Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dad's House in the 1937 Flood

2424 Eastern Ave. (now Riverside) from the 1937 Flood
Yesterday, Bryan Phillips, owner of the East End facebook page, texted me that there was a video on you tube that had a picture of my Dad's house 2 minutes and 30 seconds in.  I couldn't wait to check it out.

Brian Gordon posted this video on facebook in April, 2010. Here is how he described it.

I contacted Brian Gordon for permission to embed the video and a "snip" of Dad's house on this blog. He graciously agreed. Although we have a picture of Dad's house in the flood, I don't think it does justice to just how bad the flood was for the Jones family. I'm also grateful for Brian Gordon's description of everything on this video.

I guess it gives a whole new meaning to "A River Runs Through Us."

1 comment:

  1. The old movie of the flood of 1937, was heart breaking. I heard about it, but was not born at the time. Uncle Fred and Aunt Norrine'e home must of been a disaster. Love reading your blogs.