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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Disappearance of the Marie

Tuesday's Grand Connection Thought
by Mary May Larmoyeux

Sammy Tippit says in his wonderful book Praying for Your Family: "Each of us has a history —a story that joins the providence of God with the personal decisions we make daily. The history creates a personal legacy to be left with our children and grandchildren. The heritage of our families becomes the history of our nation."

The older I get the more I realize that life truly is short. I want to document our family's history for our grands and tell them about their heritage.

A friend of mine, Teresa Newton-Terres, never knew her father. He disappeared at sea when she was a very young child. Yet, she has been on a life-long quest to capture his story. She recently produced a short video documentary about the 1960 disappearance of the vessel Marie and its seven crewmen. One of them was Teresa's father.

I enjoyed watching Teresa's documentary and learned a lot about not only her father, but also the Cold War. Here's the link to it:  Marie Remembered.

"We begin to forge the future," Tippit says, "by learning from the past.

He is able,

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