Archive for March, 2014

I remember this day very well. We lived in the former Bob Buskirk’s log house at the Forks of Big Hurricane. The morning of the train collision, the two Ratcliffe sisters, Dorothy and Lois Ann, we’re standing in our kitchen keeping warm while waiting on the school bus. No bus ran up the Left Fork of Big Hurricane, so the sisters and their brother Billy would walk 1 mile out of Left Fork to catch the bus. That morning was spent talking about things going on at FGHS, not knowing this would be the last time we would see them. The girls funeral was held at the Big Hurricane Baptist Church. we were great friends and spent many weekends playing together. David Carroll, a football player and a mother and her daughter were also killed. Their name slips my mind at this time.

G B Berry



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