June 10, 2011
As soon as we left the restaurant though the siren since it spins spun right towards us less then 100 feet from us and was on, the loud sound scared Lela so much she started crying and running. And I had to catch her before she ran into the street. She couldn't hear me of course over the siren. When it turned and faced the other way I assured her she didn't need to be scared and to never run from mommy when she is scared that I'm there to help and protect her. We decided since the radio said the tornado was in Colwich where we live! To go on to LLL. Where they had moved the meeting to the middle of the building, where no windows were and the janitor said was supposed to be the safest room as the basement he said was not safe. We went ahead with our meeting.
Meanwhile, Vince decided he didn't want to stay in there with a bunch of women so he would go do some grocery shopping at Walmart. He said he stood outside the car a while watching the lightening, and it was really hot even with the wind. Then he said it got cold all the sudden and he decided be better run into the Walmart, remembering that I have told him many times over that's the sure tale sign that a tornado is coming and in the area close. It was VERY close to him, he was only feet from 96, and blocks from Oliver where one of the two twin tornadoes hit. The other one hit at Ridge and Kellogg. (directly diagonal from the other one!) Any way he ran into Walmart where he was greeted with "Afternoon sir, no shopping, go directly to the back of the store to the bathrooms please." He sad he obeyed, and they passed out cookies and drinks, and had chairs set up for the older and handicap people. So I guess they had some kumbaya moments. lol And when it was over was allowed to go back to shopping. I said you should of brought some cookies home for the kids. lol He said you were only allowed one at a time, you couldn't get another one till you ate the other. hahaha FUNNY! Awe Walmart memories.
Any way, it was hot and stuffy in the LLL meeting but we were safe as well. And they didn't let us leave till the threats of the tornadoes were over. Had a nice drive home and all was well. Thankfully no damage once we got home either and we were some of the few that still had electric through this one.