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Chapter 155: 2nd Pensacola

September 28, 2015Pensacola, Florida I was anxious driving around Pensacola, on my way to the Hampton Inn to meet my friend Nancy for the first time in person; so much so that I was practicing what I would say to her upon meeting. She and I had a wide-ranging correspondence […]

Chapter 37: Coffee and a Selfie

May 18, 2014, 8:45 a.m.St. John’s Cemetery Pensacola The female GPS voice crisply announces “Destination,” as I pull up slowly along North G Street, in the St. John’s Coalition neighborhood in Pensacola.  I feel my stomach know up with anxiety. It’s not logical; there’s no reason for anxiety, but it […]

Chapter 3: Dissection Homework From the WFGS

Before I contacted the Pensacola Historical Society to find out more about Emmett Wilson, I made copious pots of coffee and immediately dissected the three articles sent to me from Peg Vignolo of the West Florida Genealogical Society. Newspaper articles are rich with information — it’s not only the details IN […]

Death Takes Mrs. Wilson

New-to-me via my monthly check-in with various databases: Verbatim text taken from the Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville, FL), date March 3, 1943: “Death Takes Mrs. Wilson at Mulberry “Friends in Jacksonville and other parts of the State will regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Carrie Bond Wilson, widow of […]