Andrew's Historical Timeline
We thought it was a good idea to start keeping track of all the
historical events Andrew has been involved in. This list
includes what we could remember from Touched by an Angel and also some JABB
additions. The TBAA info is in blue, JABB is in green. When we don't have an exact
date, the occurrence is listed under a heading with a span of
possible years. BIG thanks to Rebecca for helping compile
1244- In "The Sign of the Dove," reference is
made to Andrew taking an Alfor Mason Home. Mr. Mason was
involved in building the Salisbury Cathedral in 1244 and
possibly so was Andrew. NOTE: "The Sign of the Dove"
really screws up the "Andrew became an AOD in 1865"
thing. So these aren't typos. Just unfortunate
1492- Andrew had a brief assignment on the Santa
Maria. (letter to LJA)
1450s-1550s- According to JABB
353, Andrew gets promoted from Search and Rescue to
Caseworking during this period. This is based on the
fact that Sam shows LJA an old drawing of Andrew from that
period that looks "somewhat reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci."
1605- Andrew is one of the first fellows to play
Shakespeare's Hamlet. During that assignment is
when he first meets Adam. (JABB
Sept. 1651- As a caseworker,
Andrew witnessed an outbreak of witch trial accusations in
Massachusetts. Henry served as AOD. (JABB
194-"For Thou Art with Me")
23, 1775- Andrew
takes John Jacob Mason Home and is able to "hear" Patrick
Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech. ("The
Sign of the Dove")
July 1776- In "Never Alone" found in
JABB 331, Andrew tells JenniAnn that he was a pub
keeper in Philadelphia around the time the Declaration was
signed. He specifically mentions serving John Adams
and Thomas Jefferson.
US Civil War- "Carry
On" on Author's Cut 5 involves several wars. It
mentions there being a Civil War photo of Andrew among a group
April 14, 1865- We know
Andrew was at the Ford Theatre in Washington D.C. when President
Lincoln was shot. ("Beautiful Dreamer")
April 26, 1865- We also know
Andrew was in Northern Virginia with John Wilkes Booth when he
was shot and killed at Garrett's Farm. Right after that
Andrew became an AOD when he took President Lincoln Home.
Late 1800s- We don't know
for sure but dialogue in "Labor of Love" kinda makes it sound
like Andrew met Van Gogh during this period.
December 24, 1909-
According to "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear," Andrew was with
Mark Twain's daughter, Jean, In Connecticut when she died of a
heart attack brought on by a seizure.
WWI (1914-1918)- Red Cross (AC5,
October 30, 1938-
Andrew was a state trooper in Grover's Mill, NJ when Orson
Welles broadcast H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds. Andrew dealt
with the aftermath when a man was killed because of the panic.
1939- Andrew was at Cafe Society in Greenwich Village
in New York when Billie Holiday first performed the song
"Strange Fruit." ("God Bless the Child")
"Carry On")- This is an interesting one because I have LJA
saying to Andrew "So it wasn't just during World War II that you
were a chaplain?" Whether I wrote that in reference to
something I had in mind for a story or whether Andrew was a WWII
chaplain in a TBAA episode, I dunno. Anyone?)
TBAA's "The Compass" and "The Sign of the Dove"
with the WASPs ("The Wind Beneath My Wings")
in Auschwitz bringing people Home. We know he was
definitely there in 1944 but not for how long and if it was the
only time Andrew was there. ("Dear God") The story "Chava"
covers more of Andrew's time at Auschwitz.
1947-late 1950s- In
"Charades," Andrew takes Home at least one victim of HUAC's
(exact year unknown)- Andrew played Frog Guard #2 in the campy, sci-fi B
movie Attack of the
Killer Frog People from Planet Z. Really he was
there to help an actor cope with the loss of a loved
one. An embarrassed Andrew had to watch this with LJA in
spring of 2010.
April 18, 1955- Andrew
was with Albert Einstein when he passed away at Princeton
Hospital. ("Face of God")
"Carry On") Mr. Spelman, a character in "Ivy,"
recalls Andrew who was a chaplain with his platoon during the
war. Whether this was the same stint as is recalled in
"Carry On" is unknown.
Vietnam references in "The Homecoming" although we're not clear
on what he did.
-Anderson Walker says he saw Andrew in Vietnam in "Amazing
224 references Adam returning from the Vietnam War where
he served as a chaplain, medic, and reporter at various
times. Andrew, meanwhile, was trying to get some hippies
to snap back to reality. The story goes onto say that this
happened *before* Andrew went to Vietnam.
-In "Safe" (JABB
313), Ben Hendricks recalls Andrew sitting with him and
comforting him when he was wounded in Vietnam and waiting for
his platoon to find him.
Operation Desert Storm- Andrew was a chaplain. This
is covered in JABB
-In "In the House of the Lord" (JABB
286 and 287),
character named Jerry recalls seeing Andrew in angelic form
during a battle in the Gulf.
1998- Andrew is sent to a dying Afghani woman named Fila
Al-Mitra. After the woman's death, he comforts her
granddaughter. Later, in 2012, Andrew meets that girl,
Badriya, again. Their story can be found in "Abide
9/11- Do we know if he was
supposedly there in the immediate aftermath? I know that
he was working on recovery of personal effects two Christmases
later according to "The Christmas Watch" but I can't remember "A
Winter Carol" and whether it elaborated. On the 10th anniversary, I
wrote the story "In
the Palm of His Hand"
in which it's revealed that Andrew was there when the first
plane hit, not understanding what was happening, and remained
there searching for survivors and giving aid until the evening
of September 14th when the Father made him leave for a little
while. Andrew speaks briefly about the assignment with
Max in "Abide
December 21-23, 2008- Iraq
262 has Andrew spending a few days there as a chaplain
right before Christmas. But the story also makes it clear
that was at least his second stint in Iraq during that war.
Summer 2010- BP
Oil Spill - Andrew
worked a few cases in the Gulf States following this.
Details uncertain. (JABB
308-"Where You Go")
Spring 2012- Andrew was in Syria, dealing with the
conflict there. (JABB
358- "Being There")
July 31, 2012-November 10, 2012- Andrew and his
assignment, Max, were captured and held prisoner in Afghanistan
before being rescued. ("Abide