Tuesday, April 13, 2010

It's that season again

The Hub took this photo from our front porch, in May of 1980 (I was huddled in the basement with the boys, The Hub wanted mightily to get in the van and follow the funnel) (we objected to that plan mightily).

This tornado disappeared shortly after the pic was snapped,. It did very little damage and caused no injuries. This is not the closest I've ever been to a tornado- that would be the one eight years ago, that went right through our front yard a week after we moved into the house where we live now. That storm did some minor damage (we found a portion of the Pizza Hut roof in our pasture later), but again, there were no injuries.

It's that season again- time to make sure that the battery-free flashlights are cranked up and placed in strategic places in the basement. Time to hope our luck holds. South Dakota can get interesting this time of year.


joannamauselina said...

Wow! Scary!!!! You certainly do have weather!

I'm trying to think of a witty remark about Toto, but can't come up with one. Take care.

Gramma Phyllis said...

When my mom was a kid many,many moons ago (she's 96+) and living in Sioux Falls, she tells of sitting on the front porch of the house (22nd and Minnesota) and watching tornadoes zipping along the ridge of the river. And we have done the same sort of thing in Omaha, although my aunt MarMar always insisted we kids had to go down to the basement. They are interesting at a distance but up close? No way do I want to be around one.