I had almost forgotten that 20 years ago this week, life in Georgia was a little different. Most of us were snowed in somewhere, many of us for the first time ever.
I saw a posting on Facebook, reporting on a story from WSBTV on the Storm of the Century that began on March 12, 1993. It brought back many memories and I couldn't help but wonder, where you were during the Blizzard of 1993?
I was completing a move from Snellville to Monroe a day early. I was scheduled to move on March 13, but although all the other channels snickered about WSBTV's report of a blizzard coming, I didn't want to chance it. Just as well. We got everything moved in the night of the 12th, the last few items as the rain began to change over to snow - and the rest, as they say, is history.
For the next four days we stayed in our new home in Monroe, no power, no water, but enough bread and milk to last a lifetime. That was the one thing I had already learned. We were on well water, so no power meant no pump therefore no water. Ugh. However, some good friends with a four-wheel drive found a way to get out a couple of days later and brought in enough water to last until the power was restored several days later. We slept in front of the fire and by the time the power was restored - all our boxes were unpacked, the paintings were all hung on the walls and it looked as though we'd lived there all our lives.
According to Wikipedia, 10 million people in the U.S. lost power that week and 310 people lost their lives.
So where were you during the Storm of the Century in 1993 and how did you manage to survive it?
If you have any photographs, share them with us too. Digital wasn't quite so big in the last century, but you can do like I did - scan them in and share. We've come a long way since then.