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Emmett’s Pensacola

Readers, now that I’m back from the research trip to Pensacola, I can catch up on what I saw. I was pleasantly surprised to see that many of the buildings where Emmett lived and worked still exist, and are in good repair. This photo (right) of downtown Pensacola from 1910 […]

Back to Washington

I’m headed out this morning for the trip back to Washington. There is a lot of new and interesting info to share about my look into Emmett’s world as it was. It has been a great trip. I should be back for another update tomorrow.  

Temporary Roadblock

About two weeks before I made the trip to Pensacola, there was a hurricane-strength storm that blew through and created all kinds of damage. Buildings were flooded and roads were washed out. There are still a number of repairs going on around the city. There is a lot of storm-related […]

Heading Out

The Emmett Wilson Odyssey (in my Honda Odyssey) begins tomorrow morning. I’ve driven in that car with my family across the United States four times; so, this jaunt down the East Coast seems like a wimpy road trip in comparison. My friends, the true test of resilience (or, a marriage) […]

The Research Trip

Friends, I’m packing for the trip to Pensacola this weekend to walk the paths that Emmett trod! This trip has been a long time in planning. I’m so thrilled that it is almost here! Of course, those paths may be four-lane highways today, but still. The notion that I get […]

The second opinion

Friends, in research, success often depends on what you do when you are told that a resource needed for critical information doesn’t exist. Many will simply take that as the final answer, and either rework the thesis (which isn’t always bad), or ditch the project (which can be tragic). Very […]