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My grandfather (Harvard Medical School class of 1904) was a doctor in 1918.
My mother remembers hearing Dr. Frank Easton of Craftsbury Common, Vermont, tell of having so many patients to treat that if there wasn’t smoke coming from the chimney, he knew it was too late and drove on to the next house. He and his son had driven by one such place when his son saw a face in the window. They went back and found a little girl sitting in the sunshine, trying to stay warm in a cold house. Her parents and brother were dead. She was one of the many orphans the flu epidemic created.
Here’s the family almost 20 years later in 1937. The son was Dan and my father is holding his son. My relative Nancy Easton, who was married to his son, sent me this photograph. She found out about my book GPS Declassified and contacted me.
Hitchcock filmed part of the The Trouble With Harry in Craftsbury Common. A storm blew down all of the fall foliage and he filmed the rest of it in California.