Posted by Peanutscreams on Monday, March 5, 2012
Most folks here from Southern Indiana will remember the tornados of 1974, but how many remember the ones that hit about nine, ten years prior to that , I think 1964? I was only 8 years old, so I could be off a year or so. However, I still, to this day suffer from nightmares about what happened to us on that sunny afternoon.
I am startled awake during the night of images I seen on that day, my dad trying his best to gather up six of us kids and stuff us under one little bed. Our small Indiana farm, everything was just all so perfect; crops all planted, animals fed, cows milked, supper on the stove, baseball game with the brothers and sisters on the west 40. Yes all is good, then out of no where, no sirens, no whistles for us back then, BOOM!
It was so horrifying, something that was never suppose to really happen to us, but it was really happening. Then after the tornado had passed and left it's deadly mark, the sight of our picture perfect little paradise of a farm, littered and scared, never to be the same.
Let's give to rebuild communities, but let us not forget the children that are traumatized by these twisters, they also will need professional help to assist them in understanding how life will be throwing curve balls every now and then and there are positive ways in how we can deal with it.
Monday, March 5, 2012 @5:16:50 PM
I remember "74' tornado that hit Xenia, Ohio....no, I wasn't in it, but close enough...
Monday, March 5, 2012 @6:54:59 PM
yeah, I remember the "Palm Sunday" tornadoes. We lived in the city, and had a basement. Still very scary.
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