By Erin Pipes
DeKalb 4th Grade Teacher
Special to the Tribune
May 4, 1999. It was a regular, humid, overcast Tuesday in the small East Texas town of De Kalb. On the day before, we had heard about a tornado ripping through an area of Oklahoma City and destroying everything in its path. At that time, we had no idea that what they had experienced would resemble so greatly what we were about to experience ourselves.
I was a sophomore in high school, and I, like any other sophomore, thought nothing lik...