, June 13, 2012
(view all comments by grumpyswife925)
I don't remember the "Big Blow" as it actually happened, but I have heard many times about how, the day after the Columbus Day Storm of 1962, shortly after turning age 2, I got into my parents medicine cabinet and ate most of the orange-flavored children's aspirin in the bottle there. My parents were challenged to get me to the hospital around the downed trees, power lines, spouting water pipe breakage and closed roads. I love learning history, especially of the Pacific NW, and this book, though tiny, is packed with photos and an accurate account of how our mid-century facilities and utilities fared after this crushing blow that would forever mark the landscape of our area.