From Pat Branch:
I saw the 1970 eclipse from the Melbourne Florida area as an 11 year old. I remember the surprising darkness, the sounds of the birds getting quiet. The dogs heading toward the house and how the temperature dropped. I had made a cardboard box pinhole reflector like they showed in school or in the newspaper. At the moment of totality I took the box off and looked at the sun. It is something that you will remember. Now I see it is going to almost run right over my home town half way between Columbia and Orangeburg SC. WOW, I will have waited 47 years between eclipses. I will be home to see that!