My father was born during the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918. Just over one hundred years later, my granddaughter will be born during the COVID-19 pandemic. This reflection sent me to look through the Boston Herald of 1918 to see how things looked for Emilie Loring during the crisis. Quarantine and self-quarantine are all over … More QUARANTINE

When World War I Was Too Close to Bear

World War I ended one hundred years ago. Over fifteen million soldiers and civilians were killed, countries laid waste, survivors left with permanent scars. The flu epidemic killed fifty million more, over six hundred thousand in the United States alone. These happened long ago, but they were current events for Emilie Loring. Emilie sent two sons … More When World War I Was Too Close to Bear