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6.13.2012

Dallas Had All Hail Break Loose


Lots or car windows busted out. Skylights at Northpark Mall punctured.

Still doesn't hold a candle* to the hail storm during Mayfest in Fort Worth in the 1990s.
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*I have no idea what the saying of "hold a candle" means without checking The Google. I'll do that tomorrow.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I look forward to learning what "hold the candle" means.

BTW...I've been wondering this for a while.

If you are homosexual and your thinking is illogical, you love to troll various blogs and need an idiotic moniker, how long would it take you to arrive at the name "Rage"?

Anonymous said...

I was in a limo in Fort Worth headed to my prom during the 95 storm.....knocked the panels off the inside of the doors......i knocked the bottom out of something later that night

Anonymous said...

"I understand it to mean that the person has so much less skill or beauty, intelligence, talent, or some other good quality) than you that the comparison can't even be made. Apprentices used to hold candles to light the work that a master artist or craftsman was doing. The person who held the candle was at a lower level in his or her career than the master. What is implicit in the saying is that the person is not worthy even to hold the light for you."

he,he, hope I didn't ruin the surprise...lol

Anonymous said...

I knocked the bottom out of it too after you passed out! - DF limo guy!

Anonymous said...

12:43 I laughed until milk squirted out my nose...Tnx Man

I too was at Mayfest that year and nearly got kilt.

Anonymous said...

10:17- You must not be from Decatur if you had a date to prom? Decatur always has the non-date prom. Your comment is hilar! Well done! I agree with 8:50 but I grew up here and what is Mayfest? i don't wanna get kilt.

Bryant Family said...

Cinco de Mayo 1995 is when the BIG hail storm hit (May 5th for those not from Texas). I worked at a car dealer on the west side of Fort Worth. We did not have a single car on the lot that didn't have at least one window blown out. I don't mean broken, I mean totally blown out of the car. We sold Oldsmobiles at the time and most of their cars had some fiberglass body panels. The hail punch through those just like the windows. Since the hail was followed by torrential rain this made for a significant mess.

The strange part was that when we opened on Saturday morning there were people already on the lot looking for hail deals. They were buying cars with no rear window, with holes through the fender and with grapefruit sized dents covering the vehicle. Since our insurance adjusters had not been out yet we had to 'guess' at the amount of damage, and be conservative to make sure we didn't discount them more than the damage. So, if we felt a car had 7k of damage, we would discount it 4k and people were just buying them left and right. Had they waited a week they could have gotten one with the glass fixed and the full damage discount, but they were too eager to not miss the great hail sale. It was funny watching someone drive off in a loaded Nissan Maxima with leather, Bose Stereo and every other available option on the inside, but beat all to heck on the outside.

We probably sold 20% of the damaged cars. Ultimately someone from south of the border bought the remaining inventory and hauled them off on car carriers. I assume they took them to Mexico, repaired them and then brought them back to the states to sell as used cars.

Anonymous said...

If you are homosexual and your thinking is illogical, you love to troll various blogs and need an idiotic moniker, how long would it take you to arrive at the name "Rage"?

There is actually a correct answer to this question.

Interesting, though, that I'm on your mind so often.


I bet the one that hit Waco (may be the same one) did more damage than the one at Mayfest.

Rage

Anonymous said...

ugh. May 5, 1995. I was in Dallas dodging tornados and flash floods. Bad night.

Anonymous said...

When I see your name Rage, I am not reading your post. You are nothing but a troll.

Anonymous said...

Why would you suggest Decatur has a non-date prom? What does that even mean? Lots of kids take dates to Decatur's prom. Decatur's prom is closed, if that's what you mean, but they can still take dates from the junior or senior class if they choose to do so. NO, however, they can't take someone's grandma, a 14-year-old, or a 28-year-old, but the DHS upperclassmen seem to prefer a closed prom. Yes, I Know, because I've asked them.