may 9, 2017

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“Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do.” ~ Benjamin Spock

 

a look back

 

I got a message from Pam Oldfield Meade asking for images of the West Liberty tornado destruction. She’s writing a section for an upcoming book at the University of Indiana Press on using the arts as a way for regions to bounce back from disasters. So, I went looking back through my photos and found this image. For as long as I can remember there was a small trailer park next to the Freezer Fresh. The tornado put an end to that. This was all that was left. Today, it’s an empty lot. I have no idea what plans they have for it, if any. It’s still hard to believe that no one in town died. Anytime I need reminding to count my blessings, I just remember that day.