Our day started out with a pretty day, but sure did change in a hurry. We live in what is known as Tornado Alley which the storms normally start in Oklahoma, who has had more then their share the last two days. It has been so bad and my heart and prayers goes out to them. Also Wichita, Kansas, Kansas City, and us all have had the storms some of which was more severe then others. They say ours was straight winds clocked at 72 miles a hour, but the trees looked as though the branches were twisted off or pulled out of the ground. We had trees down all over our city , no electrictity in certain areas.Trees on houses. I know that it got real still before it hit. There was no air moving at all. The wind didn't really sound like a train, but it howled with heavy rain and hail. It tore down big signs. The picture with the storm damage was taken at our daughter's house. Part of the roof was laying on a power line. The swing set is in shambles, but the best part was that they had just moved their camper to a new location or it would have been there by the garage. We were lucky.
My heart and prayers goes out to the people in Oklahoma and Kansas who are suffering right now. The pictures were devasting and it makes me think about our children here. None of our schools have an area to take the
kids other then the hallways in the center of the buildings. We are getting ready to build two new schools and I hope they took that in to consideration when they drew the plans.
The picture of the two wrestling is my grandson and his little friend. They don't hurt each other, but she is on him and then he is on top. They are so much alike. If you see one, the other is not that far away unless he is on his horse. They have so much fun together. Her parents call him their adopted son because all they have is girls.
They had Country Week this past week at the nursing home. They brought three tractors in for the residents to look at. They were going to have some other tractors, but they needed to be in the fields planting crops. They try to have entertainment for them. They were a 1940, 1943, and a 1947 farmall. At least the sun was shining that day for them. They had ice cream like the ice cream social to give them good memories.
I will continue to pray for my friends and family that have gone through so much here in the last few days, Take care