Colton, California, circa 1941: The most shocking incident in deYong family history

About five minutes after this photo was taken, my dad took a milking machine off one cow and took one step backward in preparation to put it on the next cow when some unsuspected short circuit caused a blue bolt of electricity to arc across the barn. His entire herd of six cows was immediately electrocuted, dropping dead as he stood just one step behind them. In that split second, he lost his entire inventory, his entire production line, his livelihood, and all his savings. Not to mention 100% of his his bovine buddies. I don’t know enough about electricity to know why he was spared. Was it because he was wearing rubber boots that provided enough insulation to protect him? Was it because he … Continue reading Colton, California, circa 1941: The most shocking incident in deYong family history