East Tennessee remembers the blizzard...

East Tennessee remembers the blizzard of 1993

There are 72 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Mar 12, 2008, titled East Tennessee remembers the blizzard of 1993. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

It may feel like spring, but this time 15 years ago, it was anything but pleasant.

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Leslie

Knoxville, TN

#62 Mar 14, 2008
I greatly enjoyed the Blizzard of 1993.
I didn't have to go to work for a good week.
I didn't have any power but my water pipes didn't freze. I stayed nice and cozy with a wood heater and a huge pile of seasoned oak in my backyard.

I packed food into an ice chest after the downed fridge was at its limit of temp. and stuck some out in the snow.

I had oil lamps for light in the evenings. My boyfriend even hooked up a little five inch TV to a car battery and we watched WBIR. We had no KUB but we had TV.

We had great gourmet meals come off of the wood stove and out of the fireplace.
My next door neighbour was not as lucky. He was trying to stay warm with a kereosene heater and tried to heat a can of soup on it.

I loved the Blizzard. I hadn't decent one since I had been a kod.
Bert

Knoxville, TN

#63 Jan 7, 2011
Bandit Vol 69 wrote:
I had power, water, and cable all week. We had plenty of food, and plenty of ways to cook it. I had the best sledding hills available in my neighborhood and several neighborhood kids to play with, including my 2 brothers. It was in West Knoxville, and I didnt have to deal with idiots. So far all you people that had a rough time, suck it!
My uncle passed away during the blizzard. Our road was so bad that it took a good deal of time before an ambulance could take away the body. We had no water or power for a week out in South Knox County. While I can appreciate that you had a good time in the blizzard, there is no need to be rude to people who had a real hardship.
meeehhh

Knoxville, TN

#64 Jan 9, 2011
i dont see that is rude. i see that as someone who enjoyed their blizzard. sorry for your loss and hardship during the blizzard. someone was just sharing their story. how u got that this person was being rude i will never know!! i had hardships as well and certainly dont look at it as this person being rude!
Jalepeno

Oak Ridge, TN

#65 Jan 9, 2011
meeehhh wrote:
i dont see that is rude. i see that as someone who enjoyed their blizzard. sorry for your loss and hardship during the blizzard. someone was just sharing their story. how u got that this person was being rude i will never know!! i had hardships as well and certainly dont look at it as this person being rude!
Telling all the people who had a hard time during the blizzard to suck it is not being rude?Can I have some of what you are smoking?
ForgetMeNot

United States

#66 Jan 11, 2011
I remember the Blizzard of 93, well.
My fiance' and I had just moved in to a new
house. We were madly in love. We woke up
to a "Winter Wonderland" setting. I insisted
on going to work, but everything was closed.
We got out and walked 3 miles to a convenience
store for eggs and bread. We had limited heat,
but we had good ole body heat. We stayed in
bed for 3 or 4 days. It was unbelievable! And,
of course, 9 months later, we had our baby boy.
That was such a wondeful time!!!
ForgetMeNot

United States

#67 Jan 11, 2011
And I remember the cat jumped off the steps, into
the snow, and he disappeared. He was buried
down in the snow.
He didn't go back out anymore, after that....
Casey

Chicago, IL

#68 Jan 31, 2011
Wow! The Blizzard of '93. I lived in a little community near Maryville and Walland, called Top of the World (at the top of Foothills Parkway). I went to bed at about 12am that night, woke up to about 40 inches of snow. Up to 12' snow drifts on the mountain. People there had no way of going anywhere or getting any supplies. The Army National Guard ended up flying helicopters up to bring us little red kerosene lanterns, MRE's, and Kerosene. It was eight days before we were able to leave the mountain. I remember walkin from my friend's house to my house across the lake. Never heard ice crack on a lake before that day. THUNDER!! What? in a blizzard? Oh no!!!!! RUN!!!!!!!!(we were 13 and 15 years old.) I will says i had a blast during that blizzard. Now I live in chicago, facing the blizzard of 2011!! WOOHOO!!!
Casey

Chicago, IL

#69 Jan 31, 2011
I dont know why this thing says im in Yakima, WA.....Im in chicago, IL. LOL
headbanger

Fort Campbell, TN

#70 Jul 7, 2012
ForgetMeNot wrote:
I remember the Blizzard of 93, well.
My fiance' and I had just moved in to a new
house. We were madly in love. We woke up
to a "Winter Wonderland" setting. I insisted
on going to work, but everything was closed.
We got out and walked 3 miles to a convenience
store for eggs and bread. We had limited heat,
but we had good ole body heat. We stayed in
bed for 3 or 4 days. It was unbelievable! And,
of course, 9 months later, we had our baby boy.
That was such a wondeful time!!!
why does everyone think that being trapped in a snowstorm meens you have to screw while your stuck?
JULIE WATKINS

Cincinnati, OH

#71 Aug 25, 2012
I REMEMBER THE STORM VERY WELL!!!! I WAS IN IT STUCK ON THE EXPRESSWAY FOR 2 DAYS AND THEN SLEPT ON THE PACKED TRUCK STOP FOR A NIGHT!
Rose

Greensboro, NC

#72 Jan 28, 2014
I have such fond memories of the blizzard. We were without power for about a week so without much else to do we sat around the kitchen table with our kerosene lanterns & heater close and played board & card games with our parents. Also, got together with neighborhood kids and built snowmen, went sledding, had snowball fights, etc. I will always treasure the family time most though because as teenagers quickly coming upon adulthood it was some much needed bonding time. As my teen is quickly coming into adulthood I can't help but reminisce and wish for another "blizzard".
Diane

Knoxville, TN

#73 Feb 2, 2014
headbanger wrote:
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why does everyone think that being trapped in a snowstorm meens you have to screw while your stuck?
It's a local tradition. I hated the Blizzard of '93 I got snowed in with my perv of an uncle. YEEEEEEECH!!!

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