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Column - Why don't Oklahomans build tornado shelters?

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People in Oklahoma must all be dumb because they don't have tornado shelters or even basements.

I get mad when I hear people say that. I have a kinship with Oklahoma, a state I've visited quite a few times since 1963. My oldest brother, Jimmy, met his future wife in Chickasha, Oklahoma when he was in the U.S. Army in the early 1960s, stationed at nearby Fort Sill. Tina, his wife, was born in Holland. After World War II, her large family emigrated to Australia and later to Oklahoma.


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