Posted By Dewey on 03-03-2012 12:30 PM
Anyone heard from Grandpa Dave?
Dewey, Hands up and OK in West Central Indiana. Sorry, I'm baby-sitting my grandson plus I've tried three times to make this post today and each time, I get HCOA forum message"A Critical Error Has Occurred"
and logs me out! grrrrr
I trust you too are OK and averted the brunt of the storms?
Yesterday was a very tragic day for many families in mid-southeastern Indiana and certainly a sad for me as well when I heard and saw the devastation to Henryville and Marysville.
My paternal great-great grandparents along with two other families traveled down the Ohio River from Pennsylvania and settled and were early founders of Marysville. They and thier families along with my great grandparents and families, my grandfather, several great aunts and uncles and other family memebers are buried in the 3 pioneer families cemetary just short distance from the town.
When I saw and heard of the damage to the old school house and church there I was greatly saddened. Both were shown on Indy channel 6 news last night. I have many fond memories of family reunion gatherings in the church and school yard. My great aunt and uncle lived right next door to both buildings.
My great aunt was an awesome lady. She was the town's beautician, part-time switch board operator and had worked in the only restaurant in the small community. She was the go to person for Marysville happenings!
By small, in it's heydey probably only had 300 residents or so excluding the furkids of course (my aunt had several cats and dogs---another of her vices...)
The last family reuion there was in the early 1990's. I remember it well. My dad (an only child) had not been for a few years asked my two brothers and I (and our families) if we would go with him. We did and I'm glad we did so. We had a great time...a couple of years later dad passed away very unexpectedly.
A few years later my great aunt passed away, the last of our family in Marysville which had our family presence since the early 1800's
I'm sorry to admit, it has probably been 15 years since I was last there and to the cemetary. I took my daughter while she was still in college there to show and tell her about our family lineage and small link to Indiana history.
My prayers go out to all who suffered property as well as personal loss. I felt a small piece of me die too when I saw the destruction and heard that Henryville and Marysville both were direct hits of a suspected F-4 tornado.
Thanks for your specific concern and overall concern for the forum family! Unfortunately, tis again the season for those of us who live in this region.