Daily Archives: April 18, 2006

The San Francisco Earthquake

100 years ago today.

My family had relatives visiting in San Francisco that day. The story in the family is that they were okay, they didn’t even get hurt. They found a napkin from a hotel, wrote a letter on it to the family in Iowa, addressed it and put it in a mail box. The post office delivered the napkin even though it had no postage on it.