I wasn't sure what I should do as everyone else left the house to go see if LV's brother and family needed help after the tornado. I couldn't very well hobble after them on my crutches so I sat on a chair in their living room and hoped that someone would remember that I still needed to go home.
It wasn't long before John appeared saying that he would take me home. That Vernon's house and shop had been blown away and there was nothing we could do tonight to help them since LV had already taken them home to his parents. I was glad to hear that they had survived the storm. But right now we had to focus on getting home safely. There were power lines and trees down everywhere. Lightening was flashing constantly which made that we could see a lot of the devastation. As we turned the corner we saw the road was totally blocked with a building folded up and laying there.
John got out and led the horse through the field picking our way slowly around branches and pieces of furniture and building debris. We got to a place where we felt trapped with the only way to continue was driving across the downed power lines. John got back into the buggy and we drove over it with out having anything happen. Continuing on our way we could see that our nearest neighbors had all lost their homes as well.
We couldn't help but breathe a sigh of relief when arrived home safely. There was very little sleep that night as we waited for Daddy to come home.
To be continued