We were in the basement all the time.
He lives not far from the site of where the twister touched down that night, in a home with a basement. It killed a lot of people.
Hattie Sage died in August , just two days after the death of her son Dennis. Most of the other Sage children stayed in and around Genesee County. Laraine Grosvenor. The storm hit Laraine Grosvenor's childhood home on Downey Avenue in Genesee Township that day, ripping off the siding as she huddled in the basement with her older sister and brother. She was I was shorter and the dirt kept hitting me in the face. I didn't understand what was going on. I was in shock. The aftermath of the storm is what is stamped on her brain -- funerals for a childhood friend whose face was still marred with bruises and a neighbor with pieces of hay sticking out of his scalp as mourners viewed the body.
Entire communities were gone, as were some of her friends. Then we all went up to help.
I didn't see any houses, and lumber from the lumberyard was scattered everywhere. Beecher High School looked dark and haunted. The windows were all broken and the blinds were hanging out. The family later visited funeral homes that were so packed that some of the deceased had to be sent to funeral homes in Saginaw. Of all those lost, three girls haunt her memories almost daily -- friends Sherley M.
It bothers you. In my mind's eye, I can still see Sherley running the bases. She was my brother's first kiss.
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She had a big family, but she was the only one killed. She had an open casket and her face was all bruised.
From what I understand, the whole house went up. We went to school together.
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