Memories of Greensburg

By Sean Aqui | Related entries in History, In The News, News

Saturday morning, I woke up and went downstairs to start making breakfast. Sleepily, I turned on the radio to listen to the news. My head was in the refrigerator when I thought I heard the announcer say that Greensburg, Kansas, had been destroyed by a tornado.

I popped my head out of the fridge and listened some more. Yep, a gigantic tornado had indeeded practically wiped the town from the map.

I live in the Midwest, and I’m used to stories about a small town here and there being heavily damaged by wind or tornados. A few years back, heavy winds took apart St. Peter, Minn., and the grim joke around here is that God hates trailer parks, because they seem to get hit so often.

But Greensburg was different. Because I’ve only been to Kansas once, and Greensburg is the only town in the state (besides Dodge City) that I actually visited.

(Continued at Midtopia)

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One Response to “Memories of Greensburg”

  1. Mark Carter Says:

    God is punishing Kansas for opposition to gay marriages. When will you folks finally realize that you should not be imposing your so-called morality on others. God will not stand for it! Hopefully there will be protesters depicting your dead burning in hell the way Fred Phelps has done on so many occasions at gay funerals around the country. Let’s see how it feels when the tables are turned!

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