I've started a collection of historic movies from Colonial Hills. Thanks to Dave on Kenbrook Drive, we have a real treasure. The video below was taken by Raymond S. Baby who lived at 280 E. Selby Blvd. This film was shot after the Great Thanksgiving Blizzard on November 25th, 1950, probably on the 26th as everyone was digging out. This storm is famous because it struck with full force as Ohio State was playing Michigan in Columbus, and this game was ever after known as the Snow Bowl. I believe that the woman and child shown toward the end of the clip was Raymond's wife Margaret and their son. Note that on the house sign for 280 E. Selby, they engrave "Raymar" - Raymond & Margaret!

The next video is from the Great Ohio Windstorm of 2008, and was shot on the afternoon of September 14th on Kenbrook Drive. This crazy storm was caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ike (which wrecked Galveston Island) mixed with a cold front and blasted Ohio with 75 mph winds. We were in the middle of a drought, and this windstorm was completely dry - no rain! The wind knocked over trees, which took out power lines. Although I got power back the next day at noon, many of my neighbors were out for 8 days!!