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Chapter 52: Walter Steps In

October 23, 2018 The University of Maryland, McKeldin Library College Park, MD [Reposted from here.] We all have that one friend who we know we can turn to, no matter what, no matter the time of day. The friend who knows us better than our spouses (sometimes). The friend who […]

that which is most familiar

“We seek out what is familiar and comfortable emotionally, even though what is familiar and comfortable may not be healthy.” — Carolyn Hax, The Washington Post, June 2018 Everyone does this, alcoholic or not. “Fixing” Emmett’s unhealthy drinking habit would have been possible if he’d had help with a competent […]

Namesake Coincidence?

I often check back on several databases, to keep up with new additions from archives or new-to-me sources that may have been added. This past week, I came across two interesting names in the year 1913: Emmett Wilson Harrison (born January 31, 1913, in Okaloosa County Florida) and Emmett Wilson […]

Emmett’s Will

One hundred years ago today, almost exactly a year to his death, Emmett wrote his will. I have a copy of Emmett’s original will; the document was typewritten by Emmett himself, on old Banking and Currency Committee stationery that he had saved from his tenure as a U.S. Congressman. Emmett […]