Posts made in May, 2011

On Sunny Days

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On Sunny Days

On Sunny Days: I was young, but old enough to fear tornados. It was May 1, 1954, a typical afternoon for my family on our Oklahoma farm. My dad worked in a field, my mom and sister hung clothes on the clothesline. And I jumped rope on the dirt road that led to our farmhouse, and the nearby cellar. It was sunny. And it was muggy. Unlike other spring afternoons, there was no breeze to carry the smells of livestock, or of hay. The air seemed to reflect an eerie green cast. The blackberry bushes and oak trees did not stir. The dust, I kicked up with my feet, stuck to my skin. And as I glanced across the field toward my dad, I noticed clouds forming in the sky. But I continued to run and jump rope, up and down the road until I heard my mom call.”Tomi –...

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