Oh, Brother, Where Art Thou?...

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Dr. Don Newbury

The Idle American

Even novices in US History know that discovery of our part of the world was made by Christopher Columbus in 1492.

On a far more personal note, Beverly Hindman—an 82-year-old widow in Burleson, TX—has collected important “puzzle pieces” this year to greatly clarify her family history. Now, 527 years after Columbus landed, she’s made a discovery of her own. After thorough research, she has learned of an older brother, and several other new relatives. Her pilgrimage is at once heartwarming and inspiring. She and her 90-year-old brother, George Shepard, embraced for the first time ever when Bev and daughter Ruthie deplaned in Chicago last August for a week-long visit.

Retired owner of a highly successful Chevrolet dealership, he was an immediate participant in a REUNION worthy of capital letters! They shared enough family history to “tide them over” until they meet again early in 2020 at his winter home in Florida. That’s where he and wife Lorraine, 87, spend winters….


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