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SUNDAY March 17, 2024

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

Eckhart Tolle

Every year when the anniversary of America’s deadliest school disaster comes around on March 18 I dive in to read about it again and hold each of the children and others who lost their lives in remembrance. I check in to see how the museum is doing that is open weekdays to educate visitors and residents alike on the event that killed about 300 students and teachers in a natural gas explosion in 1937 in New London, Texas.

I give thanks that one good thing came out of that disaster, that being that thiol, an odorous sulfur compound, was added to natural gas within weeks of the explosion so leaks are quickly detectable, likely saving many lives since then.

That odor probably saved my own family one winter night when my siblings and I were children. We had gas heaters. After we four kids were snuggled into bed the fire in the main heater somehow got blown out. Hours later the house was filled with gas and we were sleeping through it and getting sick. Because of the odor, it woke my dad and he got us all out of the house and everyone was okay.

Read our New London article below and visit nlsd.net to watch a video and learn more.

We officially enter the spring season this week and there’s plenty more to be grateful for in the stories here in this issue and in the County Line eMagazine. — P.A. Geddie

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Walk This Way is a unique exhibition taking place through July 14 at the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. From silk boudoir shoes created for the 1867 Paris Exposition to leather spectator pumps signed by the 1941 New York Yankees, Walk this Way features more than 100 striking pairs of shoes. This exhibition presents nearly 200 years of footwear from the collection of iconic shoe designer Stuart Weitzman, and businesswoman and philanthropist Jane Gershon Weitzman. READ MORE
FEATURE

Forest Bathing at the Heard

Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, each Nature Connection Walk at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney is an immersive time spent connecting with nature. Two sessions remain this spring on April 20 and May 18. They include guided activities done while walking, standing, and/or sitting along the trails. Visit HeardMuseum.org for more information.

THIS TIME OF YEAR

Remembering New London School Explosion

The New London School explosion occurred on March 18, 1937, when a natural gas leak caused an explosion, destroying the London School of New London, Texas, a community in Rusk County previously known as “London.” The disaster killed more than 295 students and teachers, making it the deadliest school disaster in American history. READ MORE

FOOD & DRINK

Three Quick Meals

Lauren Wacaser shares three ideas for quick and delicious healthy bowl meals. READ MORE

ARTS & CULTURE

Experience Music for Love of Nature and Unity

This afternoon hear music by Antonio Vivaldi and Peteris Vasks presenting “Love of Nature and Unity” at Mount Vernon Music, 400 Leftwich Street, Mount Vernon, Texas. A second presentation takes place in Dallas tomorrow. Learn more about this extraordinary nonprofit organization at MountVernonMusic.org.

WHAT ELSE WE’RE READING

• Ordinary Elephant Releases New Self-Titled Album

• Building Stability Through Resident-Owned Mobile Home Parks

• ‘Brain Gain’ in Rural America

• Eclipse Over the Upper East Side of Texas Updates

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