Double Rainbow Family


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Even an ordinary life can be epic as shown in Jane Herstine Friesen’s autobiography DOUBLE-RAINBOW FAMILY. Jane was born into a poor family in Pennsylvania in 1935. Her father, Ralph, weathered the Depression working at a bakery shop. After her mother’s tragic death, a domineering stepmother entered Jane’s life. She vacillated between hate and love for Jean, her new mother. A surprise opportunity led her to a new life of challenge and planting seeds of reconciliation with her stepmother. Jane met and married Jake Friesen, from a radically different Canadian Mennonite family. Together the couple served in the South during the Civil Rights movement of the sixties, after which Jake began an exciting career in aviation. When the family settled into life in a Mid-western town, Jane found a new vocation. The story sparkles with her children’s eventful, often painful, growing up years. Jake’s jobs moved the family to exotic places, and he flew many famous people, including Ronald Reagan, Frank Sinatra, and Michael Jordan. Jane’s tribute to her father changed his life dramatically in his last months. Though thousands of miles from their families, Jane kept in touch with them and developed an unexpected and heartwarming relationship with her father-in-law. This fascinating tale recounts reconciliation, reunions and excursions, and Jane solves mysteries as she uncovers family histories.

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