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Joplin, Mo 1952
Now Joplin is very much in the news, having endured the destruction of a major tornado, or as we used to call them, "twisters." Bro and I spent the night in a cellar on two occasions when a twister passed over Joplin; one of these did some damage to the town, but nothing like this new one. Much of the city is rubble and the death toll stands at 122, but is rising, according to news reports.
We lived in a little gray, stone house on South Pearl street. Bro went back to visit Joplin after a 50 year absence, and the current residents of our old house allowed him in to reminisce. I hope that little home is intact and its current owners are safe.
Here's a picture of our home with our mom, kid brother and little sister in 1952.
Related Posts: See the BlogProf's Harrowing 1st Person Video of the Joplin Tornado. He also has an AP video of the twister tearing up the landscape.