I have a strange relationship with the Spanish Flu pandemic that killed, by some estimates, 50 million people 100 years ago.
If it hadn’t occurred, I wouldn’t be here.
My Norwegian grandmother came to Salt Lake City near the start of World War I. Some of her friends had come here years before and urged her to
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Jay Evensen is the Senior Editorial Columnist of the Deseret News. He has 32 years experience as a reporter, editor and editorial writer in Oklahoma, New York City, Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. He also has been an adjunct journalism professor at Brigham Young and Weber State universities.