Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

Rough night here in southeast Virginia last night. We had 2 tornados touched down about 5 miles west of here. This is southeast Va, we NEVER have tornados! Hurricanes from hell, yes, tornados? NO! It did alot of damage to homes, businesses and schools. my house and son's house are ok. We have alot of down trees everywhere, but nothing major. West of us however, in Suffolk and Driver.....that is a whole other story. Son's ex girlfriends medical office where she works part time is completely gone. There is a truck in the door way. The nieghborhood behind Obici Hospital got some major damage. My ex-manfriend lives there with his new wife. I havent been able to get a hold of him, but Im sure he is ok. He lives in the very back of the nieghborhood by the water. Most of the damage was done in the front of the nieghborhood. Judging from the news cast, you thought we lived in Oklahoma and tornado alley. In Driver Va, which is a very tiny tiny little township in the middle of Suffolk has some major damage. there are about a doz businesses and all were severely damaged. One was a antique store owned by my LQS auntie. In the news they showed the damage to the shop. You saw the front of the store intact but the roof and side walls are gone. yet......on the first floor, there was a table with a chrystal water pitcher untouched. we are thankful that there were no deaths and that buildings and lives can be repaired in time. thanks for letting me chit chat about this.
Keep On Stitch'n On!
(mauh) Liz

1 comment:

Linda C. said...

Though I've seen tornado damage many times, it never ceases to amaze. Thanks for the report.

I chuckled at your Vera Bradley knock-off comment. At a Guild retreat several years ago, we taught a class called, "Vera Bradley - Eat Your Heart out!"

Hope you are enjoying the OC mystery!