foxfai

42 years ago today

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42 years ago today my ex-wife called me an A-Hole for not taking her out on

her birthday,it was the last of her birthdays that she and I spent together !

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8 hours ago, foxfai said:

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I was stuck in a school bus for 6 hrs just 300 yards over that exit 19 sign. Worcester Central catholic didn't dismiss us early. We ended up making it to Stuarts Diner before being escorted by a plow truck. Thinking back they still dropped me off at the bottom of my street and I had to walk by myself the rest, a good 1/4 mile. 8th grade.

Ironically where I live now is close to the spot we got stuck.

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Unfortunately I am not that old to witness this. But I heard some good story about it. Can't imagine everything being paralyze back then with a storm like this..... 

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Yea, things were paralyzed for a week but looking back it was rather unique.

Got to check on and find out who all the neighbors were.

 

Had a snowmobile and plenty of gas so for a couple of days I was shuttling people all over town and making the neighborhood supply run once the local market opened up.

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People abandoned their cars on the highway when the slow started piling up. Some people stayed with their cars. Some of those people died from carbon monoxide poisoning. They left their cars on as a source of heat, but there was too much snow for proper ventilation

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Being a 7 year old it was perfect.  
no cares about whether the electricity was on or not or when it would come back on or what we would eat or where it would come from

no school

nothing to do but build snow forts with the kids down the street

 

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56 hrs. behind the wheel plowing snow.  My first truck, '62 Brockway 10 wheeler flat bed, 220 Cummins, 5+3 trans. air assisted steering, air wipers, and an AM radio...……...

 

For a week or more when it stopped snowing I was operating a front end loader, all four tires chained up, pushing my uncle in the towns grader, 6 wheel drive with chain on all six pushing a 14' "V" plow opening up the country roads.

 

At the height of the storm our F.D. had an ambulance call, we still had a Caddy at the time with tire chains, they broke a trail with our I.H. fire truck (with chains and a locker diff.) took them a while but they made it to the Hospital and back to the station.

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My cabinet shop on Lewis Wharf was picked up by the tide, moved two feet to the left, and dropped into the ocean.

I was the last car to drive down Atlantic Ave. Spent days trying to save equipment.

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