Monday, May 23, 2011

Tsunami of Tornadoes....

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of  the plains states,and the southern states, especially  Alabama(Tuscaloosa), Mississippi, and most recently, Missouri especially St. Louis and now the  devastation in Joplin.  Our country has endured a tsunami of deadly tornadoes SO FAR this season.

I remember as a child after having moved to Texas from Philadelphia,  my family was living in a small town called Hillsboro, about 60 miles south of Dallas.  I was about 12 and we were having dinner about 6PM. The same time the tornado hit Joplin last night.  Betty and Bill (my Mom and dad) were looking out the kitchen window over the sink.  In my young mind I thought they were looking at SOMETHING. So, I got up from the table and looked out the patio door to a TORNADO SKY.  Black on top and gray on the bottom.  My eyes widened and I stared in amazement as there were no less than SEVEN funnel clouds spinning from the blackness into the gray sky below.  We were lucky, they dissipated....... I can't imagine what would have happened if one had turned into a category 4 storm like the one that hit Joplin last night.  I keep thinking, how many were just sitting around having dinner like we were?

Please donate to your local Red Cross, again.
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  1. Hi Maryanne,

    Have heard the news and how terrible all these disasters are, happening all around the world. We had a small tornado over in NZ the other day ( we hardly ever get them) and one person died.
    My thoughts and prayers go out to the people, so very sad and must be frightening.


  2. oh so sad to hear about what´s going on, may they all be safe!!!!!
    hugs dear

  3. Hello Maryanne,
    We are here in Europe aware about all these disasters and we're thinking of all the people effected.
    Very touching and thoughtful post!

    Best wishes to America!

    Greetings from the Périgord,

  4. Such horrible times for so many people. My heart goes out to them. It was all around me in Montgomery, ALabama. Nothing will ever be the same.
    Lovely pos.

  5. wow this is so awesome never seen something like that before is it real????

  6. Me and my girl scout troop are making jugs and putting blurbs on them to collect donations for the Red Cross in New Jersey. I pray for those affected. :)

  7. I'm glad I don't have to deal with this where I live. It's amazing though the attitude of people that are hit by this. They just get up and rebuild.

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