Great Philosophy

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go..."-Dr. Seuss

Friday, October 12, 2012

An American Holocaust: The Story of Lataine's Ring by Kerry L Barger


This is a very tragic event that took place in New London, Texas on March 18, 1937. A school with many students, parents, teachers and administrators blew up from a natural gas leak and took the lives of over 300 people. It was a time in Texas when oil was huge and that included natural gas in the drilling.

The story of Lataine and her beautiful gold ring are just a part of this novel. There was such a loss of lives, especially young children's lives, that having this one part to refer to, makes the history so much more compelling. 

The author is a descendant of Lataine's and felt the need to remind people about the worries of things even in these times and to cherish everyone that you can.

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