Gadfly’s maternal grandfather, George F. Coxe, garage foreman, died in the Spanish Flu pandemic, 1918, age 30, when my mother was five, precipitating a family slide into poverty and alcoholism that lasted decades.
This picture and this document is literally all I know about him. He disappeared from history. Leaving a gap in my DNA. Not even a gravestone to visit.
Has your family “escaped” such outbreaks? Ebola? H1N1? AIDS? Asian Flu? Polio?
What stories do you have to tell?
Would you share?