17 November 2005

Paris Hit By Tornado

A tornado that struck Paris, Tenn., Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, moves above a tractor equipment store. (AP Photo/Paris Post-Intelligencer, David Chisolm)

I got this off the AP wire today. It's weird seeing something you know so well on the national wire. I've been on Whitlock Road there a million and three times (as well as by the John Deere Tractor Place). There were also pictures of Mohon International's significant damage. I worked one summer there after high school. It made me realize that I HAD to go to college or that would be my future (factory work, not a tornado).

I heard from my dad the day of and he and my mom were OK even though that photo is about 1/2 mile from their house.

Hope everyone else is OK.

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