Father's Day In Chapman

By: Natasha Trelfa Email
By: Natasha Trelfa Email

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Father's Day is all about spending time with dad, but the people of Chapman
never could have imagined they'd spend this Father's day picking through
what's left of their belongings but they said, for them all that matters now
is they're together.

"I still have my whole family so that's the main thing, it's a good Father's day," said Ken Sims, whose family survived the tornado.

It's a Father's day full of mixed emotions for those in Chapman.

"I'm getting to spend time with my dad, not the way I wanted to," said Kyle
Sims, Ken's son.

Just days after the town was destroyed by a tornado, families worked through the rubble, thankful to be together.

"Just having both my boys still alive, my family still alive," said Ken.

Ken sims, who has lived in town for 20 years, said he still can't believe
what has happened.

"You know you always hear kinda the cry wolf and that's what we thought it
was again, but this time the wolf came to town," said Ken.

Sims credits his youngest, Kade, with keeping the family safe.

"My youngest son is 11 and he was the one who made the really big push to get us down in the basement because I wasn't going to go," said Ken.

His oldest, Kyle, was just north of town when the storm hit.

"The first thing I did was call him to make sure they were all right then I
went and called my grandma," said Kyle.

Sims said that with everyone safe, he hopes next year's Father's day will be a little different.

"A place to live, that would be what I would want," said Ken.

But he says he'll never forget the gift he got this year.

"You can't replace your family. That's the best father's day gift I've gotten," said Ken.

While people in Chapman said they're not sure what the next step is,
they said, for now, they're just taking it one day at a time.


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