While we are no strangers to tornadoes in this area and were under watches and warnings for much of the last 24 hours, we did not have the devastation that some places had. Our sympathies are with those who suffered through this loss and destruction. I grew up in the mountains where a tornado was a rare occurrence. My Bride, on the other hand, was raised in South Carolina, where this was an annual event for them. Her family tells a funny on her of one such event. She was only six or seven, a tornado was in the area and her mother said they needed to crack the windows. The little darling ran off, only to return with a hammer! Fortunately her mother stopped her before she literally cracked the windows. Ah, Colloquialisms. Here's to better weather this week! ~ Michael S. Pauley
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Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.