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June 21, 2011 6:06 PM   Subscribe

Violet Mary Howard survived the Napier earthquake, and lived in Taradale her whole life. The best yet in Toby Morris' 200 people I used to know.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen (8 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I love this.
posted by futureisunwritten at 7:02 PM on June 21, 2011

I especially like the maps of the yard and town. I would very much like one of my Grandparent's place. It's a map of childhood memories.

(every now and them, I'll screengrab childhood haunts on google maps, to store for the day when I have time to make a map, but sometimes I'm too late and areas are developed and gone. Get your screengrabs while you still can - the aerial photography does get updated from time to time)
posted by -harlequin- at 7:55 PM on June 21, 2011

Oh this is wonderful for a homesick Wellingtonian - I am reading these and playing "People I Know" - it's like virtually sitting by the Bucket Fountain on a Saturday Afternoon.
posted by Catch at 9:37 PM on June 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

Great link. I remember really enjoying Toby Morris' The Droid You're Looking For run in Salient.
posted by WhackyparseThis at 11:00 PM on June 21, 2011

Reads --> Enjoys --> Looks up others in series --> Instantly discovers #83: someone I, too, used to know. Wellington is a ridiculously small place. God I miss it.
posted by Sonny Jim at 1:19 AM on June 22, 2011

Excellent stuff.
Don't often see Hawke's Bay on the blue - my mum lives in Napier!
posted by numberstation at 1:27 AM on June 22, 2011

I used know #35, small world town.
posted by L.P. Hatecraft at 1:46 AM on June 22, 2011

It's kind of (well, completey) off topic, but if you want to shake or reinforce your views on euthanasia, please read about the Napier earthquake.
posted by hat_eater at 1:50 AM on June 23, 2011

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