I am sorry but I cannot do my job the way I am suppose too. I have some family members that live in Brookport, Illinois. They are my cousin’s son, his family and two small babies. I can’t seem to get a hold of anyone. So I am going to drive out to my cousin’s house to see if they are all right. At least, this will ease my mind. I promise we will be back tomorrow in full force and delivering the quality of information you have come to expect from us. Till then…. Goddess Bless You & Keep You,Lady A
It is so wonderful to be back online with you, my family. The last time I talked to you, I ended our conversation by saying, “The Tornado Warning Siren has just been set off.” That day will definitely be a day to remember. We live in a very sparsely inhabited region. We have tornados touch down all around us. But thankfully for us, only old barns and abandoned buildings were destroyed. The people in Brookport were not that lucky. Brookport is located right across the river from us. I don’t know if you have ever heard the old myth, a tornado will not cross water. Don’t believe it! I could see the tornado forming in Kentucky and my daddy had always told me that myth about tornadoes. So I figured the tornado was going to double back and that was going to be it. The winds kept building and building. The National Weather service said that the winds had got up to 75 miles an hour before it crossed the river. It was a huge tornado that struck this poor Illinois town. They won’t allow anyone in except for emergency personal and those who are cleaning up. Apparently there is nothing left of the town.
I know on the news they keep mentioning the larger towns in Illinois. Brookport was devastated and nothing but local people are helping. I know the government finally showed up but they are not telling the basic needs of this community. These people have lost everything. I guess because I got to see this monster that was going to demolish this poor town, I feel like this was way to close for comfort. These people need food, clothing, housing, personal items, basically they need everything.
The local news station (which I provided a link to) has a spot on it for donating to the Red Cross to help these people. The people that were hit by this tornado were nothing but good hard working individuals. They had worked for everything they had and now it is gone. If you would like to donate to the Red Cross, where the Red Cross can purchase the necessary items, please use the link below. I know the people of Brookport will appreciate all the help they can get within the next coming months.
This page will tell you how you can donate, if you live somewhere in the area, where the drop off points are, everything you need to know to help.
I grew up in the country and I never in my life had such rotten luck. If you have been watching the weather you know that we are going to have some rough weather today. We had our first gust of wind come through and it knocked the cable out.
The Emergency Broadcasting System has just issued a Tornado Warning for us. So at this time, we will leaving the internet and taking shelter. Keep your fingers crossed we don’t end up in Kansas.
Good afternoon, my luvs! I must apologize for abruptly leaving the site while I was posting. I meant to say something to you this morning, in case this happened. But I didn’t. I don’t know if you have been watching the News or not. We have had some awful weather come through here recently. I know on the News it has been reported about the poor little town of Harrisburg, Ill., being tore all to pieces. It has a category 2 tornado hit during the early morning hours of Wednesday. Thirteen people were killed and I believe amongst them was one child. The child was throwed from the house and probably didn’t even know what happened. I know his parents are heartbroken but thankfully he didn’t suffer. They started picking up what was left of their lives yesterday. This little town is about 75 miles from me. Our local News station is collecting goods to take to Harrisburg, Sunday.
Closer to home, we have a main road which is a straight shot to Paducah. It is nice and paved and if you are in a hurry you can do about 100 mph, no problem. I know I have done it, lol! But that is another story. Anyway, the officials kept telling everyone to stay off this main road. Do not go on it, they kept repeating and repeating. Well come to find out today, a category 3 tornado had hit down there. The spot it hit was about three or four miles awa from our house. They said the winds were blowing 125 mph. I remember my hubby came in here and asked me, if I want to be awake when I got blowed away. When I got up, the house was a’rockin’ and the siding sound like it was just being peeled off (thank the Goddess it wasn’t though). After that morning wake-up call, things calmed down and I went back to sleep.
