You just never know … tornado lost and found
TINA L. SCOTT
Do you ever wonder where stuff that gets picked up by a tornado ends up? Some things may get destroyed by the elements, but in other cases, what goes up must come down, right? Somewhere, even if nowhere near where it went up, in the case of a tornado.
It’s been ten years, but Rose Skic said, “It’s still amazing because there’s still a few items in the woods. There’s still some insulation here and there. There are still a few things stuck up in the trees. … I had a saw blade in the garage, just laying there, and the saw blade is in the woods, stuck in a piece of wood.”
“… And one of my pictures ended up across Hwy. K in the neighbor’s house in their china cabinet.” Rose said. She said the photo was a loose 5×7 print that had been in her home and after the tornado virtually destroyed both her home and her neighbor’s, the neighbor found that photo inside her closed china cabinet.
How exactly it got there is a tornado mystery.
With that in mind, and yes, it’s been 10 years, but it’s still worth a “shot,” perhaps you can help reunite Mike Handlin with a sentimental item he lost when the tornado destroyed the home he and his wife, Lisa, lived in on Balsam Blvd.
If you found or somehow came into possession of this item, perhaps it can still be reunited with its owner:
“We still wonder where some of the stuff is. I lost a deer rifle,” said Mike Handlin. “It was the first gun I ever bought with my own money. I still lived with my mom and dad when I bought it. … It was a Remington 700 BDL with a checkered stock, it had a light tannish colored sling on it, a 3×9 scope with scope caps on it that popped up. … It was the first gun I ever bought with my own money, and I thought I would be able to pass that down to my boys. When Lisa’s dad passed away, we got his deer hunting rifle, and we thought, well, we’ll give that to one boy and we’ll give mine to the other boy.”
If you think you may have this item that originally belonged to Mike Handlin and was lost in the Apr. 10, 2011, tornado, please contact me at the Foto News office.