Letter Regarding the Great Miami Hurricane, 1926

From: N2013-15

Letter Regarding the Great Miami Hurricane, 1926

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and Polk St. (the street Arthur and Winnifred lived on) was a grocery store flat on the ground and a soldier sitting on the ruins on guard. I started to run down that street, every house was wrecked. I couldn’t see their place and the thought of them with the children perhaps under it. Gee it was awful. I rushed across the street to the only house in that vicinity that was standing. A very old lady, on the verge of nervous collapse told me everyone was OK. She was so nervous she couldn’t talk intelligently, just when I started to go her daughter-in-law came in. She said my folks were alright but she didn’t know where they were. I thought Lena was in Montreal, she had gone there with Mrs. Nesbitt. I thought Mrs. Groff didn’t want me to know they were hurt. I couldn’t understand why she didn’t know