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Contributed by: [name withheld]
Contributed on: May 22, 2000

Which blackout(s) did you experience?
1977 (New York City Blackout)

In your own words, tell the story of your experience in the blackout(s). Try to recall specific events and the people, places, and things involved; also include more general reactions, images adn last impressions?
well i have no real long story experience....

i was born in the blackout of 1977....in saint vincent's hospital....in the village....

i heard it was a big sight to see....

Why did the blackouts happen, in your opinion?
well i think it happened because of my arrival to this earth....

just kiddin....i'm not actually sure why it happened....

Did either blackout seem significant or shocking at the time?
1977 only

Why did you consider the blackout(s) to be significant or insignificant?
significant of course because i was given life....and am enjoying ever minute of it.... :)

Did the blackout(s) have any larger meaning in your mind?
Yes (please explain)

Did the blackout(s) cause any profound crisis?
No

How did the blackout(s) affect your daily reliance on electricity?
Became less reliant

Cite as: Anonymous, Story #83, The Blackout History Project, 22 May 2000, <http://blackout.gmu.edu/details/83/>.
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