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Tribute to 1900 Storm orphans “haunting” and “powerful” - The Galveston County Daily News: Heber Taylor

October 22, 2016

Tribute to 1900 Storm orphans “haunting” and “powerful”

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Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013 10:00 am

Linda Macdonald, who has often told the story of the tragedy that struck the orphanage run by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word during the 1900 Storm, found new evidence of the power of that story. During the storm, all 10 sisters and 90 of the 93 children at the orphanage died. 

Jim Hutcheson, a psychologist from South Carolina, was moved by the story and wrote a song, “St. Mary’s Children.” Linda, with the help of her husband, Bill, recently posted the song on YouTube.

Linda says the critical response has been good. The two words used most often in response to the song are “haunting” and “powerful.”