Storm of Heber SPrings, November 25, 1926, The (Heber Springs Tornado)

DESCRIPTION: "'Twas on Thanksgiving ay The town of Heber Sprints Was visited by a cyclone And partly swept away." The people were "no doubt feasting," with no hint of their fate. It was their own fault for not properly attending to their churches
AUTHOR: Ruby Dylan and the father of Almeda Rddle? (source: AbrahamsRiddle)
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (AbrahamsRiddle)
KEYWORDS: disaster religious
REFERENCES (1 citation):
AbrahamsRiddle, pp. 21-22, "The Stoem of Heber Springs, November 25, 1926" (1 text)
Roud #18113
NOTES [41 words]: According to Almeda Riddle's recollection, every church in Heber Springs was damaged by this storm. My, I'd draw the conclusion that there was something wrong with the churches, not the congregations, but the song authors didn't see it that way. - RBW
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