This is quite a shock. When I was young I lived in Carthage, which is just a
short distance away, and we went to church in Joplin. (1970-71) I believe this
is the same building we attended. I too have a lot of memories there, and cant
believe it is gone. Im sure that it will not be long before a new building is
built, but memories will linger in hearts and minds, and many an album.
Blessings to all the people of the Joplin area as they regroup and rebuild.
I worked in Carthage and went to the Joplin church also in 75-76. Sometime
before we moved there the same building was hit by a tornado. The piano was
refinished because of rain damage. Wished I was living there again, good luck
Oh, geez. When I saw the headline I thought they meant Janis.......
I'm truly sorry for the devastation that has occured in the latest string of
tornadoes, and for the loss of life. It's a tragedy for anyone to have to
endure. I have personally witnessed enough loss of life and personal tragedy
that I understand the terrible toll it takes on anyone surviving the event.That said, I am sure getting tired of the constant reminders that
somewhere, somehow, and usually involving someone (however remotely) there is a
"Utah Connection" to just about any event anywhere in the world. C'mon
news outlets...Let the news be the news and please stop trying to assure a Utah
tie-in to every tragedy in the world. It's just plain pathetic and makes us look
foolish, at the very least.
@ HCB63I completely disagree! Not pathetic and foolish at all. I
find it very interesting. When I lived out of state there were always articles
like this tieing a local in with some remote tragedy. It brings a new
perspective and increases our compassion when someone close to us is feeling the
O'really | 7:44 p.m. May 24, 2011 Remember this is a LDS news site
so it is going to have issue that LDS members wish to here. sorry if it offends
you but this is a LDS run paper and news site. If it were any other news paper
then I would have to agre with you but its not. Sorry.
HCB63, No need to feel foolish or pathetic. This kind of news reporting happens
everywhere. Most people have a sense of "community" and want to know
about events and people that touch or affect that community. At least once per
newscast here we hear about a "North Texas" connection to some story
or another.Best wishes to those affected by the Joplin tornado.
DN: "Brigham City woman recalls memories..."Did she
forget the memories and now recalls them?A better headline:
"Brigham City woman recalls LDS Church in Joplin..."
We need that strong connection between the saints in Utah and the saints
scattered accross the world.
Condolences to all of those that lost loved ones and their most needed and
necessary belongings.I hope they can find them all.If
Everyone prays for the money to clean up this damage, -and rebuild -and-If Everyone prays for Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge, and searches the
internet using Google, -There is no excuse for this kind of
destruction from these type of winds from Tornados, being that Google shows the
way on - theretiredminer website found with it -has the methods to
prevent such damage in the future and places to obtain the prevention materials
under Home Hurricane, Typhoon, and Cyclone Protection.Construction
of netting over tall structures so that it would come down to anchors
automatically at the first sound of tornado sirens would prevent any and all
destruction from these storms.This kind of Damage at the present day
has no excuse throughout the whole area East of the Rocky Mountains. Since,
with the government backing it, there is the means.