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More thoughts on the storm

I grew up in Kansas … hearing my mother tell about the twister that hit her small town during the thirties … and aware that a tornado picked up Dorothy’s house in the Wizard of Oz. I remember a night huddled in the basement of my cousins’ home in Kansas City … listening to radio reports of a tornado in the neighborhood.
When I got into radio, I found myself reporting on severe weather … from the studio and the field. It’s become a rite of spring … being ‘on call’ 24-7 to cover storms.
I’ve reported on the big storms in the area … Andover, Haysville, Hesston, and the one Saturday night that hit southeast Wichita. It’s now reported that the twister was nearly a mile wide at one point. It wrecked a mobile home park with more than a hundred lots.
And yet … no one was killed. They heard us media people … they took shelter.
It feels good to think that we may have helped save lives.
 
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Our thought for today is from Willa Cather:
 
“There are things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.”


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04/20/2012 12:58AM
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