This event is significant to me in that it is the first memory of ANY kind that I have which can be verified by date. I was only 3 years old but I recall the event quite vividly.
We lived in Auburn, NY (about 25 miles west of Syracuse) and we had just sat down to...[more]
I was living in New Jersey at the time but had travelled to Manhattan with my mother and another friend to visit a friend in a hospital (I don't remember which one). We had gone to dinner afterward, I believe somewhere on the upper east side. The lights in the...[more]
On that great blackout evening, I was a 25-year old part-time evening school student studying for my Bachelors at Brooklyn College and a full-time business hours junior buyer trainee working in the Purchasing Department of Johns-Manville Corp. (of asbestos ill fame),...[more]
I remember when the lights went out in 1965. I was going upstairs in our house in Richmond Hill, Queens, to turn the light on for my little sister (she was 6, I was 10) and just as I reached up to turn on the light at the top of the stairs, no power! I didn't know what...[more]
I was three years old when the black out hit. My family
had just moved from Flushing, Queens to Hartsdale, New York in Westchester County. We were in a big red house on a suburban street that was part of a neighborhood of streets that went on forever.
I found all...[more]
At the time I lived on the corner of 101st Street and Broadway in Manhattan. On the night itself I had been having dinner with friends a few blocks north on West End Avenue. During dessert, the lights went out. We thought we'd blown a fuse, but quickly realized the...[more]