SE03 EP04: Florence, 1966: A Mud Angel Love Story

Noles Abroad
Noles Abroad
SE03 EP04: Florence, 1966: A Mud Angel Love Story

Today is a special episode as we interview two “Mud Angels” who helped in the aftermath of the 1966 Flood of the Arno River in Florence, Italy. Ken and Ann Marie Thigpen met on the program and have been married for over 50 years. Today we talk to them about the story of how they met, how they helped with cleanup efforts after the flood, and how their class became known as the “Mud Angels.”

Show Notes, Photos, & Extras:

Episode Transcript

Angeli del Fango: Ann Marie, Ken, Esta, Ernie after helping clean up
Ann Marie and Ken stand in the rising waters before the flood
Doors of Paradise after the cleanup
At the Vatican, meeting the Pope
Ken and Anne Marie with their extended family on a visit to Florence in 2017.

1 Comment

  1. una storia emozionante, da quasi metà del secolo scorso, una solida coppia, duratura nel tempo, forte nella famiglia, ricca di affetti e di interessi, esempio per i nipoti…orgogliosa di essere una loro parente italiana….lunga vita a loro!!!

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