Today, started out as a beautiful day. I went to the mailbox this morning and it was already 65 degrees here. The Weather people had mentioned something about storms but I didn’t think a thing about it. So when I sit down to post, I had it in the back of my head that I might need to tell you if I disappeared, what was going on. But genius decided not to and of course, we had one super cell storm come through after another. When the first one hit, I just quit. I started shutting the computer down as fast as I could, unplugged it from the cable and the electricity, grabbed Kiki and headed to the closet. Razzy and Stinker were stuck up my butt, so they followed right behind me. We were all in the closet. I was about to burn up. Kiki, Razzy and Stinker all piled up on top of me. I just gathered my arms around all of them and held them. My husband had grabbed his laptop and he had it on the local radar. I got to listen to him give weather reports for about two hours. I know the wind was up and it sounded horrible. I remember hearing the hail hit the house and then I heard a loud roar. It was a tornado going over the house. I thought it was time to kiss my ass good-bye. But it seemed like it took forever for it to go over. We were extremely blessed nothing major was damaged. My husband said he felt the house move. Hell, I was scared to death and I had three critters who had their claws stuck in me so deep, I thought I was going to need stitches. When we finally did come out, I was never so glad to see the sun shining in my life. We walked around outside. The roof on the shed is missing and we have shingles gone, all the drain pipes are ripped off, and the patio furniture, who knows where it is!
See you thought I was out having a great time didn’t ya’? Instead, I was in the broom closet getting ready to find out if brooms can really fly, lol! I wanted to let you know that I wasn’t skipping out on my responsibilities. I have calmed down and I am going to do a little posting to relax me.
Before I go, I would like to ask a favor of you. Please keep the people of Illinois and Kentucky in your thoughts and prayers (especially Harrisburg). I would deeply appreciate it. Hopefully we can get back to normal tomorrow.
Luv & Hugs,
Good morning dear readers! I hope everyone is having a loving day today. Personally, I don’t have much to say today. I know there has been a lot of festivities due to the Royal Wedding but that is overseas not here at home. Everyone was in a joyous mood, the Wedding had renewed them or refreshed them. I guess I must be one hell of a cynic, all I could do was think of the mess that was here at home. The number of tornadoes that had ripped through the lower southern States. When they announced on the news that 300 were dead at the time, I never felt such sorrow in my life. Even though I have been through two tornadoes myself and I will admit I was very, very fortunate to come out of both of them unharmed. Perhaps that is why I am having such a hard time dealing with this many dead in just a matter of seconds. You know I am a mother of two (both of them now grown). But I was thinking this morning, to be hiding in a closet with one of them and all of a sudden the roof is ripped off, and that child is sucked right throw my grasp. Or my husband and I under a mattress and it is lifted up and away, I turn to look and he is gone. How on earth do these people recover from this? How do you ever pick up the pieces and move on? I am the only one left in my family, everyone else has passed on. I am still fairly young and with each of their passing my heart was ripped. I know people will tell you it gets better over time. I can’t tell that to people anymore, I know different. My mother passed when I was very young. I still have times to this day that her passing seems like only yesterday. I stop and cry and my heart breaks again. I have my good memories of her and that is what helps me cope with her death. I had people tell me everything when she passed on. But with as many deaths of family members I have faced I know one thing, your memories of that person is the most important thing you have. Keep those memories, think of them often. Remember their days of tolling on this Earth is through, they have gone on to a better place. My vision that keeps me going is thinking about the Rainbow Bridge. I know most envision the Bridge as being for animals but I have envisioned one for humans too. I see my sister and mother walking hand in hand across a grassy field coming to greet me. They are no longer in pain, the Goddess with Her love and kindness has made them whole again. They are laughing and my sister tells me, “I have worried and shed tears for nothing.”
For those of you that have been touched by tragedy these last couple of days, I hope my vision gives you some comfort. Why this had to happen to you? We will never know. They say all things happen for a reason but I have never found a reason for an untimely death and I have looked. Please take comfort that you are not alone. You have a great number of people praying for you. You will pick up the pieces, no matter how difficult, and begin to move on. Even though, you have lost a loved one, take comfort you will be reunited one day. In closing, I would like to leave you with a prayer for you and the other survivors of this devastating weather.
Oh, Goddess, I humbly pray for all those
who have died, but especially for all the
victims of the recent tornadoes. Hold all of
them near to you until he/she is ready to be
reborn again from your womb.
Oh God, please grant these people an easy
rebirth, and that we never forget all that
he/she was to us in this world. Bring
them to the everlasting joy of the
So Mote It Be.