Saturday, March 18, 2006

Lauterbach Tire & Auto's Headless Giant

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Photo: A Jerome, Illinois Icon Loses Head*

Our neighborhood was in the path of the first of two tornados which hit the local Springfield, Illinois area on March 12th, 2006. I have been unable to blog for the last week. Power, and Internet connectivity have been restored! I will now begin posting to this blog on a regular basis again.

Folks, tt's great to be alive, and blogging again!

As darkness gave way to light on the morning of March 13th, 2006, my family did not know what to expect. Just how extensive would the damage be to the Village of Jerome, Illinois? Wabash Avenue was in the path of the first of two tornados to descend upon the south side of Springfield the night before. Many businesses along Wabash were damaged. This post features the iconic Lauterbach Tire and Auto Giant. If there was humor to be found in any portion of the events of that night, I would have to say this would be it.

Photo: The Lauterbach Tire & Auto Giant. (Now headless due to tornado). Lauterbach Tire and Auto. 1569 Wabash Ave, Jerome, Illinois. March 13th, 2006. Apx. 7:30 A.M.

Beata Virgo Maria

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Image: Theotokos with Christ*
Hail Mary,
Full of grace.
The lord is with thee.

Blessed art thou among women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God.
Pray for us sinners.
Now, and at the hour of our death.

Amen +

*Image Source: Image Found Here. Eastern Orthodox Religious Icon.

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