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Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby Jean Raby Nelson » Wed August 21, 2013, 8:05 pm

Photos from The Hamlet News Messenger
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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby freddie hassler » Thu August 22, 2013, 7:17 pm

[b]I remember this Storm, but only read about it from the newspaper and letters, I was in South Korean and my daughter Lisa was just day's old, her birthday 1-30-69[/and at her Grandmothers house with only a fireplace for heat and to warm her baby milk formula
I got the RCDJ and or the Hamlet News when in the USAF, form Basic til I got out 4 years later, My Air Force buddies also liked to read my paper. This one guy from NY would kid me about how few pages: it had, by saying Hassler "If I have an extra 5 minutes today, I want to read your paper". :)

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Postby Jean Raby Nelson » Sun November 3, 2013, 12:54 am

The guys at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base use to read mine aloud in Seaside Restaurant
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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby Wayne Fuller » Sun November 3, 2013, 8:28 am

I remember this very well. I was working at Brigmans Esso on the corner of highway 177 & 74 during this time. We posered the gas pumps with a lawnmower engine to pump gas. Howard had me go to Charlotte and purchase a pickup truck load of dry ice and we sold it so people could put it in their freezer so the food would not thaw out.

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby Janet J. Norton » Sun November 3, 2013, 9:55 pm

Daddy was in Raleigh in the Senate. Mom took great care of Virginia and me. We ate high on the hog using a
Hibachi grill...cleaning out the freezer of steaks, etc. Mama taught us how to play penny poker. We had a great time.

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby Jean Raby Nelson » Mon November 4, 2013, 1:50 am

Mom was in Richmond and Dad arrived back after the storm had come through. It took him 8 hours to get from the station to our home on Spring St. He was along so he started taking friends in who didn't have a means for heat. I don't know who was there but I think they ate good grilling outside
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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby David » Wed November 27, 2013, 6:44 pm

more 1969 Ice Storm pictures

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby David » Fri January 31, 2014, 9:39 am

More Hamlet pictures of the Ice Storm of 1969

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby Jean Raby Nelson » Fri January 31, 2014, 5:55 pm

Thanks for posting these David. Is one of those from about a block away from clay hill. Amazing devastation
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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby blindsey » Fri January 31, 2014, 5:58 pm

I remember looking out of the window on the top floor of the Hamlet Hospital watching the "fire works display". Actually it was electrical pole transformers exploding all over town.

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby David » Fri January 31, 2014, 6:22 pm

My brother Bill took these pictures and most are around our house at the corner of Minturn & Clay.

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby sigmore » Sat February 1, 2014, 9:58 am

I remember those good ole days when you could pump gas while smoking and have your engine running at the same time and not blow up the gas station.

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby freddie hassler » Fri February 7, 2014, 2:20 pm

That picture of the Power Tower down is Sigmore at work before the ice stormLOL

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby sigmore » Fri February 7, 2014, 8:46 pm

That picture was a lot closer to Sidney and Rodney's house than mine!!

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Postby Bill Dennis » Sat February 8, 2014, 1:19 pm

I also remember the Ice storm of 69 well for a number of reasons, I was working with Pargas of Rockingham as a Tank Truck driver during this time and I was on call the week it hit us and I will remember it as long as I live. We had a huge tree in our back yard with a limb over our home as large as most trees and it sound like shotguns going off every few minutes with limbs breaking off and I thought that big limb would come our roof any minute but thank God it did not. We were with out power close to 3 weeks and no phone for a while, when the lights went out I got a phone call Emma Warwick on Hwy. 74 about were Smithfield's BBQ is now that she was out of gas, I had to get dressed and go out into the cold dark night into the storm for the first of many trips that weekend. It was a funny feeling being the only vehicle on the road and everything was dark until I got to the shopping center and the main line going to the hospital was the only place that had power at that time, It took a while to get from my house to hers but was only about 4 miles, as I was standing in the sleet and rain filling Emma's 335 gal. gas tank there was a big boom sound and the sky turn orange toward East Rockingham and it was scary feeling standing out in the dark night and seeing this happen after I filled her gas tank I had to go into her home and light her gas heaters, It took longer to drive home and when I started to back in to my drive I saw I could not park in the back yard were I always parked my truck because huge limbs were down all over the place but thank God the one over our house never broke off and that was the first of many trips for weeks. People were heating their homes any way they could and a lot of people were using their cook stoves and they only had 100lb or 200lb tanks so they were running out of gas real often and other people were scared of running out of gas and many of them had enough to last a while or even until we ran out route but because we were running all over the place on calls of which many did not need gas at that time we never got to run our route until spring it like to worked us to death. There were some good things that came from the storm the one I think about more often is people slowed down and helped each other out and check on and look out for each other, people made a lot of new friends during this time. I wish I had the talent of some of you to write I believe I could write a book about the ICE STORM of 1969 and that's my 2 cents worth!!!!!!
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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby lynnsteen » Sun February 9, 2014, 12:57 am

These photos are painful to look at, even now. Thankfully I didn't have to go through it.
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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby freddie hassler » Sun February 9, 2014, 6:03 am

Lynn, I was in South Korea when they had the Ice Storm in about 6' of snow' so I missed it too, but read all about it in the Daily Journal and letters from home

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby freddie hassler » Sun February 9, 2014, 6:15 am

@ Sigmore Sidney said that was you, he also said the only things you needed to have to put a Power Tower up was a pair of Vice Grip's , Ice Chest full of Bud, and a pack of left handed Cigarettes, you must have forgotten to tighten up the bolts LOL :D

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby Linda Lancaster » Mon February 10, 2014, 8:43 pm

I remember this storm very well. People in Hamlet, who used their fireplaces as a place to hang Christmas stockings once a year, were suddenly building fires for the first time. I spent several nights at Jenny Wright's house.There were at least 4 or 5 more of Jenny's friends there also. We actually had to take turns getting up at night to keep the fire from going out. It was an event for sure. After several miserable days trying to stay warm, my Mother somehow managed to drive us to relatives in SC. We were very fortunate because they had power.

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby freddie hassler » Tue February 11, 2014, 12:34 am

[b]I'm ready for the Ice Storm2014 if it comes as the News stations are saying I've got a gas hot water heater and stove, Fire Wood for our Fire Place(2)Oil Lamps for every room, hope everyone else has too, :!: /b]

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

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Re: Hamlet Ice Storm 1969

Postby David » Tue February 17, 2015, 8:08 pm

Today brought back memories.


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