A House Rebuilt

Eileen Wallace, 73, and her dog Gus rode out the tornado sitting in an armchair in the Wallaces’ living room. When the storm passed, the room was open to the sky and most of the house was blown down — or blown away.

Eileen and Everett Wallace and dog Gus by the front door of their newly built house in Joplin. Says Everett, “We would go back to the way things used to be in a heartbeat.”

Eileen and Everett Wallace, builder Gary Rose, and dog Gus in front of the Wallace’s new home in Joplin. Said Eileen, “Gary was the only builder I knew. I trusted Gary, and I knew he wasn’t going to leave town.”

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