The weather here in the Mid-West can be quite violent in the Spring and this Spring has been no exception. What is unique is that a wedding dress, packed in 1987 in a corrugated preservation box survived when the house it was in lost its attic and much of the second floor. Luckily, no one was hurt during the tornado, but damage was extensive and many cherished items were lost.
One sad woman was upset that her precious wedding gown was lost when the attic blew off her house. She had hoped that her dress, worn first by her mother in 1958, and again by her in 1987, would be worn by one of her daughters or her granddaughter to continue the family tradition.
Unbeknown to her, the dress took an amazing trip across the Mighty Mississippi from East Moline, Illinois to LeClaire, Iowa. Not quite the journey Dorothy took, but still a long way from home.
Not only was the wedding dress in perfect condition, protected by the sturdy corrugated box, and plastic dust cover, for nearly 30 years, but the box took a beating no bride ever would expect & it still protected the dress unharmed! Be like this family and preserve your precious heirlooms in a special system designed to protect textiles, like the box that preserved this dress, even from a tornado.
I was stunned when I saw the story on the local news, and had to find out more. Below are links to the Weather Channel coverage (video) and Today.com (text) of this event story.