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Remembering Hazel & Ed Paperback – May 25, 2010
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You respond by saying ... what?
"Let go of my elbow, you lunatic! Have you lost your mind?"
New scenario: I am holding a book in my hand. It is called "Remembering Hazel & Ed," and it was written by Edna Lockwood, the aforementioned octogenarian. I am not Edna's daughter, publicist, next-door neighbor, or friend, and I am telling you: This is a damn good book! Buy it! Read it! Give it as a gift to your parents, your children, your siblings, your friends.
It is memoir about Edna's parents, Hazel and Ed Angle, and it is part adventure story, part disaster movie (how many fires can one family endure?), part psychological study, and part paean to the human sprit. Specifically, to Edna's mother's indomitable spirit.
Clearly, Hazel is Edna's hero. After we finish the last page of the book, she is our hero, too.
I could tell you that the book starts out in a thrillingly terrifying way with a devastating fire in which Hazel's four-year-old grandchild dies after being enveloped in flames. Or how, after an explosion involving an acetylene torch, Hazel's son-in-law dies in a fire, too. Or the third fire that burns their life savings and everything that they owned. Or even the fourth fire that started in a baby chick incubator in which their entire house was "pretty much consumed.Read more ›