Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy Photos From Barnegat NJ

Photo Tour of Hurricane Sandy
Starting on:
Sunday, October 28, 2012

Our neighborhood is about 7 miles west of Barnegat Bay, 15 miles west of Long Beach Island.

Sandy is supposed to make landfall somewhere near Atlantic City.  We are about 40 some miles north of there.

We were up and out early yesterday to take some pictures before most of the area would inevitably be off limits to us.

A reporter from a local paper, (Asbury Park Press) was kind enough to take our picture.
Under Water
Our Tree Pre-Sandy
What will it look like Post-Sandy?  
Big Foot Pre-Sandy
I just love this, so silly.
Today, Monday, October 29, at about 11:00 a.m.
Rainy and Windy
Still Waiting for the Event.

I have created a page for Anna's Diary.  It can be found under the Tab titled Anna's Diary.
I have posted all of the entries to date there, starting with January 1, 1929.

Wed. October 23, 1929
Frances home from hospital.  Phoned that I was going over to see her this afternoon with Junior. On way stopped to see Grace.  Still waiting for the Stork.
Thurs. October 24, 1929
Home morning. Junior and I went to see Rae.  Had lunch with her.  Home early.  Edythe and Jean for supper.  Edythe had to leave to go to school.
Friday October 25, 1929
Home all day.  Hung around and read a bit.  Then had a very light supper as Jean does not come home for supper on Fridays on account of school.
Sat.  October 26, 1929
Home all day Jean went to N.Y. with Teddy shopping.  Left about seven and went to see "Remote Control" with Edythe.  Supper afterwards.  A very enjoyable evening.  Ted overnight.
Sun. October 27, 1929
Ted, Jean cleaned house as Ted is having some of her friends from college for supper.  Jean and I and Rosalie stayed in kitchen for our supper and twelve guests of Ted's had lovely time. 
Mon. October 28, 1929
Went to Mary's. Sick in bed.  Her mother there taking care of her.  Brought a delicious choc. cream pie and she enjoyed it immensely.
Tues.  October 29, 1929
Went down town.  Met Edythe for lunch.  Had lunch in Bambs tea room and discussed the play of Saturday night.  Shoppped a little then home. 

[Note: According to

Black Thursday - October 24, 1929
On the morning of Thursday, October 24, 1929, stock prices plummeted. Vast numbers of people were selling their stocks. Margin calls were sent out. People across the country watched the ticker as the numbers it spit out spelled their doom. The ticker was so overwhelmed that it quickly fell behind. A crowd gathered outside of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, stunned at the downturn. Rumors circulated of people committing suicide.
To the great relief of many, the panic subsided in the afternoon. When a group of bankers pooled their money and invested a large sum back into the stock market, their willingness to invest their own money in the stock market convinced others to stop selling.
The morning had been shocking, but the recovery was amazing. By the end of the day, many people were again buying stocks at what they thought were bargain prices.
On "Black Thursday," 12.9 million shares were sold - double the previous record.
Four days later, the stock market fell again.

I wonder why Anna did not mention this event in her diary.  Perhaps it did not have an effect on her or her family. ]


  1. Hope all goes well with you and you are able to stay safe in the aftermath of Sandy.


  2. My good friend's aunt lives on LBI, and I was thinking about her yesterday. Are you used to having these kinds of flood warnings? I'm in upstate NY, so the only recent flood issue we had was with Irene last year. Hope you're doing ok!

  3. Just now looking at your photos from before my storm. My heart is just broken over all the coverage coming out of LBI (and Point Pleasant and Seaside). All of those places with so many wonderful memories. Looks like we will all have a chance to help re-build the Jersey Shore that we love so much. Hope you and Ross are hanging in.

    1. That's what I get for not proofreading...obviously I meant before THE storm, not MY storm. It's been a long few days...Hugs.