Thursday, May 7, 2009

Still kicking!

Well my goodness, you turn around and here it is May already! May in our house is one month that sticks in our minds for several reasons. And while we are under a tornado watch here reason number 1 comes to mind. May is a really big tornado outbreak month here in the Midwest. I don't know why and I don't worry about it because just what are the odds of ever being in an actual tornado. We moved to Edmond Oklahoma in the summer of 85. As our 1st spring approached so did the active weather warnings flashing across the TV screen. We questioned our neighbors as to what we should do or expect and our neighbors thought we New Yorkers were pretty silly! Well they said, when the bad weather rolls in, why we go out on the porch and watch or get up on the roof and take pictures! Tornadoes don't come to Edmond, they always make a loop right around us. On May 8th 1986 we were under a big tornado warning. You can probably guess where this is going LOL! Hubby of course was out on the porch with our girls and his camera, all our neighbors were waving at each other and looking at the sky, at that big rotating wall cloud. I was in the house holding my 5 month old baby boy. Then the TV went poof, along with the electricity and in comes my family screaming to get in the closet for gods sake! A funnel had dropped, right smack in our neighborhood. All 5 of us squished in that tiny closet, plus our little dog too (this was way before Cleo!) And there we waited in the dark, just waiting and listening, like forever it seems. Well anyway, our home was not one of the ones hit. Our tornado made National Geographic Magazine. I also saw footage of it on Utube and tried to download that without any success, but oh well, I'm sure you've seen one tornado you've seen them all!
Mothers Day in our house is also the day our 1st daughter Melissa was born, how special is that, every 7 years we get to celebrate together! I also have to add, that tornado hit the day before her birthday and she made sure her presents were in the closet with us LOL!

For those of you who read my daughter Melissas Texas Twinadoes blog, you know that this Mothers Day marks 2 years of our Grandson Brandon being cancer free. The gift Brandon received on that day, is one more precious and powerful than any gift you could probably be given, a new lease on life through organ donation.
As for me this Mothers Day, Jerry and I will be driving home from Oklahoma City. Our Grandson William is being baptised Sunday morning! You all can think of me driving right on up tornado alley road on my way home LOL!
Have a wonderful weekend, may you be spoiled and pampered this Mothers Day!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

aww! I stink for not cecking this earlier! :) Your so sweet mommy! I love that pic of me and I will NEVER forget that tornado ever! I have tornado dreams at least once a week! I love you! xoxoxo