We would certainly prefer a less painful reminder, but the storm that affected so many in our community Sunday brought into focus why we love Yazoo so much.
When trouble comes, Yazooans never fail to rise to the occasion. When neighbors need help, Yazooans never hesitate to drop whatever they're doing and answer the call.
As soon as the noise of howling winds, trees cracking and glass breaking disappeared, those sounds were replaced by the sounds of chainsaws cranking, tractors and trucks moving and legions of volunteers checking to see who needed help.
We've been around long enough that it's no surprise to us how Yazooans respond to disasters whether it's floods or fires or storms. We've had more than our share of all of them.
And yet it never ceases to remind us that this is exactly why we're so proud to call Yazoo our home, and why there's no place we'd rather be.
To be honest, we've needed to be reminded of that lately.
Yazoo has had more than its share of bad news recently. There have been times when it has been hard to stay positive. It has sometimes been difficult to see the big picture.
But seeing Yazooans come together without hesitation in difficult times reminded us that there are far more good people than bad in our community, and there are plenty of people - including people you may not even know by name - who will be there if you ever need them, and they won't even think twice about it.
That's Yazoo's greatest strength, and we'll always be proud to be a part of this community.