An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
Archive for 6 February 2008
I want to welcome my great nephew into the world.
Reed Thomas made his appearance on 4 February, weighing in at 8 pounds and 12 ounces.
Look at those chubby cheeks! Ain’t he cute?
Courtesy of the Hardin County Fire Department website.
Sorry they are so big, but if I had shrunk them, or made them thumbnails, it wouldn’t be the same.
I think these are of Sharon Baptist Church, but I honestly can’t say for sure. The last time I saw the church, it didn’t look like this.
I think, at one time, this was someone’s home.
More pictures here.
Apologies for not paying attention to the rest of the world today, but….
At church this evening, we found out there were a lot of areas close by that were hit, but it seems we were all extremely lucky. One lady had hail damage. Seems hail can fly sideways through brick walls. Another lady came very close to having her car blown off the bridge going over the Tennessee River, but managed to get it back on all four wheels. Several people saw the tornado passing over head. We heard it. Yes, we were all extremely blessed.
I am also grateful for the emails and comments. It means a LOT! Hopefully, tomorrow, I’ll be back to my ol’ broad self.
Tornadoes hit in Madison County and Hardin County Tuesday night, according to Emergency Management Agencies.
A tornado ripped through the campus of Union University, trapping several students in the rubble of what was once their dorm rooms, before it continued to the Channing Way and U.S. 45-Bypass area, damaging several businesses and injuring several people.
in western Madison County, in the Huntersville community, two people were killed in their homes, said Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork.
In Hardin County, a tornado killed three people and five people were injured, according to Hardin County EMA director Melvin Martin. Savannah Christian Academy and Sharon Baptist Church were destroyed. Martin said the tornado started about four miles north of Savannah on the Cravens Road area. There could be major damage to 40 or 50 homes, he said.
I have not spoken to anyone this morning, but we know people who live in that area. We know people who attend that church. It’s one of the bigger churches in our area. Please keep them in your prayers!
As best I can tell, the worst we had here at the home place was a few branches on the ground, the biggest can be dragged. We were damn lucky, and I am thanking the good Lord!
Update:Â I spoke to someone in the heavily damaged area.Â She says it looks like a war zone, and the gawkers are out in full force.Â Go home people!Â Let them clean up and mourn in peace!Â If you aren’t there to help, go the hell home, and be grateful you are safe.Â She also shared the bad news one of our own was killed.Â The president of Hardin County RepublicanÂ Women lost her long time ‘boyfriend’.
I don’t think I’ll be doing a lot of blogging today.Â Sorry.Â If there is anymore news, I will share it, but right now, I just don’t feel that politicians or any of the other feckless weasels are all that important at the moment.