Alabama Storms took my Mother and Aunt - Updated

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    I have not been posting lately, and may not again soon, but I wanted to pass along some sad news for those who can see through my acerbic board persona to the human being living inside (maybe just strollingbones, uscitizen, madeline, and a couple of others?)

    The Southernmost storm that ripped through Lake Martin, Eclectic, and Dadeville, Alabama on Wednesday night took direct aim at the family cabin on Lake Martin. I was on the road about 3 hours away when I saw the storm building on radar at around 8:30. I called my mother and her sister (both in their 70's) to inform them they needed to get in the center of the house until the storm had passed. I told them I loved them, and to call me as soon as the storm had passed.

    We recovered mom's body around 3am Thursday morning, and finally located my aunt's body beneath the rubble of what once was the 100 year old cabin around 10 the next day. Everything was a total loss, but I find solace in the fact that they went out together, in the place they loved most, in an instant with no suffering.

    God has surrounded me with friends and family, and I am confident the two 70 year-old women are 6 again, and playing in the yard in heaven....maybe flirting with their husbands again, and smiling down on all of us, waiting patiently to see us again.

    Sometimes God's love hurts deeply, but that's how I know it is true love.
     
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    I have relatives down there too. I haven't heard from them yet.

    I'm sorry for your loss.

    Just remember one thing, God does not have dominion over the Earth.
     
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    ((((( hugs))))


    I am so so sorry for your tragic loss.
     
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    My condolences to you Mini 14
     
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    I am truly sorry to read the loss of your mother and aunt, M.
     
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    o mini...there is no good age to become an orphan...i am so sorry for the death of your family members....the board thought we had all made it thru yesterday....now we know we didnt all make it...thank you for taking the time to tell us...

    the headline with the death count is no longer a cold and impersonal number...again i am so sorry
     
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    after all this has settled down.....come on up and go fishing....
     
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    We can fish off our back porch now in my neighborhood. Flood waters are getting a little bit serious.
     
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    Mini 14, I am so very sorry for your loss, my condolences. There is so little to say other than you and yours will be in my prayers. I wish you peace.
     
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    Sorry for your loss.
     

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