CONNECTIONS TO HIS FAMILY…AND EVEN OLDER ECLIPSES….DATING BACK TO THE 1800S. 00;00;01;03 – 00;00;24;19 UNKNOWN WELL, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, THERE’S ALWAYS BEEN A FASCINATION WITH SOLAR ECLIPSES FOR ME PERSONALLY. AND WHEN I STARTED LOOKING INTO SOME OF THE HISTORICAL ECLIPSES THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN NEW ENGLAND, THERE WERE SOME RATHER STRANGE OCCURRENCES THAT I FOUND WHICH SORT OF FELL INTO MY LINEAGE. SO THE STORY BEGINS BACK IN THE YEAR 1806, WHEN THE GRISWOLD FAMILY HOMESTEAD WAS BEING BUILT IN CONNECTICUT. 00;00;24;21 – 00;00;55;08 UNKNOWN NOW THIS HOUSE STILL STANDS, AND IT WAS MY GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT GRANDFATHER WHO BUILT THE HOME, AND THEY DID A HOUSE RAISING ON A JUNE DAY IN 1806. NOW A HOUSE RAISING THE OXEN, THE HORSES ALL COME. THE TOWN GATHERS TO LIFT THE TIMBERS. AND WOULDN’T YOU KNOW IT? WELL, LET ME SHARE IT WITH YOU. HERE IT SAYS WORD HAD BEEN CAREFULLY HANDED DOWN THAT JOHN GRISWOLD’S HOME WAS RAISED ON JUNE 16TH, 1806, THE DAY OF A TOTAL ECLIPSE. 00;00;55;10 – 00;01;17;12 UNKNOWN I FOUND IT FASCINATING. AND I ACTUALLY DID THE RESEARCH TO FIND OUT THAT THAT DID, IN FACT, OCCUR IN SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT. INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, MY FAMILY HOME WAS BUILT DURING A TOTAL ECLIPSE. WELL, THE STORY CONTINUES, THOUGH, BECAUSE IF YOU FAST FORWARD ON TO 1925, THERE ACTUALLY WAS ANOTHER TOTAL ECLIPSE THAT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK CITY, ANOTHER NEW ENGLAND ECLIPSE. 00;01;17;19 – 00;01;47;19 UNKNOWN BUT THIS ONE WAS FASCINATING BECAUSE THIS POSTCARD I FOUND IN A SET OF POSTCARDS THAT MY MOTHER HAD GIVEN ME. SO ONCE AGAIN, A TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE WITH AN ORIGINAL POSTCARD FROM 1925 GIVEN TO ME BY MY MOTHER. OF COURSE, HAS BEEN OTHER TOTAL ECLIPSES HERE IN NEW ENGLAND. PORTLAND EXPERIENCED IT LAST ONE BACK IN THE 1930S AND THE LAST TOTAL ECLIPSE MORE RECENTLY BUT DIDN’T GO THROUGH PORTLAND WAS ACTUALLY CUTTING THROUGH THE BANK OR AREA IN 1963. 00;01;47;21 – 00;02;13;01 UNKNOWN AND WOULDN’T YOU KNOW IT? ALTHOUGH I WAS VERY YOUNG AT THE TIME, 1963, I WAS IN BANGOR, MAINE FOR THAT TOTAL ECLIPSE. AND SURE ENOUGH, MY MOTHER HAD ANOTHER POSTCARD FROM 1963. MY DAD TELLS ME THAT, YES, I DID EXPERIENCE THAT TOTAL ECLIPSE ON THAT DAY. FAST FORWARD TO 2017, AND OF COURSE, I HAD TO BE IN NORTH CAROLINA FOR THE MOST RECENT TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. 00;02;13;03 – 00;02;24;19 UNKNOWN AND OF COURSE, WE’VE GOT THE ONE COMING UP ON MONDAY. SO THIS WILL BE MY THIRD TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. AND IT’S

A glance again on New England photo voltaic eclipses beginning in 1806

Sister station WMTW meteorologist Roger Griswold takes us via the historical past of eclipses in New England and a few unusual occurrences he present in his family. The story begins again within the 12 months 1806 when the Griswold household homestead was being in-built Connecticut. The home Roger’s great-great-great-great-grandfather constructed nonetheless stands. On June 16, 1806, paperwork point out the house was raised on the day of a complete eclipse.”I discovered it fascinating. And I really did the analysis to seek out out that that did, in actual fact, happen in southern Connecticut. Interestingly sufficient, my household residence was constructed throughout a complete eclipse. Well, the story continues, although, as a result of for those who quick ahead on to 1925, there really was one other whole eclipse that occurred in New York City, one other New England eclipse,” Roger explains. Continue to learn the article in his personal phrases: “This one was fascinating as a result of this postcard I discovered in a set of postcards that my mom had given me. “So as soon as once more, a complete photo voltaic eclipse with an unique postcard from 1925 given to me by my mom. Of course, there have been different whole eclipses right here in New England. Portland skilled its final one again within the Thirties and the final whole eclipse extra lately did not undergo Portland however was really slicing via the Bangor in 1963. “Wouldn’t you realize it? Although I used to be very younger on the time, 1963, I used to be in Bangor, Maine for that whole eclipse. And positive sufficient, my mom had one other postcard from 1963. My dad tells me that, sure, I did expertise that whole eclipse on that day. Fast ahead to 2017, and naturally, I needed to be in North Carolina for the latest whole photo voltaic eclipse.”And, in fact, we have the one arising on Monday. So, this will probably be my third whole photo voltaic eclipse. And it is simply fascinating that wherever I am going, I at all times are usually within the path of totality.”

Sister station WMTW meteorologist Roger Griswold takes us via the historical past of eclipses in New England and a few unusual occurrences he present in his family.

The story begins again within the 12 months 1806 when the Griswold household homestead was being in-built Connecticut.

The home Roger’s great-great-great-great-grandfather constructed nonetheless stands. On June 16, 1806, paperwork point out the house was raised on the day of a complete eclipse.

“I discovered it fascinating. And I really did the analysis to seek out out that that did, in actual fact, happen in southern Connecticut. Interestingly sufficient, my household residence was constructed throughout a complete eclipse. Well, the story continues, although, as a result of for those who quick ahead on to 1925, there really was one other whole eclipse that occurred in New York City, one other New England eclipse,” Roger explains.

Continue to learn the article in his personal phrases:

“This one was fascinating as a result of this postcard I discovered in a set of postcards that my mom had given me.

“So as soon as once more, a complete photo voltaic eclipse with an unique postcard from 1925 given to me by my mom. Of course, there have been different whole eclipses right here in New England. Portland skilled its final one again within the Thirties and the final whole eclipse extra lately did not undergo Portland however was really slicing via the Bangor in 1963.

“Wouldn’t you realize it? Although I used to be very younger on the time, 1963, I used to be in Bangor, Maine for that whole eclipse. And positive sufficient, my mom had one other postcard from 1963. My dad tells me that, sure, I did expertise that whole eclipse on that day. Fast ahead to 2017, and naturally, I needed to be in North Carolina for the latest whole photo voltaic eclipse.

“And, in fact, we have the one arising on Monday. So, this will probably be my third whole photo voltaic eclipse. And it is simply fascinating that wherever I am going, I at all times are usually within the path of totality.”