Sunday, March 31, 2019

I was nearly nine years old and I remember that night like it was yesterday.

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H/T to Chris in Cullman


  1. I was 7 when the Lubbock tornado passed right over the house. I'll never forget that night. Alexander's Jewelers used the them from 2001 Space Odyssey on their ads.... That played on the battery radio while we were under the house waiting out the storm... When I hear that, I'm right back on that quilt listening to the wind, hail and rain... It was studied for developing the F scale.... an F5....

    Those days are memorable. I'm glad you lived through it.

  2. Indiana here. I too remember that day well.

    To this day, when conditions are right, I start looking for a hole to hide in. IIRC, I was 8 years old.

  3. my first tornado was when I was 6 years old in Dallas - went up on a ladder on the garage and watched it go by on one side of Love Field while we lived on the other. Still remember the eerie atmosphere, strange coloration in the sky, the sirens going off and the occasional flash from a transformer exploding... Then in '78, an F4 hit Wichita Falls - my two aunts and uncle were very lucky, just making it into a big culvert under the road behind their house. A neighbor was killed about 100 yds away by flying debris while taking shelter in the drainage ditch alongside that road. Even small ones are nothing to mess with, and bigs ones are VERY scary - Mother Nature's power is awful at times, and always unpredictable.


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