Light and serious reading options for the summer

At the beginning of summer, a couple suggestions for books to read. They’re not exactly beach reading. They’re books with meat on their bones, as my grandmother said about things that met her standards for seriousness. One’s a happy book, one not so happy.

Genealogy research uncovers hidden heroes for local author

In researching his personal genealogy, Jack Crowder, a retired teacher and administrator at St. Andrew Catholic School and Nolan Catholic High School, discovered about 50 relatives who fought in the Revolutionary War. He did not expect to find something more: material for his book Chaplains of the Revolutionary War.