Family Laundry: “Someone Else’s Story,” by Luanne Castle.

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“This discovery stimulated my imagination about what life was like for Caroline, a young mother whose husband was involved in a catastrophic accident and had to be institutionalized.”

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Someone Else’s Story

All the ways of self-pity were open to her.

Luanne Reveals Her Sources

The Waldeck family portrait.
Caroline and her mother: Caroline is on the left, Wilhelmina in the middle, and another woman on the right.
Registration of Caroline and Fred’s marriage, 1896.
The 1900 census, showing Caroline working as a servant.
The 1910 census.

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