My boss called me upstairs last week. She is still processing the Brinsmade collection. She had stumbled across a newspaper clipping stating a photo of Mary Goss had been found while going through her estate. I was astonished! A photo of the photograph was included with the article. So this is what she looked like! … Continue reading A Grainy Photo of Philanthropist Mary Goss
This photo is circa 1939.
I wrote this back in 2010 for Louisiana Road Trips Magazine: The place where I work is currently indexing Ouachita Parish newspapers for deaths and marriages. Over the years, I’ve seen hundreds of causes of death, some gruesome, some peaceful. This particular death has stuck with me through the years as one of the most … Continue reading Always Pay Attention to What You Are Drinking!
I wrote this article for Road Trips Magazine back in 2016: Many people in Monroe are familiar with the name Mary Goss. The first thing that comes to mind is the nursing home that bears that name. Some may think of the new YWCA Battered Women’s and Children’s Shelter named for her. Still fewer know … Continue reading Mary Goss: Monroe’s Forgotten Philanthropist