BENJAMIN MCKENZIE | CONTRIBUTED GUARDIAN ANGELS: Tom Williams (left), Mrs. Louse Hill and Benjamin McKenzie (right) on the Saturday morning after the EF3 tornado touched down in Beaufort County.
BENJAMIN MCKENZIE | CONTRIBUTED
GUARDIAN ANGELS: Tom Williams (left), Mrs. Louse Hill and Benjamin McKenzie (right) on the Saturday morning after the EF3 tornado touched down in Beaufort County.

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Letter to the editor

Published 5:30pm Tuesday, May 13, 2014

 

To the Editor:

I have recently returned to Glasgow, Scotland where I live with my wife JuLi eight months a year. I return each fall for ECU football as I have for decades and to check on my Mom in Greensboro. I am normally never in the USA in April but that changed this year with my wife on a business trip. After seeing Mom, I invited my cousin Tom Williams, who lives in Alpharetta, Ga., to make his first trip to historic Washington, and enjoy the waterfront, boating with me on the Pamlico and at Cypress Landing.
Little did we know ….
I was just given a heads-up and discovered the article written April 26 by Mr. (Jonathan) Rowe about Mrs. Louise Hill and her miraculous Friday afternoon experienced in Beaufort County as the tornadic weather moved through. Yes … my cousin and I were on (U.S. Highway) 17 and watched the tornado descend like an airplane landing. I just want to say that the newspaper article captured our experiences that day ‘spot on.’
It was a blessing to be there that moment for Mrs. Hill and meet her daughter Wendy and extended family. She is such a Lady. And though the story reads like fiction, I still get ‘goosebumps’ recounting it to others as it, indeed, goes beyond any logical explanation.
Jonathan, here’s hoping the recovery goes well in Beaufort County. And my best to Mrs. Louise Hill, her extended family and her real Guardian Angel.

Benjamin McKenzie
Glasgow, Scotland
Greensboro and Cypress Landing

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