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19th century ‘drag race’ goes awry

Newspaper research is delightful. Even if I don’t find information about my family when searching newspapers, I always come across stories that remind me how life in the 21st century has a lot in common with life in previous centuries.     Below is an article about a ‘drag race’ that took place 19 July […]

Thunderstorms with Gladys

We had fierce thunderstorms here yesterday evening. Lots of wind and thunder and lightning. Storms like these always remind me of my mom, Gladys MARTIN HEISER (1921-1999).   Storm sitting with Mom My mom was terrified of thunderstorms. When my sister, Joyce, and I were growing up, at the first sign of a thunderstorm, Mom […]

The chaos of Hurricane Camille

As Hurricane Harvey bears down in Texas, I thought I would share about Hurricane Camille. This blog post originally appeared here on 21 August 2014. Have been trying to find time to write you about the hurricane, but it’s hard to stop long enough. It has really been two weeks of nightmare. That’s how a […]

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