What are y’all up to today? I’m off to the grocery store soon. The mister is a couple of hours north with his family as they keep watch over his ailing father. He’ll be home tonight, and I thought I’d make him something impressive for dinner to cheer him up. I’m thinking Steak Diane (which I’ve never made, but it sounds good) and Caesar salad.
I’m also trying to solve a mystery for my mother-in-law: My father-in-law is a retired fireman. Once he and a few colleagues were honored by the city (Buffalo, NY) for a particularly harrowing rescue of some people from a burning building.
We have newspaper clippings from the event honoring the firemen and some photos taken at the ceremony. The newspaper clippings don’t say what year the fire or event occurred, though they do give a month and day. Guessing from the fashion clues in the photo, I think it must have been mid-to-late 70s or maybe even early 80s, which dovetails with my mother-in-law’s recollection.
I can’t find anything at all on Google about it or anything in the city’s newspaper archives, though it’s possible the clippings are from a now-defunct paper. Where else should I look to find out the year?