So many stories continuously happen at the Blanco Pioneer Museum and many of our visitors relate to us happenings from their families, so in this article I wish to impart one of the stories.
Very recently an adorable young lady and her mother were visiting the museum. The young girl was occupied by one of the docents. She was totally immersed in the exhibit and asking questions and more questions. The mother was sitting in a chair talking to me about the exhibit. As we talked, she told me a story of the grandfather who was a pilot during WWII. He had been shot down during a bombing raid and was captured. I asked if he had survived. Her immediate reply was “no” and she grew silent. Then suddenly she continued. It seems many years after the war someone was in a shop, which would be the equivalent of a resale shop here in America. The person found dog tags for a number of American pilots and he purchased all of the dog tags. He then traced down the families associated with the names on the dog tags and returned the dog tags to each family. This stranger never asked for anything, not even money, for this deed. He was grateful for the Americans who had fought to liberate his country.
Stories like this are told by many of the families who visit the Blanco Pioneer Museum.
Our museum will be closed during the dates of December 24, 25 and 31 and January 1 so our volunteers can spend time with their families but regular hours will resume in January. Happy Holidays!