Thursday, May 5, 2011
Pray for Hackleburg
I rushed to Marion County, Ala., Wednesday evening of last week not really knowing what I would find.
At about 4:45 p.m. that day, I had received a call from my sister Vickie.
“Have you heard what’s happened here?” she asked.
Close to Nowhere
Paducah in springtime
“I never knew the charm of spring, Never met it face to face, I never knew my heart to sing... April in Paris...”
April in Paris has nothing on April in Paducah, Ky.!
A friend and fellow Piecemaker of Oxford quilt guild member, Sandi Cade and I, along with youngest granddaughter Remy, left early Wednesday morning, in all the thunderstorms and flooding for “the” quilt show in Paducah.
Mississippians will persevere through storms and flooding
The recent storms that passed through much of the South claimed the lives of at least 32 in Mississippi and injured hundreds more. The tornadoes produced by these storms are unprecedented, and the destruction they caused is enormous.
My prayers are with theafamilies of those who died and all those impacted. Mississippians remain resilient, and we will overcome these difficulties as we have in the past.
Letter To The Editor
Upon reading Marie R. McClatchy’s letter about the need for tornado sirens, my memory went back to the time when the old water tower was across from the old fire department.
Mounted on its frame, about halfway up, was a huge siren that was used to call volunteer firemen to the station. It could be heard all over town.
I have no idea what happened to it but, if anyone knows, it would solve the need for a tornado siren today.
Tom Stewart Sr.
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