Monday, March 5, 2012

Hoosier Hospitality at its fullest

Friday was a wake up call. Friday was a little too close for comfort.  Whether you live near me or on the other side of the country I am sure you heard about our tornado outbreak on Friday.  Glad to say we came out of it with not even a broken tree limb to be seen. However, only 25-30 minutes from my home as well as 1.5 hours from here tornadoes have ravaged a few small towns.  As our sirens went blaring in the middle of the afternoon I didn't think much of it. In my immediate area we simply got a rumble of thunder followed by a 5 minute downpour then the sun came out. Just south of here a tornado tore through leaving 13 (as of now) dead and many injured.  Again I realized just how lucky we were to be alive and have our home safe and sound. Had it been about 20 miles north we could have been hit. However, I feel horrible for the people who have lost relatives, their home, and memories. If there is one thing that stands out the most about living in Indiana--Hoosier Hospitality. Those communities have come together to help each other out. Stranger helping stranger and having compassion beyond belief is what Indiana is all about. Even in my town our mayor, police officers, firefighters, hospital, and churches have stepped it up to help our neighbors that have suffered such a great loss. I am very thankful and although I shed a tear on Friday,  at the time the tornadoes came through I was baking this cake for a relative. The tornadoes ripped through rural farming areas and this cake now seems only appropriate. Be thankful.  

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  1. Amen! We were so fortunate. And yes - Hoosier Hospitality is for real. Beautiful cake, by the way!

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    1. Had fun coming with an idea for the cake--hopefully I can do a nice one again for this weekend!

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  2. we lived in Indiana when we first were married....I very much remember the friendliness of the poeple... great cake!

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    1. Yes..that's why I have loved living here my whole life--and I've lived just about all over the state!

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  3. Jennifer, glad you and your family are safe. I saw you on Mommy Blogging and thought I would stop by and say hi! I am a midwesterner as well-- doing what you are doing. I love your photography-- I don't have that aptitude, but can appreciate the hell out of a good picture.
    Christie Tate http://outlawmama.com

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    1. I'll follow you back! Thanks for becoming a follower! I do love photography. I don't have fancy equipment or anything-but I still love doing it.

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