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Letter: Family memories of 1971 tornado

Ashley Larguero writes:
JW Vance was my great grandfather. John Will, Hattie Ann, and my mom Ann was in the house untouched. While, my grandmother Emma Jean Crews at the time along with her kids was in the trailer.

My uncle Bobby was blown several feet from the trailer in a tree. Since I was old enough to remember my mother spoke of Mrs. Smith that day and how she was found. My aunt still has a scar that will remind her of that day forever. The youngest was a baby at that time and was blown from my grandmothers arms. I will try to find some pics. When my mom passed away I got several pictures and these storm were part of it.
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