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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Looks Like We Made It

Oklahomans are a hearty, beefy bunch.  Bad weather seems to focus its attention here in red dirt paradise, but even the worst of the storms can't stop the best of Oklahomans from being revealed. 

As the storms ravaged much of the Sooner State, the local meteorologists did a splendid job of getting us nervous and anxious first (which proved to be a good thing), then guided us through the mayhem that ensued.  Other than a snotty comment from Gary England about the "excitement" of other meteorologists out in the midst of the mess, they handled themselves exquisitely.  Lest we forget, it was Gary England who some time ago made some rather aggressive comments about loss of life and is still lampooned for it.

We did, sadly, have a few Oklahomans taken from us and at the time of this blog, one child is still missing in Piedmont.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to those families and the hope is that the little one is found soon and found doing just fine.

A hat-tip to Oklahoma's first responders as well.  We have proven to the world time and again that the best and brightest first responders reside right here in Oklahoma.