Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wednesday, March 18, 1936

Ice all over trees and broken limbs all over the yard
Stayed on all day- rained too
Electric light wires tore off the house so had to light kerosene lamp-
We have all been nervous and uneasy all day-
Iliff came this afternoon and told us of Johnstown flood* & Binghamton & Johnson City-
Chas brought us kerosene-
Iliff got a bag of grain from barn for chickens-


*Apparently the infamous 1889 Johnstown Flood was not the only one. There was a nasty one in 1936 as Irene mentions here, plus one in 1977. For more information, check out the Johnstown Flood Museum website.

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Thanks for visiting this flashback to 1936. I'm sure Irene would be pleased! We'd love to hear from you.