Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I can hear the wild wind blowin'

Myself and my two intrepid companions were inside the Calvary Cemetery mausoleum Saturday afternoon, when the eerie silence and occasional rumbles of thunder were broken by the creepy wail of the tornado sirens. The mausoleum was closing down for the day, so we had to leave. We got in the car, drove about 30 yards, and the heavens opened up. We stopped outside the cemetery gate and waited out one of the most intense storms I've ever seen.

4:40pm, W. Florissant Avenue

90 minutes later, we were in Old North, enjoying some beautiful sunshine.

6:10pm, Old North St. Louis

Both were startling contrasts with what was by and large a gray and dreary weekend.