Our February Meeting

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Our next meeting is Sunday, February 21. Our speaker will be Mary Anne Vincent; her presentation is entitled I Don’t Remember Her Alive But I Remember Her Dead. The Zoom session will begin at 12:30 for social time, and Mary Anne’s presentation will begin at 1:00.

About the Presentation

“There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars always take people by surprise.” (Albert Camus, The Plague, 1947)

In the past hundred years there have been quite a number of epidemics and pandemics: flu, polio, Legionnaires, AIDS, Ebola, and Zika among them. But the worst was the flu pandemic of 1918 which killed more people than World War I. We will look at its history in the United States and the world, as well as its impact on our society.

About Mary Anne Vincent

For most of her adult life Mary Anne Vincent has been an educator in a variety of settings: public and parochial schools, incarcerated youth, charter school students and students who are home schooled.

Mary Anne has served on the Board of Directors for the Corona Genealogical Society and the California State Genealogical Alliance. She is also the proofreader for newsletters of the Corona society and the Delaware Genealogical Society. In the past few years, using a self- publishing company, she has published three family histories on her father’s side, one on her mother’s side, and a volume of transcribed letters her maternal grandfather received during his time in the Spanish-American War. An anthology of works by and about her great-great grandfather Francis Vincent will be published in late February.