and comes face to face with a mountain lion!

Author Heather Bradrick dedicated three years to crafting the stories and bringing them to light, with the addition of extraordinarily rich illustrations.

Heather is available for presentations and book signings by contacting her at 831-332-3835 and


Local author Heather Bradrick says, “When I was a pre-teen, my grandma would entertain me with stories from her childhood in the early 1900’s. She lived in Mount Hood, Oregon, back then, a rugged countryside of early settlers.”

In 2008, Heather joined the local Toastmasters International in Scotts Valley, California. She gave a speech relating one of her grandmother’s stories. The club members’ collective response was, “You should write a book!” Heather commented, “I was amused. I had gone there to speak, but was told to write! Yet, I was inclined to agree with them. As I was writing the speech, I had the thought, ‘When I leave this life, the joy and inspiration of these stories will be lost.’ So, I wrote this book.”