PHOTO BY Bryan Hendricks
Louie Short (left) was huddled next to his large gun safe when his Mayflower home was struck by the April 27 tornado. The safe, which weighed more than 800 pounds, was ripped from the concrete slab and flung 80 yards into Lake Conway. Short’s sons, professional bass angler Kevin Short (center) and Conway detective David Short, helped recover it.
MAYFLOWER -- Louie Short was alive, but he wasn't happy.
The Burris Full-Field scope on his prized deer rifle was fogged up, and Short felt cheated.
"I gave $125 for that scope thirty-something years ago," Short said. "That was a lot of money for a scope back then. It would probably cost $600 now, a...