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August 14, 2013


50 Years Ago – August 15, 1963

• Old Mother Nature gave the Bill Young household a “hot hello” when lightning first split two trees and then traveled through a cable to a trailer house where it blew hinges from the doors. The cable was burned “like ashes,” Mrs. Young said.

Continuing on, the lightning went to the house where it blew siding off around the windows and seared curtains. Then it went into the breakfast nook where Mrs. Young was standing. It threw her about 10 feet and destroyed a 200 watt bulb.

The next thing Mrs. Young remembers is the question her husband asked her, “What are you doing on the floor?” he curiously asked.

Mrs. Young wasn’t hurt, but there...

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