There is nothing like a hot night in June to bring back memories of old stories. So I’m going to reprint the articles I wrote in May 1999, just a few days after the May 3, 1999 Oklahoma City tornado that destroyed several neighorhoods and killed 40 people…. Tree skeletons reach their amputated limbs to […]
Archives for 2005
Search for my sister Several minutes after my husband, Steve, and I exit Interstate 240 east of Moore, we are headed south on Sunnylane. But traffic slows to a snails pace again. We strain our eyes into the distance, trying to see past the shredded tree parts littering the road and squint into the darkness. […]
Finding My Sister “Have you talked to Kim or Steven,” I ask my parents after finally reaching their home, which sustained minor damage. Steven is my younger brother. He was at work when the tornado ripped through my parents’ and grandmother’s neighborhood in Moore. “No we don’t have phone service. The power is out, too,” […]
Michelle’s Note (2.10.11): We adopted Hershey after her mother showed up on our porch, pregnant and in labor, three days before Christmas. She was born December 28, 2002 and died on Christmas Day 2007 from cancer.