The assistance by other Oklahomans was so plentiful, he said, that no one whose home was destroyed should have gone hungry. It is a testimony to Sooner generosity that, according to him, at the cleanup site someone was coming around every five minutes asking him if he wanted food to eat. He said he had four bottles of water in the front seat of his truck because those donating them insisted he keep them. In Oklahoma, the fury of the storm is always followed by such.
As this is being written, storms are again threatening to come sweeping down the plains. No one wants that. But it offers some measure of comfort to know if it is us this time, an even greater outpouring of Oklahoma-style human kindness will follow.