Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Totality Finale

Wow! All the build up for the eclipse was really worth it! It was something I won't forget for a long time. I'm going to make one final post, then it is back to quilting!

 Here was our eclipse eve sunset! A precursor of things to come!

Eclipse morning I rode my bike to work. 
 And took a few photos.

 People were up and moving early on Monday! Here's our park already filling up.
 Here's a big hill overlooking the town. 
 We were open for business but when it got close we locked the front door and got ready!
 The temperature started to fall and my wisecracking son came out of the store with this jacket on! I love this shot!
 Here was a shot taken with my iphone. 
 And these two my son took with his camera!

This is the other side of our business during totality. I really didn't think it was going to get as dark as it did.
Our little town made a lot of news and even 2 pages of The Wall Street Journal!

This was in town and cool to see.
And I have mentioned it several times on social media, but my daughter's boyfriend proposed during the 2 minutes of totality! She said YES!
And this was Monday's sunset to top of a terrific day!

I'm loving seeing all the great photos from everywhere! It was quite an event!!

Love you all! Thanks for reading!

30 comments:

  1. I wondered, when I saw the man in the heavy coat picture the other day, why someone would have been in such attire when everyone else was in summer clothes. Now I understand. Exciting day in your little town.

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  2. It really was amazing to see the excitement everywhere. A day to remember.

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  3. Lori un día emocionante para tu familia.
    gracias por compartir.
    En España solo se pudo ver muy tarde y poco en Galicia

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  4. Skip didn't recognize who was in the parka. I did instantly! Fun pictures!

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  5. Your son is a crackup!..those two photos he took are the best I have seen...perhaps the anticipation was the best part?

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  6. Gorgeous sunset the night before!
    Love your son's sense of humor. And he got some great shots!
    Did you get the numbers of people that were expected? The little town we went to in Idaho had not geared up like Madras did, but it wasn't totally swamped, either. Just campgrounds full and lots of people in the park, and the school and church parking lots.
    So exciting for your daughter--a proposal never to be forgotten!

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  7. Wonderful photos and congratulations on the engagement of your daughter. Here in southeast SD we expected about 90% viewing, but got 0% due to the nasty thunderstorm rolling through at just that time. But it did get very very dark here. And I watched coverage on TV from around the country.

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  8. Thanks for sharing the event. It was uneventful here, Not a change on lightness. That Kenny, what a cutup!

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  9. So fun! What a memorable proposal! Now you get to make a wedding quilt? :0) your son got some great pictures - thanks for sharing your experience.

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  10. Thanks so much for sharing this Lori. It must have been a magnificent experience. as for your daughter, I'll bet she will NEVER forget this day. Congratulations! I see a new quilt in your future!

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  11. Wonderful experience, thank you for sharing it with us! Will you make an eclipse quilt!?
    PS The lampost signs are cool. Grab one and stow it in your attic for your great-great grandkids to find on Antiques Roadshow 100 years from now!

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  12. Great stories and photos! Love every bit of it! Really life changing event for your daughter and her boyfriend--what a great idea!

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  13. Congratulations on an upcoming wedding, which might be hard to match the proposal! It appears your little town survived totality.

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  14. You really got a great spot to see the eclipse. I couldn't see anything but glare, then my the kids from our neighborhood came over with glasses, such a difference, lol. Congratulations on the engagement.

    Debbie

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  15. Thanks for sharing all of this, Lori. I loved reading it, loved the pictures, and loved the engagement!!!

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  16. Not many people can say they popped the question or said yes during the totality of an eclipse. How cool!!

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  17. Loved watching social media for the Eclipse. It was a welcome break from the otherwise bad news feed. I saw a quote about how the world was all looking up. Great thinking on your future Son's part. Happy wedding planning.

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  18. great photos Lori - what an amazing day you had there! I love the street banners. It would be cool to get one of those! Congratulations to your daughter, what a special day to get engaged - the eclipse diamond ring! awesome!

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  19. We didn't have much eclipse here in northern Indiana, but in 2024, we're in the area of totality!

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  20. Great posting on the "EVENT", but the town sign has the farmer man staring at the eclipse with his glasses in his hand!!
    Was there a mass exodus? How did your town fare afterwards?
    Congratulations on the engagement!! Will be fun, Shish kabobs? Swordfish?

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  21. How many people are going to go back and look at the sign? I would...

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  22. Oh my gosh! Outstanding pictures of the eclipse (!!!!), the people, the sky, and the lovely proposal!!! Thanks so much for sharing for those of us not in the path of Totality.

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  23. I love your view of life, you embrace it and share the "whole" event. Those skies were fabulous. So happy to hear your family continues to grow, and what a fun time for a proposal!

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  24. Quite the memorable day I'd say!! Love the pictures!

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  25. I'm so glad we were able to see it - AWESOME!!!

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  26. Would have loved to been there. Here in Houston area it was like a cloud was blocking the sun. We did look through the glasses and it was neat to see the sun like a crescent moon. Thanks so much sharing. Congratulations on your daughter's engagement.

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  27. Love the pics! Our little burg in the Willamette Valley had quite a party (4 days of fun).
    Haha Laurie Bingham...I went back to look!

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  28. Thank you for sharing all your wonderful pictures! Congratulations on your daughter's engagement.

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  29. Great photos of the day, didn't notice much change but we were int eh 80% area and I didn't have the glasses so avoided going out. What a lovely way to remember the eclipse for your daughter and now fiancé. Best wishes to them.

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  30. Thanks for the pics! We had an eclipse in France in 1999. It was amazing! Congrats to your daughter!!!

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