Saturday, March 19, 2011

From the Past...TORNADO Update

Attention.... EVERYBUDDY who was in a Kissing Booth... Pepsi of PawsBang fame.. has something fur you on his Friday Post... Please go pick up your goodie... and also tell all your furends.. so that everybuddy who was busy getting chapped lips.. will receive their well deserved REWARD... from Pepsi. Click the link above to get there.

On Feb.10, 1899 the coldest temp. ever OFFICIALLY RECORDED IN OHIO was
-39 degrees F
This happened 5 miles (as the Crow Flies) from my house.
There had been a Marker there, to record the location. HOWEVER... Last SEPTEMBER... we had a TORNADO.. that ripped through that VERY Area and the force of the winds ripped the sign off the post. It was finally found 500 yards away... with a little chunk of the map of Ohio being broken off. That was the only damage to the Sign... but there was some terrible damage to homes and barns and etc.. BUTT NO ONE WAS HURT> WHEW.
OK... the effort to get the sign placed there was taken by my mom's furend Bob Frame. It took 4 years to get approval and verification and the sign produced. He is a dedicated guy.
A few days after the tornado...
My mom called the weather talker guy... Ben Gelber... who she knows.. From Columbus NBC 4 TV. He pawmised that he would SEE to it that the marker would be put back up. Ben knows Bob too, of course. WELL, the sign was cleaned up and put back on its post and THEN ... Ben came to meet with Bob and (Sarge's Mom's Furend Melissa) to do a segment about it. THIS is one of the pics. that my Mom took of that... ON OUR TV thingy.
This is Bob being interviewed by Ben at Bob's home. Sorry about the TV screen glare.
Bob belongs to one of the Writer Groups that I used to go to. Bob has published two books about our county...

Look at the TOP Left side.... See the pawt that got broken off during the Tornado??? Mom says that pawt of Ohio.. isn't worth much anyway. hehhehe

So... it was a cold and snowy day... but Bob and Ben went to the site to do more filming. You can see some of the trees that are kinda side ways.. still.

Now this girrrrl is Melissa (Missy) Marolt. She and my sister Lori went to school together. Missy is now the Director of the Perry Co. Library. (That's why I get to go there.) And she grew up not far from this location. You can see a building behind her... but what you CAN'T see the the House... that USED to be there. The tornado totally destroyed it. The Sign for Ohio's Ice Box was right beside the people's driveway.

You can still see PILES of Wood on the left behind Missy. Butt you can't see the over 300 Pine trees that were ripped up.
Well, the family that lost their house is now in a new (different) home, and the Ohio's Icebox sign is back it its rightful location. The area that has had TWO natural disasters over the years.
What I want to end with is this... After a natural disaster.... hoomans CAN and DO move on. They may feel terrible loss BUTT nothing can stop the Spirit. A little HELP and a lot of Work.. A bit of TIME... In times of Disaster.. hoooomans show their BEST TRAITS.
The people of Japan are Badly Bruised... butt Not Defeated.
Their hearts are HEAVY butt NOT BROKEN.
Let us keep our Paws Crossed for them.


Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

You nailed it, Frankie. In the worst of time, humans actually show their bestest traits. Keeping the victims of the disasters in Japan in our thoughts.


Zona said...

What a thought provoking post, Frankie! Thank you!


PeeS: so knowing all these TV two-leggers, have you been on TV yet??

Sarge said...

Hey Frankie!
Wow, cool post...get it?!? Cool, icebox! Anyway, this is a really neat area and I like being there seometimes when we visit. Glad no one was hurt in the big twisty winds.
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Great post, Frankie. And we do remember that tornado from when you told us about it last year. We hope those storms stay away this year.

The Japanese are a strong people and are already showing their spirit. We will continue to support them in our thoughts and prayers and through our small but heartfelt donations.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

You are so right, Frankie. People do move on and rebuild and start over when they have to. And so do doggies.

♥MONA + MOMMY TOO♥ said...

Great post Frankie and very well said.


Love ya.....Mona & Weenie

animal lover, quilt lover said...

We are keeping Japan and the strong people who live there in our prayers everyday!! I am so glad that it is not us. I feel for them, I cry for them!!
That is so neat about the sign!! Thanks Frankie for tell us about it!!
xx, Bambi & Fern

Autumn and Jasmine the Maltese said...

Very well said, Frankie!! With people around the world is trying to help Japan's tsunami victims, I'll keep my paws cross for them to be strong and we will keep on supporting them


Benny and Lily said...

Oh Frankie, we will keep our paws crossed for them
Benny & Lily

Amber DaWeenie said...

-39......Brrrrrrr! are right and we all's have to sticks togedder. Den all is good no matter how bad it seems.

Sagira said...

That is so cool that your mom knows people on the news and took action and made something happen. :)

road-dog-tales said...

What a great post, Frankie and you're so right! Hey, we're glad your sign is back in it's rightful spot. Wow, you know all the local celebrities, don't you. Oh, what are we saying?! You're probably the MOST famous local celebrity!

The Road Dogs