My Hometown Versus The Tornado  

goddessofbitches 41M/33F
5317 posts
11/7/2005 1:14 pm

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My Hometown Versus The Tornado

Yes..a tornado touched down in my hometown and the place where I grew up.

Henderson, Ky and Evansville In

The only thing separating these two places would be the Ohio River. To me...they are one city. Henderson is where I went to school, where I called home...and where you can find most of my family. But Evansville was my party town. Because there weren't many clubs or Malls in Henderson, we went across the bridge to Evansville for fun and excitement. To this day...I miss these places and if my husband ever wanted to move there, I would be there in a heartbeat.

I noticed that freetime648 mentioned the incident and I was pleased to see it. I am mentioning it for the same reason. These people need our prayers just as much as the hurricane victims needed them. No...the death toll is now just above 20 and not as high as the hurricane disaster...but this disaster was still that...A DISASTER. It not only ravaged through a mobile home park...but it went through one main tourist attraction for that area...Ellis Park...and killed one horse and causing such injury to two others that they needed to be put down.

The most shocking thing about this was, I actually planned a trip down there for this past weekend. Had I gone, I would have been in the Ville partying with some of my friends from high school and making my way towards Henderson at 3 or so. According to reports...the tornado struck somewhere between 2:30 and 3..
Considering the only way to Henderson...that I am presently aware driving on U.S41 south past Ellis Park before hitting the twin bridges over the Ohio...I could have quite possible been there at that time when it struck.
Good thing I decided against going home....

Please pray for these people who will now start building their lives over and grieve for loved ones lost....some are my friends and could be my family.


Always The Bitch

papyrina 51F
21133 posts
11/7/2005 1:58 pm

glad to see your safe and my prayers are with those who suffered,i've not long finsihed reading about this on yahoo.hugs hun

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MissAnnThrope 56F
11488 posts
11/7/2005 2:10 pm

I'm really sorry to hear this. I thought tornado season was over.

I've seen one tornado in my life. A wimpy, NJ tornado. We get them, but because the area is so mountainous, they never grow to what you see in plains states. I had never heard of a tornado in NJ when I was driving right for it. Then the announcer on the radio said tornados were touching down in Northern NJ. I got off the highway and took backroads. I was seriously freaked out and I can't imagine what being in the path of a heavy duty tornado would be like. All I know is, find the northern most corner of the cellar and make sure you have windows cracked, so pressure doesn't build up in the house, causing it to explode. But where do those who live in a mobile home go for a tornado?

freetime648 52F

11/7/2005 2:20 pm

Goddess, all my prayers are with them and thanks for reading my blog....I feel for them immensely!

xx FREETIME648 xx

aleale13 44M
1 post
11/7/2005 2:32 pm

I like very much this test, i think that u're a beautiful mind

dodgetruckman4 40M

11/7/2005 3:04 pm

I have returned to the blog. I first read it last Monday. I only get on the net on Mondays usually. I'm in IL, not far from Indiana, of course. I couldn't believe a tornado hit in Nov. There have been so many natural disasters. It's tough. Hopefully, people take one day at a time. Again, I like the blog. Goddesses handle and looks got me to check it out and I'm glad I did.

Greenguy96 43M

11/7/2005 4:15 pm

Sorry to hear that.

mm6342 53M
199 posts
11/7/2005 4:16 pm

After just going through wilma . I will have you / neighbors in my thoughts

Greenguy96 43M

11/7/2005 4:18 pm

Sorry to hear that. But glad you safe

goddessofbitches 41M/33F

11/7/2005 7:23 pm

I know that you guys are sincere...Thanks so much for the prayers. They will need them.

I just heard about an entire family who was killed that morning. It's so sad that this happend in the early morning hours when most people were asleep. They practically had no warning


Always The Bitch

lifeisablast333 53M

11/7/2005 10:04 pm

we hear ya, we live in tornado ally, I have grown up with them, and they are just a part of life in Oklahoma, but I gotta tell ya, it's the big wind that hit the coast and the shaking ground that scare me.

tillerbabe 55F

11/8/2005 12:06 am

I'm so glad you are OK. We were talking about this at work yesterday.
1 life? 1000? it doesn't make it any more of a disaster with increased numbers. Life is precious, homes, shelter, safety is precious. My prayers are with the 22 lost and their families and friends. Thank you for this post Mandy {=}

bulging_boy 49M

11/8/2005 3:04 am

Wherever the disaster our thoughts should go with those affected.

We never know when it will be our turn and need for the love and care from others.

Your previous post talked about disconnection and this post talks about making a connection.

You really do complete the circle don't ya?

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
11/8/2005 4:29 am

well, i am glad you are ok honey!

[blog freelove999]

nightstalker172 36M
1258 posts
11/8/2005 7:44 am

That is terrible. I feel for them and they have my prayers too

bella_ 47F
4030 posts
11/8/2005 6:17 pm

I dont know if there is more devistation this year or maybe that I am more aware of prayers for all who have suffered.

Luvwetcunt1000 48M
1258 posts
11/8/2005 10:10 pm

Hey Mandy! Just to let you know I'm back. I was away in Japan on a business trip. Don't have a chance to catch up on all your blogs yet but I'll surely read them when I can. Hope you've been keeping well.

Take care.

rm_gent258 68M
486 posts
11/9/2005 8:11 pm

So we are both from Kentucky. Cool, very cool.

CuriousKitty675 41F
365 posts
11/12/2005 2:10 pm

I used to party in Evansville too. The Toy Tiger was fun. AA Michaels was my fave store and they were the only ones close to Owensboro that had a decent record store or book store. The drive from Owensboro to Evansville took you right past the race track. )It's been so long since I've been there I don't know if it still does or not.) E-Ville was my escape from the hideous town of Owensboro. God I hated that town. My thoughts are with you and I hope your fam is alright. I'm just glad you stayed here in the Bluegrass area that weekend darlin. The world would be a darker place without you in it.

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