11/10, this day in history

Jack Straw Posted By Jack Straw, Nov 9, 2012 at 9:22 AM

  1. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw
    Minister of Fire 2.
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    Dec 22, 2008
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    I was 10 (1975) and I don't remember any of it.




     
  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    Feb 14, 2007
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    I'll never forget the day. It was one of the windiest days of all and the temperature was falling all day. I was working outdoors too so maybe that is why I remember it. Didn't hear about the wreck until the next day but it did not surprise me with the weather being how it was.
     
  3. fishingpol

    fishingpol
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    Jul 13, 2010
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    One of the first songs I learned to play on the acoustic guitar. About four chords and a capo is all that is needed to get through the most of it. Remembering the lyrics is another. Cheat sheet for that.
     
  4. FanMan

    FanMan
    Feeling the Heat 2.
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    Mar 4, 2012
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    CT stix & upstate NY
    I don't remember the wreck at the time, I was in high school at the time, but I had the pleasure of seeing Gordon Lightfoot perform that song in a small theater a month ago... :)
     
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  5. yooperdave

    yooperdave
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    Oct 26, 2010
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    We had a very bad snowstorm (blizard) on that day/night I remember hearing about it the next morning and wondering if they would or could find any survivors.
     
  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage
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    Feb 14, 2007
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    Michigan
    Dave, we lived at Gaylord at the time and we also got snow that night.
     
  7. Gark

    Gark
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    Jan 27, 2007
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    SW Michigan
    I Remember it too well. Had a good friend who worked on the 'lakers' as an oiler in the engine room. Only by a last minute switch of scheduling, Stanley wasn't on the Fitzgerald. Lightfoot's song is haunting - to say the least.
     

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