Saturday, March 3, 2012

Thankful for a dirty house to clean !

I hate to clean house, but today I am so thankful to have a house to clean.  It's a sad day in the "hollow", especially over on "Daisy Hill".  I am sending prayers to friends, neighbors, and family who are suffering.  Yesterday we had one of the deadliest tornadoes in our history rip through my corner of the world. The Associated Press is reporting the following death toll numbers by state: 19 in Kentucky; 14 in Indiana; 3 in Ohio and 1 in Alabama, my thought and prayers to all. 
From the State of Indiana Response to Tornado Activity in Southeastern Indiana, "The single best way to help disaster survivors in southeastern Indiana is with a cash donation to a legitimate relief agency, such as the American Red Cross".
March 3, 2012

Deadliest tornadoes in Indiana history

Here are some of Indiana’s deadliest and most destructive tornadoes:

— March 18, 1925: A tornado known as the “Tri-State Tornado” traveled from southern Missouri to southwestern Indiana, killing more than 730 people, including 74 in Indiana. The tornado, which traveled more than 200 miles, struck Posey, Gibson and Pike counties and destroyed nearly half of Princeton.

— April 11, 1965: 10 tornadoes struck Indiana on Palm Sunday, killing 137 people and injuring more than 1,700 in the state’s deadliest ever tornado outbreak. Following the disaster, which caused more than $30 million in property damage, the state developed more comprehensive tornado planning.

— April 3, 1974: 21 tornadoes raced across 39 Indiana counties, killing 47 residents and injuring at least 1,000.

— June 2, 1990: 37 tornadoes hit 31 Indiana counties, killing six people in Petersburg and one south of Bedford.

— Nov. 6, 2005: A tornado struck Vanderburgh and Warrick counties in southwestern Indiana, killing at least 22 people.

March 2, 2012: Tornadoes strike southern Indiana, killing at least 14 people in Washington, Jefferson, Ripley, Clark, and Scott counties.


  1. I am glad that you are okay. I feel so bad for the others. You must have been close to all the destruction. We had high winds and rain.....and not near the tornado in Ohio. We were under watch all day.
    You and your neighbors are in my prayers. ((((HUGS)))))

  2. Thank you for taking the time to visit with me today...especially since things are so hectic there. I've been worrying about several of my fellow bloggers who live in the Indiana area. I am glad to hear that you are okay. I have joined your list of followers and hope to be a faithful reader. =D

  3. Thanks ladies ! Sadly I learned tonight that a nurse I worked with a few years back was killed, his wife still hospitalized. Prayers to everyone !!

  4. Tornados are scary! We get them here also. Their destruction is horrible. Sorry to hear about your fellow nurse...

  5. As a fellow Hoosier, I share in your prayers for those who were affected by the devastating tornado. We live in north-central Indiana, so we weren't affected, but the stories and pictures are just so sad to see. It does make me feel thankful for the most basic things, including housekeeping!


  6. Mother nature is so harsh sometimes. I am glad it missed you and very, very sorry about your friend. I will remember this next time I want to complain about housework. Glad to have my house, that's for sure.

  7. A tornado? I’m glad you guys were able to keep safe and that it didn’t run right through your house! In hindsight, there probably was a lot of cleaning to do after it went by. But I guess that’s a relatively small thing to deal with, considering the damage it caused to the other states. Events like this put things in perspective, no?

    Guy Houchins

  8. That’s awful! We really cannot avoid this kind of disasters. Glad that you’re fine and despite what happened, you still managed to see the brighter side. You must have cleaned up a lot. Did you have a major repair? How is your house now? - German Zollinger