I was driving back to Branford, Connecticut from Hartford, where I had been delivering machine parts to Pratt & Whitney and Hamilton Standard. As night fell, I realized that no street lights were lit, and the radio went off the air. My immediate thought was that aliens...[more]
We lived on 102st in Richmond Hill for both.
The first one I was only five years old. The only thing I remember is eating dinner in the dining room with candles.
In 1977 I was watching TV in room(which is in the back of the house). When the lights and Tv...[more]
I was a Senior in High School at the time, in Albany, NY. I was waiting on the corner of Ontario St and Central Aveneu for the #20 bus to take me to my parents' farm in Colonie. I was looking across the street to a used car lot. I noticed that the light on a string...[more]
In the 1965 blackout, I was at home in Borough Park, Brooklyn and I was about 9 years old. I don't remember us losing power in the house, but my father was on the subway on his way home from work. He was stuck and delayed for a very long time. I remember being very...[more]
I was a freshman at SUNY Geneseo. Lights went out as we were going down the dorm stairs to dinner. One of the girls said, "Oh no. It's milking time and we have 250 cows." I was fascinated by what people perceived as the most important consideration. For me it was the...[more]
People running on the streets, stealing in the darkness, no power or anywere to go. I was scared that some one was doing to hurt me becase the crime rates had gone up there were people waliking the streets with stolen property from local stores. it was the worst...[more]