Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Now This Was Interesting - To Me, At Any Rate
During the Summer, my daughter took a class on the history of California - mainly Southern California, that is. My mother's family has been here a really, really long time. My father's family lived in Wisconsin, where he was first generation American. And both my parents have extremely uncommon (although properly ethnic - Father's Czech, Mother's French) last names. So Amanda knew immediately that she had found something out about my Great Grandfather that we hadn't been told by my mother. Something my mother didn't even know. His death in 1938 (or was it 1932?) was listed as a result of the flooding of the Santa Ana River. We'd heard many stories of the flood, but not this.