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07-09-2008, 03:16 PM
When I was home this last trip my Dad and Mom were talking about their 1st anniversary, 9/24/50. Dad said they were in Dunkirk, NY and the sky went completely dark. It was not an eclipse and no one knew what was going on. Most official sources say it was due to Canadian forest fires (Auntie, can you confirm?), but most regular folks say it was way weirder than that. Migrant workers walked off the job, thinking God was punishing them for working on a Sunday. Cows returned to the barn. Adults all over panicked and knelt and prayed, not knowing what was going on. I love this kind of stuff, so I checked it out online: http://the-red-thread.net/sunday.html
07-19-2008, 06:02 AM
Oh my I so remember that day. We thought the world was coming to an end on our first day of vacation in New York. All of us kids wanted to go home but my mom insisted that we just pray and stay in the hotel room while she went down to the lobby to see what was being said. She came back up and told us that it was a fire in Canada. We still prayed and we thought for sure she was wrong. We stayed together and prayed while mom tried to reassure us.
It did get lighter around 6:00 when it should have started getting darker. It was the scariest thing I ever witnessed.
I remember looking out the window and seeing a black sky with a Yellow hue to it. I will check out your website link. I bet folks had a lot to say about that day but on the side walks people were knealing down and praying so they can't act like they were not worried about it.
07-19-2008, 09:29 AM
:d21: I'm not as old as I think I am. No first-hand knowledge there. I remember hearing about it though.
Hard to believe forest fires in British Columbia and Alberta spread all the way to Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario ) into the Great Lake areas and into several parts of the U.S. in some places the smoke lingered for several days. Here's a full article available in PDF format.
An old news archive (broadcast) that doesn’t quite agree with our British Columbia forest fire theory.
These folks like to talk about weather and space, blue moons and such, one story talks about Black Sunday and why the moon sometimes appears blue.
And for you sports fans …
On September 24, 1950, with the Tigers in the middle of a tight pennant race with the Yankees, Robinson became the "goat." Heavy smoke from a Canadian forest fire forced the Tigers to turn on the lights for a Sunday afternoon game against the Indians. With the game tied 1-1, Cleveland pitcher Bob Lemon opened the 10th inning with a triple, and two intentional walks followed. With the bases loaded and one out, Robinson thought he could force out Lemon by stepping on the plate without tagging him. Because of the haze, he did not see first baseman Don Kolloway remove the force after fielding the ball. Robinson's mental lapse cost Detroit the game, and he was blamed for squelching the Tigers' pennant hopes.
Imagine how people felt in the, I think in the late 1920's, when it was much harder to gather information as to the source of such a dramatic experience. Must have been very eerie.
07-19-2008, 04:36 PM
Why in the world are some of our words red. I wonder what will happen If I type Black Sunday now all together. Here goes lets see what happens.
07-19-2008, 04:38 PM
Okay so I am getting old. Too old to remember this stuff. Does this mean I am old enough to be number4sons mommy if I remember this. I must erase that earlier post.:79: Oh yeah I thought I would throw in that I was just a baby then. Barely sitting up. a Tiny little baby. LOL
One more thing the red words disappeared. hmmmm
07-19-2008, 07:17 PM
:c53: The only red I see are the hearts around your grandchildren. Thankfully they disappeared from your view otherwise I'd think you were a tad angry. Why else would you see "red".
Are those rose-coloured glasses a bit more red than usual?
Okay, I'll stop now. You said they're gone, why should I go on and on about it.
I'll just sit here sipping eggnog with my red gloves on. :c42:
07-19-2008, 09:30 PM
Thanks to both of you, one for the memory and the other for the links. Those are great. I will print that out for my mom to see, who is NOT on dialup anymore, so maybe I'll just email it to her.
07-20-2008, 03:10 AM
Maybe she should come in and join us. Don't tell me she is too old to play on the computer either. hehehe:75:
07-20-2008, 08:12 PM
It will take awhile for her to warm up to all this. I'll work her in slowly. Besides, why would I want someone here who has all the dirt on me?
07-20-2008, 08:20 PM
Why, well because we aren't interested in the dirt. We know she must love Christmas too!!!! We want to get some more good decorating ideas of course. You aren't saying there is dirt in your back ground are you????:c71:
07-20-2008, 08:58 PM
I haven't always been this boring.
07-21-2008, 05:45 PM
:(; It's easy for LIU to say that, most of her family members are here now.
Must be difficult not to post about all the Christmas secrets when there are eyes and ears everywhere you turn.
And #4 - Well, you are just making LIU more curious with that statement.
She inspired the headline "inquiring minds want to know".
07-21-2008, 06:14 PM
She's about to revoke my admin right until she finds out.
07-24-2008, 04:33 AM
No, No I won't do that. Your a admin for life. :g27:But will you please talk your mom into coming in and chatting with us. It is getting boring in the I clicked thread we need some new folks in there. Besides I want some one to reminsche about our child hood from the same era I was born. So talk her into coming in.http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_34_4.gif (http://nbjmp.com/click/?s=42257&c=2370&subid=smiley)
07-24-2008, 06:55 AM
I'll show it to her when I get home next month. She's busy figuring out what to do with Dad.
08-02-2008, 04:48 AM
I can appreciate that. Wait till after you post what your getting her for Christmas then you can invite her in.:60:
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