Amid Tornado Cleanup, Hope Arrives Via Led Zeppelin

Pastor's husband finds album sleeve from 'Houses of the Holy'

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 27, 2013 7:08 PM CST

(Newser) – When your town is decimated by a tornado, you'll take solace wherever you can find it. In Gifford, Ill., that just happened to be in form of a sleeve to Led Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy album—found, of course, by the pastor's husband in the rubble outside the United Methodist Church, reports the local Rantoul Press. “After finding this amid the sounds of heavy equipment and dozens of chainsaws, I found an eerie calm in my soul and knew that Gifford will be back," wrote Bill Wiedman on Facebook. The album will be framed inside the church. Click for the full story, which recounts how Wiedman's wife, the pastor, is helping residents cope. (Step one is always a hug.) These were the same tornadoes that led to an amazing reunion of a family and its missing dog.

A man walks through what is left of a neighborhood in Washington, Ill., on Nov. 18. Gifford was another of the towns hard hit by the storms.
A man walks through what is left of a neighborhood in Washington, Ill., on Nov. 18. Gifford was another of the towns hard hit by the storms.   (AP Photo/Armando Sanchez)
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