What will I do with him? (He never thinks it will get us.)

@AmbiePam (49114)
United States
April 30, 2016 5:43pm CST
Last night my dad and his wife had dinner with one of his brothers, Larry, and Larry's wife. They were having dinner during the tornado warning. While everyone in the restaurant, including the staff, were hiding in the restroom, my dad and his dinner companions were laughing and talking in an otherwise empty restaurant. This was confirmed when my dad decided to take me to lunch today, at the same place he dined last night with his brother. The waiter remembered the only people in the restaurant who didn't take cover when the sirens went off! *I included this picture of my Annabelle, who I hunker over in a tornado warning. Sorry, the picture refuses to load how I want it.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
1 May 16
I usually don't run and hide when the tornado sirens go off either lol.
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@AmbiePam (49114)
• United States
1 May 16
I don't have far to run for my closet. But when a tornado got my dad's house last year I started taking them more seriously than ever. When they say it's in my city I'm going to make sure I'm near the safest thing I can get.
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@fishtiger58 (30338)
• Momence, Illinois
1 May 16
@AmbiePam I have a basement and can get to it pretty quickly.
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@AmbiePam (49114)
• United States
1 May 16
@fishtiger58 I'm jealous!
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
13 May 16
So cute!
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@AmbiePam (49114)
• United States
14 May 16
Thanks!
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
14 May 16
@AmbiePam Your welcome!
@just4him (117342)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 May 16
That reminds me of some movies I've seen where things are happening, but there is always one person who just carries on. Titanic was one such movie, and The Quiet Man with John Wayne was another one that comes easily to mind. I'm glad your father and his friends made it through the storm in good shape. It's a good picture.
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@AmbiePam (49114)
• United States
1 May 16
Thanks. I love taking pictures of her, and she's learned to ignore me.
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@just4him (117342)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 May 16
@AmbiePam She's so sweet.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 May 16
I guess that's one meal that the group had that was spoiled for other people. Annabelle looks lovely. Is she old? She looks a bit grey around the muzzle.
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@AmbiePam (49114)
• United States
1 May 16
LOL No, she's five. Which is a spring chicken for a Chihuahua. But you have a good eye, she has white around the muzzle, and one big strip of white fur on her chest.
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@JudyEv (123432)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 May 16
@AmbiePam Hopefully she'll be around for a long time yet. :)
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@Susan2015 (20600)
• United States
30 Apr 16
She is adorable. I'm surprised they let them stay out there.
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@AmbiePam (49114)
• United States
30 Apr 16
He said a couple of times someone would come out and say, "Are you sure you won't join us?"
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@Susan2015 (20600)
• United States
1 May 16
@AmbiePam That reminds me of a long time ago when there was a bomb scare at the store next to where I worked. We had to close and told the clients they would have to leave because of an emergency. One customer said: But I haven't made my deposit yet.
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@marsha32 (6693)
• United States
2 May 16
You mean he didn't go outside to try to see it?
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@AmbiePam (49114)
• United States
5 May 16
Not this year! He got to last year at church. You know men!
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
1 May 16
Sometimes you just gotta live your life and let come what may. Life would be far less enjoyable if you spent every tornado season in hiding!
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@AmbiePam (49114)
• United States
1 May 16
I'm still going to hide every tornado warning (although I won't post about it), but I can't hide until fall. Although if I could find a hiding place that would be cool in the hundred plus summer heat I might happily stay there.
@LadyDuck (157811)
• Switzerland
1 May 16
I am glad that we do not have tornadoes in this country, I would surely rush to hide in a closet. I like your photo.
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@AmbiePam (49114)
• United States
1 May 16
Thank you! I love that little sweetie.
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@Juliaacv (30441)
• Canada
1 May 16
Why wouldn't he have sough shelter with the rest of them and then left?
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@AmbiePam (49114)
• United States
1 May 16
I wonder if he's so used to the tornadoes that they don't scare him.
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@BelleStarr (38385)
• United States
1 May 16
I guess your dad was just feeling lucky while most other people decided to help luck along.
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@AmbiePam (49114)
• United States
1 May 16
His wife is normally scared of tornadoes, but I swear when he's around she's genuinely not scared. He offered to take her to hunker down with the rest of them and she said she was fine.
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@TRBRocks420 (77753)
• Banks, Oregon
30 Apr 16
Yeah, you shouldn't really take chances like that, but my Dad would probably do the same thing lol.
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@AmbiePam (49114)
• United States
1 May 16
Those dad's of ours!
@Hatley (164652)
• Garden Grove, California
13 May 16
oh myI w uld be the first one to hide soplace as I have never beem real coose to one but as akid saw three in a r oad bepass our farm a huge one, a smaller one and a baby one they miss our farm and demoished the next farm flattened every thing sout dakota has a tornado alley where they always hit. here in California southern garden grove we do not have tornados we have shake rattle and rollls though.
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@DianneN (78465)
• United States
2 May 16
I'm happy to hear that they were safe. I'd be a nervous wreck during a tornado warning. You Annabelle is a precious sweetie, and I'd be protecting her, too!
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@Macarrosel (7572)
• Philippines
30 Apr 16
Seems Annabelle is afraid . Good thing she has you as her master.
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@GardenGerty (99424)
• United States
30 Apr 16
Most restaurants here will insist you go into the walk in cooler if there is a warning. In Wal Mart you go to the back under the stairs. I guess your dad made an impression.
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
6 May 16
Wow I guess they really didn't expect a tornado to come through. It's very good for them that nothing bad happened.
@rebelann (41425)
• El Paso, Texas
5 May 16
I'd have been out side and runnin, I'm terrified of naders even tho we've never had any here .... I'll bet runnin is a dumb thing to do Annabelle is a cutie.