Thursday, June 11, 2009

A tornado hits The Oaks Plantation

It is so heartbreaking. Today, 200-year-old oaks that stood proudly around "The Oaks Plantation" were torn apart and uprooted today, as a tornado came through our area. Five trees total were blown down, one on top of the garage...unbelievable. It is so sad, as these could never be replaced and they will be missed. All of the oaks are now gone that stood proudly in our yard. The windows bowed inward and looked as if they were about to burst, and we were thankful that they did not. A tornado came through in the 30's and blew the entire town away, but our house creaked and groaned, and every window was said to have been blown out, but the house stood through it all, one of the only structures to survive. We are thankful that she withstood the test again today. We are blessed that everyone is safe and the house survived. Hope everyone else faired well, during these storms, and is safe and sound.
XOXO Carolyn
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8 comments:

trash talk said...

Well thank goodness and praise God y'all are all right!
I wanted to come to P&G's this evening, but we're still having power problems. Our area got hit pretty hard with rain...over 9"!
Debbie

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Carolyn ~ I am so sorry for the loss of your oak trees ~ We lost a beautiful old Pear tree that we planted when we moved in and the wind broke it in three pieces ~ I am sad so understand how you feel ~
Hugs,
Lori

curiousgoods said...

Carolyn,

I am so so sorry! I am glad you are all okay, but I know that those trees are part of your "family" and will be missed. Hugs, Donna

THE VERANDA said...

Carolyn, I'm glad to hear that you and your family are safe. Wasn't that weather awful?! Sad to see what it did to your beautiful trees. Take care... Maggie

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

How sad about your trees, Carolyn. But I'm glad you are all alright and your house is ok. Whew!

The Red Shed Girls said...

Carolyn,
Oh my goodness, I am so sorry. We lost several trees also in the neighborhood at Cedar Creek, and a church steeple blew off. I am so thankful that you and yours are OK and the plantation weathered another storm.

Take care and hope to see you soon,
Valarie

paperjunk-lc said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. A loss of stately tree like that is something to morn. I'm in Dallas and many of the streets near me look like a war zone. Spring time in Texas can bring powerful storms. Glad nobody was hurt.

Callie Magee Antiques said...

A real blessing that your family and your wonderful old house survived.
Lois Blake