Tag Archives: disasters

A Memoir of Permanent Change

An EF 5 tornado, one of the strongest on record, struck my home town a year ago on a Sunday evening, May 22 at about 5:30 PM.  Its path was only a couple of miles south of our house.  I … Continue reading

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Forrest Gump in Joplin

Mama always said, dying was a part of life. I sure wish it wasn’t.  — Forrest Gump Sometimes I feel like Forrest Gump.  Stuff seems to happen wherever I go. At the time of the Cuban Missile crisis I was … Continue reading

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