Memories Fall From The Sky After Oklahoma Storms


Friday, May 27th 2011, 6:25 pm
By: News On 6


Lacie Lowry, News On 6

UNDATED -- Those mighty winds on Tuesday blew some memories from Central Oklahoma all the way to Green Country.

More area residents are stepping forward with pictures believed to be from more than 100 miles away.

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Home video shot from Sapulpa shows the storm moving in and if you watch closely, you can see a white flicker falling from the sky and landing in Tom Roudebush's front yard.

"It was a couple hundred feet up and we just watched it float down," Roudebush said.

The picture shows three girls posing in front of a battleship. The youngest is slinging her best salute.

"That's all of your memories, right there," he said.

The picture has seen better days.

"It's kind of a mess, it's got the corner tore off it, has holes in it as you can see there. It just really got beat to death on its journey," he said.

Roudebush has no idea where that journey started, but believes the red dirt is a good clue.

"That's the only thing you have left is your pictures. I know we have tons of them and I would hate to lose any of them," he said.

Over in Mannford, Jerry and Sharon Hayden also found a photo in their yard.

"I thought, 'well one of my kids or somebody dropped a picture.' But I got to looking at it and it certainly didn't look like anyone from around here," Jerry said.

The photo is of a newborn baby with chubby cheeks and strawberry blond hair. On the back, it says Tyler's birthday, August 22nd 1996 and the name Granny Bess at the bottom.

"Our hearts go out to the people who lost their lives and I just hope that this boy is okay and his family," Jerry said.

The Hayden's hope someone recognizes the boy, who is now 14 years old.

"I hope that this can be returned to, I'm assuming, Granny Bess, who's on the back," Sharon Hayden said. "It could be the only picture she's got."

Another woman in Mannford found an old photo. It's a black and white of a woman and two children sitting in a yard.

There are many more pictures that have been found and a Facebook page dedicated to them.