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      Rattlesnake Charlie
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      Late Tuesday afternoon a tornado destroyed the farmstead in Ness County, KS where I grew up. Part of the stone house was build in 1880, the barn before 1906. The 30 ft windmill tower my mother never wanted to know how many times I claimed is no where to be found. At least my 1948 1.5T Chevy truck survived. Real American steel there. It will be different when I show up there in December to hunt deer. There was hail of course. The 3″+ of rain is making it safe to burn the debris. Reminds me that nothing is forever, and we should live for today.

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      Harter
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      Very sorry to hear that. Glad you’re all still on your ft .

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      Goodsteel
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      The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.
      Sad news indeed. Very sorry for your loss, however, I’m also very glad no one was hurt (at least I hope that’s the case?)

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      Rattlesnake Charlie
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      No one was at the place when it hit.

      A separate tornado took out my cousin’s place 7 miles SE of the farmstead.

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      Glad there were no injuries.Kansas huh?Maybe the windmill’s in Oz.Lot of memories there I’m sure

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      I am sorry for your loss. Memories need an anchor for the kids to come back to. I hope you are able to restore it.

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      Sorry for your loss, One of the things I learned from a house fire is to share your photo’s with other’s (much easier now digitally) as if you
      have a loss like this sometimes what was sent out can come back to you.

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      Goodsteel
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      Very good suggestion. I have 95% of my pictures uploaded to one of my photobucket accounts.

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      RSC,
      Sorry for your loss, pleased you still have the memories
      Mike

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      Rattlesnake Charlie
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      Burned out hulk of stone house.
      They sent videos of the house burning. I cannot figure out how to download them from text messages. I wept.

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      That is absolutely heart breaking. I’m so sorry.

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      Very sorry to hear of the loss. 2 of the 3 homes I lived in growing up have since been hit by tornados. One of them was never rebuilt, but neither of them had the history of this homestead.

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