It is easy to take for granted something that is so reliable and ever-present. We expect light when we flip on a switch or to see our favorite show when we turn on the TV.
But many Americans remember what it was like to live without electricity. We sat down with Bill Bohn, a dairy farmer from Longmont, Colo., to learn what it was like to grow up in the dark.
Bill was born in western Nebraska, where his family had a small farm.
He and his family moved to Longmont with their tractor, belongings and Bill’s pony when he was eight.
When Bill saw the yard light in the driveway of his new home, he knew things were going to be different.
Listen as Bill talks about how electricity changed his life.