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wallowinit
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89

I was at home taking a shower. I thought something in or around the house had blown up. The water pressure immediately went slack. I ran out of the shower and ran around the inside of my house dripping wet naked looking out the windows trying to see what blew up.
I went back to the shower in time to hear the news on my shower radio say what it was.
I got dressed and went drive over both bridges and LA 1 and I-110 looking at the smoke and fire.
My company got a lot of good work out of it.


bobby magee
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
We lived in Briarwood Estates, we were in my friends backyard on the trampoline and it scared my bother so bad he fell off the trampoline (before sissy nets).. Good times


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hunt66
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
In apartment getting ready for evening Church. Rattled apartment and all plates/cups in cabinets. Thought it was something in the complex and then on way to downtown heard it and saw smoke. Somber service indeed.


lsu0005
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
sitting not to far from the location of the blast


OldTigahFot
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
In Baker, working on Christmas decorations at St. Isidore Church. I ran outside and knew immediately it was Exxon. We worked the next two months without a day off. And if I remember correctly, 2 people were killed, one contractor and one Exxon hand whom I knew very well.


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CurDog
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
i was home for chrsitmas break. parents lived in old jefferson subdivision.

felt like an quick earthquake


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HeadSlash
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
At work, sitting around with an old gf. We though a plane had crashed.


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BeaverPRO
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
I was 4, I don't remember.


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FelicianaTigerfan
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
My dad was working when that happened and my mom panicked but tried to keep us in the dark


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Python
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
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I ran out of the shower and ran around the inside of my house dripping wet naked


I call that "Saturday Night".


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stonedbegonias
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
At our house off of Brightside Dr. My Dad had just loaned a propane tank to my mentally challenged uncle who lived next door a few minutes prior to the explosion. We though he blew himself up.


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thanksjhester
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
In Exxon


dinner roll
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
In my backyard. I remember it was really, really cold. I thought the Russians had finally attacked. Miss the Cold War.


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meauxjeaux2
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
Bet that shite was crazy!


CurDog
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
i started working out there about a year after. doing a bunch of demo shit, very weird feeling being out there


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skuter
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
about 2 blocks from Tony's Seafood. Shat my pants


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shutterspeed
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
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Where were you when it happened? What did it sound/feel like?


I guess I must've been 12.

I was at home in Monticello. Just opened the fridge to get something to eat or drink and everything in the fridge rattled. Couldn't figure out what the hell had happened.

Then I saw what happened on the news.


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MikeBRLA
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
I was at BR Sports Unlimited. The ceiling tiles all began to shake even that far away. Later we heard the boom. The place cleared out. Shortly later we saw the smoke and knew it was Exxon.


LT
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
Walking through Shenandoah to Great Games with my little brother. Knocked us both down. We looked at each other like war just broke out. When we got to the game room we drove towards the smoke with the owner but never got cLose. Learned what happened on the car radio


BR Tiger
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re: The great Exxon Christmas eve explosion of 89
Was driving on I-110 north. Prob about a mile past. Scare the crap out of me.


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