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Subject: It bolted me out of bed and then I ran back and forth trying to stop two hanging globe lamps from hitting the walls and shattering for about 60 seconds.

A rude awakening Iíll never forget!
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Date Posted: Tuesday, February 09, 05:42:04pm
In reply to: Around 60 killed, hundreds injured 's message, "Archive: San Fernando earthquake, Feb. 9, 1971" on Tuesday, February 09, 12:02:37pm

The lamps survived. My dry witted brother came out of his room and asked if anyone was dead? Mom and I were fine.

We didnít hear from my father, who had already left for work, for several hours. Iím sure those were some of the longest hours of my motherís adult life.

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I was a kid and what really woke me up was my folks grabbing me out of bed. (NT)Got dressed and went to school not much later.Tuesday, February 09, 05:57:14pm
    I woke up because a huge picture Frame came off my wall. Right onto my FACE! (NT)It was hanging above my bed and it hurt like heck.Tuesday, February 09, 08:55:22pm

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