Thursday, June 6, 2013

It's a big day

Today is the anniversery of a couple big events....Mike's birthday (my pops) and the Limon tornado that hit in 1990.

First things first, HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPS!

This article was on NBC news last week showing a little bit about how our little town banded together and rebuilt. We were so lucky that newly installed tornado sirens helped to spare the lives of all those in Limon this night. Looking back at the pictures in the article, its hard to believe that a little over 20 years has passed. And for the record, many years after the tornado, Dad was kindly asked to leave town to celebrate his birthday. I mean seriously has anyone else woke up to a scene like this from their birthday party? Mom and Dad were at the bar on this street, eating dinner. They, along with other patrons were in the walk-in cooler during the storm. The top of the cooler was sucked off, but no one was hurt. Afterwards, they all got shirts that said "Cooler Crew" on the back!

Photos via Denver Post
Click here to read more about our town's path to rebuilding and moving on.


  1. Wow, that's amazing. I'm so glad that everyone was okay. And I love the t-shirt idea!


  2. Wow.... That's amazing. The pictures and your description gave me goosebumps.

    Thank God that all were spared. I like that they asked him to kindly celebrate his birthday elsewhere! They should only allow him to celebrate in Limon though - there was destruction, but everyone was okay. Maybe safety can be chalked up to his birthday. :)