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Comment by Mrs.RB on February 29, 2012 at 8:28pm

Yes, it does irritate me when they say things like that.  Scientists at the National Weather Service had more to do with warning people and saving lives than "God" did.

Comment by booklover on February 29, 2012 at 3:47pm

Yes, far away from the tornadoes, but it is still really windy though.  So sad for all the people who lost loved ones and had their lives devastated.  Of course, there will be all the loonies out there who say 'god' was looking out for them since they weren't hurt.  "God" must've not been looking out for the , at least 7 I think I heard?, that died. :(

Comment by Mrs.RB on February 29, 2012 at 3:12pm

Melinda, so you were away from the tornadoes, too.  I hope help gets to all the people who need it.

Comment by Mrs.RB on February 29, 2012 at 3:10pm

I was up til 3 am, making sure everything was safe here in my part of Missouri.  It was a crazy night for bad weather.  Hopefully, the people in the south, where this storm seems to be going next, will be ok. 

Comment by booklover on February 29, 2012 at 8:02am

Sk8eycat, wouldn't that saying be awesome if it were true!  @ Rhonda, I'm in Rockford.

Comment by sk8eycat on February 29, 2012 at 1:24am

Profound thought:

Comment by Mrs.RB on February 28, 2012 at 6:35pm

and, thanks, Melinda for the welcome.  Are you close to Chicago?

Comment by Mrs.RB on February 28, 2012 at 6:35pm

Thanks,Nerd! I am checking them out now....looking for people around here....

Comment by booklover on February 27, 2012 at 5:14pm

Hi Rhonda!  I'm Melinda, I'm 44 and live in Northern Illinois. I'm married and we have a 17-year old son and a daughter, almost 20.  Glad you're back!

Comment by Mrs.RB on February 27, 2012 at 4:42pm

Wow!  This has been a long route to getting back here.  Haven't been on in quite a while, and had to make a new account.  Glad to see everyone here.

My name is Rhonda, and I am in Missouri.  I am a culinary school grad and sometimes barista. My kids are grown, but most of us live with the inlaws.  I like reading, and watching baseball, and a lot of other things.

 

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