This one was in cold weather. Fortuantely we had a gas driven refrigerator, oven and range in our house in Lincoln, MA. So we survived ok. I thought the 1965 was more widespread than this last one.
A lot of babies were born 9 months...[more]
In 1965, I remember it was cold and dark, yet my Dad provided us with lights. He brought home some car batteries, and was able to hook up some lights. Our neighbors all came over to see how we managed lights. I remember they turned the night into a fun filled party....[more]
The lights went out while we were trying to close out our store in Suffolk County. We thought it was a blown fuse in the store, until I noticed that the lights in the hall were out too. I ventured out with a flashlight to get a colleague who was on the other side of...[more]
i was walking around in brooklyn when i noticed the traffic lights were all out and the grocery store on Vanderbilt near park place was closing at 4:15. i stopped at a pizza joint when i heard that it was all 5 boroughs figuring it might be a while until i got cooked...[more]
I was in the Empire State Building with another couple about to go up on the elevator to the observation deck. We were going to be the next and last people in the elevator before the doors closed. My husband was waiting downstairs in the lobby. The air conditioning...[more]
My first blackout was in November 1965. I was six years old, in first grade. My brother was eight, in fourth grade. My older sister was nine, fifth grade, and little sis was a baby, just three. My best and most vivid memory of the blackout of 1965 is coloring by...[more]