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Massive tornado hits Oklahoma
'I remember my old house, it's rooms so bright and wide'
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This isn't the first symbolic photo Bowie has shared with iReport. Remember his stunning image of a cross with a tornado in the background?
- zdan, CNN iReport producer
In the debris filling the yards of the Moore, OK, neighborhoods surrounding those devastated by the F5 tornado Monday, Mark Toney, a volunteer helping with tornado clean-up, had an incredible find: a simple page from a children's book.
A simple page with incredible meaning.
It showed a cartoon-image of a house, with these words below it:
"I remember my old house,
it's rooms so bright and wide.
It's halls will echo for all of time,
with the laughter heard inside."
The children's book's page had an amazing impact on Mr. Toney. "It more than likely came from a house that had been demolished, he said, "and then I thought about how many houses were full of laughter and memories. It reminds me of the laughter and memories yet to come in the new houses that will be built. The memories are truly found in the heart, not the house. It really reminds me of LifeChurch.tv's recent series, 'Bless This Home'."