May 21, 2020
Fifty years ago this week I was preparing to observe my first Memorial Day as editor of The Superior Express.
For this 24 year-old “youngster” I expected the day would be different for in my life Memorial Days had long been different but I never dreamt how different it would be.
In other years I had gone with my grandparents to decorate graves. The Blauvelt side of the family had graves in the Hardy and Superior cemeteries and the Wrench side had graves in Mitchell County. In preparation for the annual pilgrimages to the cemeteries, my grandmothers assembled bouquets featuring peony...