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Re: Where Were You During The Great Blackout Of 2003?
« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2023, 08:19:37 AM »
In camp in upstate NY. Brutal
Same here, granted all I remember is the free ice cream we got
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Re: Where Were You During The Great Blackout Of 2003?
« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2023, 08:58:22 AM »
What, was I the only one in Brooklyn?  :o
It made quite an impression on me. I was in Chaim Day Camp when the power went. They had fun in the dark for a while but eventually sent everyone home.
I was also in Chaim Day Camp, but we were at Hurricane Harbor then.. weird.
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Re: Where Were You During The Great Blackout Of 2003?
« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2023, 03:30:19 AM »
I was also in Chaim Day Camp, but we were at Hurricane Harbor then.. weird.
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Re: Where Were You During The Great Blackout Of 2003?
« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2023, 07:52:21 AM »
The most interesting part about this is how an extremely wealthy Toronto family that was making shabbos sheva brachos that week took the leftovers from the kiddush to serve at shalosh seudos.

We were in Toronto for a wedding and staying for (perhaps this) shabbos Sheva Brachos. We took a day trip to Niagara falls Canadian side and it was there that we heard on the radio about the power outage. NF Canada was one of the few places that didn't lose power. Instead of heading back to Toronto we stayed in NF until Friday afternoon and then headed back to a dark and hot Toronto for shabbos.

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Re: Where Were You During The Great Blackout Of 2003?
« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2023, 10:11:02 AM »
We left Monsey around 4. When we got off the GWB a half hour later we noticed all traffic lights were out. Lit candles at night and had a blast. Power was back on the next day.
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Re: Where Were You During The Great Blackout Of 2003?
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2023, 10:41:42 AM »
We were in Toronto for a wedding and staying for (perhaps this) shabbos Sheva Brachos. We took a day trip to Niagara falls Canadian side and it was there that we heard on the radio about the power outage. NF Canada was one of the few places that didn't lose power. Instead of heading back to Toronto we stayed in NF until Friday afternoon and then headed back to a dark and hot Toronto for shabbos.

The power in Toronto came on a few hours before Shabbos.

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Re: Where Were You During The Great Blackout Of 2003?
« Reply #26 on: August 16, 2023, 10:55:14 AM »
I remember my dad instructing us to fill all pots and the bathubs with water in case water was going to turn off as well.