Puffs from the Locomotive
July 23, 2020
What does the current COVID-19 Pandemic have in common with the Spanish Flu of 1918 ? ? ?
Other than the obvious illness and death common to all a person has to get down to a personal level. To me that involves family.
One hundred and two years ago my uncle (John Brockman) died during the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 at the age of almost 21 years. This past week my brother Marion died during the COVID-19 flu epidemic of 2020 at the age of 88.
Attendance at the John Brockman funeral was three. St. Stephen parish priest, Father Hahn, Sacred Heart parish priest, Msgr. Becker and John’s f...