Well, after seven weeks working tornado response in the City of Graysville we are finally saying “Goodbye” and moving on. There’s been a lot of progress made here since the April 28th tornadoes and soon you will be better than new.
I’ve worked with a great team here and the residents have been so friendly. The only way I could have felt any more at home is if I had bought a house. But that’s nothing new for the good people of Alabama. I was here three years ago after the 2011 tornado super-outbreak (also in late April) and was treated very well then also.
The folks here love to make and share cakes and other goodies. I’m not much of a sweet eater but I’ve had plenty this visit. In my defense, it’s considered offensive to refuse the love (goodies) someone prepares for you and I don’t want to offend anyone. On the contrary, I have accepted any and all love. And I have the added 10 pounds on me to prove it!
So Graysville, I just wanted to say thank you for your kindness, your support, and your southern hospitality. It’s truly been a pleasure serving the people of Alabama again and I wish you all the best.