Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Plaquettes' Tornado

The most excitement we had here today was a call from the Plaquettes saying that they were in the midst of a tornado. Fortunately they were in their apartment at the time. They said the ground was shaking, and the power had gone out. Elder Steele took the call and told them to put on their bike helmets if they were close-by and go into the shower where there's the least amount of glass or windows. Elder Steele takes everything in stride and seems to know what needs to be done. He contacted President Wall so he'd be aware of the situation, then called the Plaquettes back in a few minutes and found that all was well (except for no power) in Brusly, where they live. The storm move through pretty quickly and headed south toward Houma. It must not have been too bad after passing through Brusly, because we didn't hear from anyone else. Thank goodness!

Tonight we spent the evening with the Wall's. They'd invited us over last Monday to share their "last evening of sanity" as Sister Wall called it. Tomorrow they'll pull out everything that needs to be packed and sent home, and the movers come on Monday. Sounds like they'll be living out of suitcases for the last two weeks. Anyway, we had such a fun evening. They served a yummy dinner with chicken salad, crab salad, egg salad, rolls, fresh fruit and President Wall's newest dip creation--Mexican white queso, chopped artichoke hearts and spinach. Delicious! Then we watched "The Monuments Men"--based on a true story about "an allied group. . . tasked with finding and saving pieces of art and other culturally important items before their destruction by Hitler during World War II." Excellent show! We finished off the evening with an Oreo ice cream cake from DQ. Talk about high class! It was actually very good. I can say that because we brought it. Sister Wall wouldn't let us bring anything for dinner, so we brought dessert instead.

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