I had just turned 4 years old, living in our first owned home in connecticut. My father was out that night, my mothers best friend Marilyn was over. Marilyn also lived in the neighborhood. I remember watching the two of them from my perch on my white stuffed snoopy...[more]
In 1965, I was working for the telephone company in Rhode Island, when this blackout occurred. They would not let anyone leave, even beyond their shift. People were calling, frightened. It was a bit exciting as I look back. I was newly engaged at that time, and I...[more]
I was a freshman engineering student at Syracuse University "attending" the Orange Bar at 5 Pm after classes for my first legal drink as Nov 9 was my 18th birthday. After the first beer the lights went out.... I've often wondered whether it was a sign. I graduated in...[more]
In 1965, I was an 8th grader living at school - we had just gone to the dining room when the incandescent bulbs in the chandelier type fixtures began dimming and the fluorescent lights in the hall began to flicker. We finished dinner by candles and car headlights aimed...[more]
When the blackout of 1965 happened, I was less than a month away from my 5th birthday. I remember being in the kitchen with my dad getting ready for dinner.
Living in Northern NH, which is very rural, and loosing the power wasn't a big deal at all. We lost it all...[more]
1965: I was 15 years old. We lived in Brooklyn, but I went to HS in Manhattan. I came home early that day because my parents were going out to dinner to celebrate their wedding anniversary, and I had to babysit for my 2 younger brothers(10 & 8 years old) I was...[more]