Tag Archives: 1918 Flu

Wanderings – and Wonderings

In case you were wondering, I have decided to go over places I wandered about as a youngster, many years ago now. Some of the places and things I remember are only in my memories now, but oh, those were … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Naughty Ladies

I am about to embark on a series of short tales, mainly obituary type articles that ran in the newspaper at the time of the occurrence, and I will try to add dates as I am able. The series will … Continue reading

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My Uncle Was a Bootlegger…Jacksonville 1923

So the story goes, my maternal grandmother had a very tragic early life. She was 9 years old when her mother and a brother died in the 1918 Flu epidemic. John Miller Dugard had six children without a mother, and … Continue reading

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family legends part 2

As I left you at the last post, I had mentioned the devastation of the 1918 Flu epidemic bringing to life the legend of the Dead Wagon.  Kentucky passed a state law prohibiting public funerals, and schools closed during the outbreak.  … Continue reading

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family legends

The most well known legends in the world today started as a family story to pass the time, around the fire, back when there was no radio and television.  Almost all legends have some basis in fact, though many are … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Memoir

On Mother’s Day, every year, I enjoy having my mother with me one more year.  We should never take this for granted… My grandmother lived to be 91 years old.  We were blessed to have her so many years.  She … Continue reading

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