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When the Lights Go Out

Let’s get real…


Power outages and snowstorms are my favorites.

Grabbing the candles …I know where they are even in the dark.

(I am assuming it’s night time.)

Even though the power will probably be back on within the hour, everyone is instructed NOT to open the refrigerator= Conservation of the cold food.

Then we watch the light show from the storm. Keeping your hands away from the metal doors and storm window casings is a good idea and staying off the land line telephone too. I once watched a phone receiver knocked off of it’s base from a lightening strike.

Of course, thunderstorms are short lived but the adventure in the dark is just beginning.

The shadow play with candlelight is our first sport. Hopefully, some of us have practiced our techniques and have new talent to share.

Next, word games…I’m Going on a Trip and Charades are very popular.

Hopefully, the power is STILL off. This is the point at which we talk…to each other. At first, it’s similar to Plinky prompts but eventually it becomes a real sharing of feelings and ideas.

Certainly, the campfire chats of days-gone-by must have resembled this.

Kinda makes me pine for the simple times…


Lights on…computer rebooting,phone ringing,and searching for the TV remote. Back to reality!

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I love a well told story. If it makes me laugh, all the better.

4 thoughts on “When the Lights Go Out

  1. We had a huge storm in March, and not only is my house at the bottom of the hill but so is the huge power plant. (We walk by often. It’s very scary looking.) So we had no power for about 3 days… The good thing was that we didn’t have any school, but the bad thing is that I’m real frightened of the dark! As Virginia Hamilton once said, I don’t believe in ghosts, I’m afraid I might see one!

  2. I love your postings as usual. I too, know where the candles are even in the dark. Such a cozy time as long as the power comes back on before things begin to unthaw.

    1. Just last night, we lost power for 6 hours. It was very muggy and my husband got ready for work in the dark. What a coincidence! Thanks for your comments!

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