Month: June 2015

Gladys Krause, “Drunk”, 10 June 1951

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Emma Krause was twelve years old when she set herself on fire while lighting the stove. She died after two days in hospital—“a release from terrible suffering,” said the doctors. Gladys Krause was born exactly nine months later, having been conceived just before or—perhaps; such things are not uncommon—immediately after her sister’s death. When Gladys was the age Emma was when she died, her oldest sister, Norma, was dating Norman Turner, a young man with […]