Of all the comments, the ones about not sending kids to schools without basements were the most uncaring and unfounded. We don't live in Oklahoma. We don't know what it's like. And we send our kids to plenty of buildings around here that don't have basements. The people in Oklahoma need help, not far-flung criticism with no basis.
"Well, they live in tornado alley, so they should know better," Clueless Jones says.
There but for the grace of God go you and I, Jones. Exactly 10 years ago a tornado tore apart Canton, Mo., and Lima, and I can't remember the number of times bad weather has smashed its way around here without killing anybody.
Fold your fingers in your hands and bow your head. Don't point fingers and glare.