I was in 7th grade, on a field trip to see the play MacBeth. I couldn't wait to see how they would manage to behead MacBeth on stage ! Moments before the big moment, as the soldiers were running down the aisles, the lights went out. At first we all thought it was part...[more]
The 1965 Blackout remains vividly in my mind because it cemented a friendship which still exists to this day. I was a young reference librarian at Columbia University with a third floor apartment two blocks from the library. A colleague, more junior than myself, had...[more]
It was early April of 1997 and I was a freshman and Univ. of North Dakota. We had an unusually large amount of snowfall that year and we were in our annual melt. Around April 10, we had a blizzard that was without doubt the worse I had experienced.
I was in the...[more]
In the 1965 blackout, I recall that most places people were cheerful on the streets and buying some supplies in the stores - it was like an adventure. I was a little kid, and fortunately my mother was working shifts and we were home when the blackout started. We went...[more]
I was called a black-out baby- My mom delivered under emergency...[more]
I was a the control engineer during the Blackout and surprisingly as a 23 year old relatively new employee assumed a great deal of responsibility. I suppose I was the most technical person around and, by nature, a take charge kind of guy, but I look back in...[more]