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Author Topic: Carolyn Black, personal story in AL  (Read 246 times)

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Offline SilverLining

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Carolyn Black, personal story in AL
« on: January 12, 2017, 03:38:50 PM »
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On December 21, our teenage daughters were visiting the Distillery District in Toronto with family friends, with plans to stay overnight. Back home in Midland, Ontario, about two hours north of the big city, my husband and I were enjoying a tranquil, cozy evening. Then the phone rang. It was our 16-year-old, Hannah: “Um, we have kind of an emergency here. Cayley ate something with nuts in it. Should she have the EpiPen?”


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Re: Carolyn Black, personal story in AL
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 04:06:45 PM »
For those who don't know, she is a member here.  :heart:
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Re: Carolyn Black, personal story in AL
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 04:23:00 PM »
I'm not sure whether this actually made me cry because we "watched" Cayley grow up or because Carolyn is such an excellent writer.
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Re: Carolyn Black, personal story in AL
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 04:30:00 PM »
SL, thank you for sharing this and bringing it to our attention!

Is this where I blame iPhone and cuss like an old fighter pilot's wife?

**(&%@@&%$^%$#^%$#$*&      LOL!!   

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Re: Carolyn Black, personal story in AL
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2017, 04:30:57 PM »
I think it was both for me. Plus a dash of, "we all know what can happen", even though I knew all ended well.
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Re: Carolyn Black, personal story in AL
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 04:36:44 PM »
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Agreed-- it's definitely BOTH.



It always hurts a little more when it's so personal-- when it's someone you know-- because you have insight into how they must have experienced it in real time, and because you're thinking about the child that you've gotten to know through the parent, too.


I'm so glad that it turned out okay-- but wow, what a terrifying experience for any parent. 
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Re: Carolyn Black, personal story in AL
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2017, 07:20:33 AM »
Hey thanks for sharing! Yeah, there was a fair bit of crying that night from my end and I guess that translated well. I know Cayley has always been very careful but I've also seen her use others as a barometer for food safety - "Well, she's eating it and she's fine." She won't be using that 'safety' scale again. Thanks again and hugs to you all.  :grouphug:
Carolyn AKA "Cayley's Mom"

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Re: Carolyn Black, personal story in AL
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2017, 02:05:22 PM »
 :grouphug:


Thanks for sharing.  I shared with my DD who is off to college in the fall.