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The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


Where were you when it happened? What did it sound/feel like?





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GeorgeTheGreek
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


My Dad use to have that shirt.





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SmackDaniels
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


In Cental. My mom came running threw the house going what the hell was that.





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Topwater Trout
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


Kenilworth. French doors rattled and my gf said it must be an earthquake. I said no Exxon blew up. About 5-10 minutes later black smoke was over head. The sky was so blue that day.





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OldSouth
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


quote:

threw the house


Damn!






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guttata
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


In Iberville Terrace and my dad thought the hot water heater blew up. Then he had to go out to Exxon b/c he was an engineer out there.





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bobbyleewilliams
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


In Schwegmann's on Sherwood Forest Blvd making
groceries when the lights dimmed and the floor
shook...






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Impotent Waffle
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


I was playing Roger Clemens baseball on Nintendo. The blast shook our back door windows, we thought a plane crashed in the neighborhood. The neighbor across the street worked for Exxon about 10 mins after the blast he was hauling arse out the driveway. At the time, we lived in Woodland Ridge.


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thedice20
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


i want that shirt right now.

If it had a small pocket on the front left breast i wouuld pay $50.00 for it






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HeadBusta4LSU
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


I was 5 at the time. We lived in River oaks off of Florida. I'll never forget how loud that shite was. All the neighbors came running out their houses





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xLxSxUxFxAxNx
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


10 years old walking between our front door and my dads trucks carrying my mom's xmas cookies for the family get together. felt the tremor down in gonzales. scared the shite out of me since the summer before i was out with my dad in LA and experienced a real earthquake. i thought "God no. not here!"





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Tchefuncte Tiger
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


At my house on Highland Road talking to my Dad who's an Exxon retiree. He know it was Exxon the moment we heard the "boom" and the windows rattled.





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meauxjeaux2
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


Lived in TLAWO at the time and thought a damn airliner crashed into the neighborhood.
Dads office was by the Airport and had some broken windows.






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CaptainJ47
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


It pissed me off because it shook my Nintendo so bad it caused it to reset. I was smoking Zelda too!





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Sits With Squirrels
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


quote:

Where were you when it happened


The house I grew up in , in Watson...

quote:

What did it sound/feel like?


Windows rattled , house shook and I fell out of the chair I was leaning back in..It was some crazy stuff






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Traveler
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


I was home with my folks for the holiday and had just stepped outside. Felt the tremor under my feet just before hearing the blast. Within minutes the sky was littered with shreds of insulation(?) and by 5pm the sky was dark as night from the smoke.


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toosleaux
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In my driveway in Central, my dad was an operator at the time at Exxon but was off. Um it sounded like an explosion miles away.





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patnuh
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


I was at my grandparent's house in LP. My uncle was outside trying to get a bonfire started when it blew. It rattled the windows and shook the house some...we thought my uncle had blown himself up outside.


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Kajungee
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89


I was at Womans Hospital, best friends wife was having a baby.

Felt the building shake. Later we snuck up to the roof and could see the flames flicker from there.






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