should be noted here that this Flood family's births and deaths can be
found under Honora and Henry Flood in the Nancy
Bellzona Picture Book. Also an excerpt out of George's memoirs can
be found under his mother, Honora's, picture.
Since we did not know George personally,
all we have is what has been told to us. This is the fact that George
was true to the Flood standard, hard working and serious minded. He was
an excellent manager and saw to the providing well for his family.
George and Barbra had three children. The
oldest of his three girls was disabled. This was a heart break which
would have been difficult to endure. The genetic laws of heredity say
that one fourth of grandparents genes are passed on to a child with only
inheriting directly their parent's teeth. This works in all cases
whether animal, plant or human. The psychological part of the problem
can enter causing another tedious situation, we were told in counseling.
This very often causes a father to feel the full responsibility of the
situation even though he had totally nothing to do with what has
happened. As a result very often families are destroyed because it
becomes too heavy a load for a father to accept. Information isn't
available to me as to how or why George was able to shoulder the care
for his daughter, whether through counseling as we had or whether he was
able through his own personal self control. If this was the case, I find
this to be most remarkable.
George worked in Alaska and made good
wages there. It was said through wise management he was quite
successful. He was a man with much self control and did well at whatever