© Roy Hall
I purchased coal, A Human History, by Barbara Freese, at Angus and Roberrtson for just $6.95. I guess coal is not a subject a lot of people would want to read about. It is a well researched and well-written book.
Barbara Freese was Assistant Attorney General in Minnesota for more than twelve years. She helped to enforce her state's air polution laws.
She refers to London's historic "Black Fog" December 1952. I was in Cyprus at that time but Beverley's mother was in London. A previous bad fog in 1950 I remember well; I was sixty miles from London and it was very bad there. I did not see the sun for four days. The visbility there was at times just a few feet. Each day I looked at it and wondered when it would end.
Dec 5th -9th 1952
Just one of the many reasons why we came to Australia.
[Roy Hall is Beverley Paine's father. The above is an excerpt from one of his letters, reprinted with permission.]
Beverley Paine is a mother of three young adults and a prolific writer of homeschooling articles. More articles and essays can be found in her books, available from the Always Learning Books online bookstore.
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