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Old 04-30-2011, 01:04 PM   #31
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I, for one, appreciate hearing from everyone with severe weather, to hear you are okay. All of you. thank you.

Where is Mollyanne at this time (she was in NC)? It makes me wonder if we lost her or other posters through these storms or in other ways (sickness or ??).

Thinking of you all. Hoping for the best. If I ever leave DC, I'll say good-bye if it is possible. Tracking down your DC friends, those you admire, those you care about, can be difficult.
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Old 04-30-2011, 04:58 PM   #32
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Came here to see if anyone had word on Mollyanne...I see nothing yet.

At one time members could PM....I think it was Alix....a contact phone number just for situations like this one...Obviously it was strictly voluntary..Maybe that idea, or something like it needs to be revisited......
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:22 AM   #33
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Came here to see if anyone had word on Mollyanne...I see nothing yet.

At one time members could PM....I think it was Alix....a contact phone number just for situations like this one...Obviously it was strictly voluntary..Maybe that idea, or something like it needs to be revisited......
Excellent idea.

Or a field in our profile that doesn't show. We have the option of showing birthday without the year. The admins can see the year.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:00 PM   #34
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Praying for all those effected by this weather. May is tornado season for us. I hope All of our friends are well.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:31 AM   #35
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I read about this second wave yesterday, nature is a very cruel and indiscriminate force.I feel very sorry for those affected by this disaster.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:19 PM   #36
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What a special room filled with such caring people from all over. I'm sorry I worried anyone but I just got very serious-minded in a flash when the tornadoes hit and I immediately focused on the disaster surrounding me as it's part of my work. Thank you so much for your concern. You all are the nicest group of people.

I only experienced flying debris falling on my property from the tornado pictured below that started in Sanford NC. But my complete focus and priorities shifted away from relaxing and laughing and having fun here on the computer as I came face to face with families in crisis through the work I do.

I hear the saddest of stories there because I come face to face with families that not only lost everything and need a place to stay in the inn (attached to the hospital) but also families who have loved ones in critical care in the hospital here....many are still here in ICU, Rehab, etc.

One mother I speak often with described being in her home with her husband while her son was in his truck in the back yard. The tornado picked up his truck and placed it down in the front yard. The young man wanted to protect his parents so he got out of the truck and never made it to the house. The tornado slammed him into the house, lifted the roof off and crashed it down on top of him. The mom found him with insulation in his eyes, nose, and mouth. He was blue, not breathing, and medical help was overwhelmed so it took 45 min to arrive. She prayed as she waited for paramedics to arrive. A stranger appeared to help her lift the roof off of him. She said he disappeared as quickly as he came. Her son's pulse returned. I told her it sounded like the man that helped her was an angel. Her son is now alive and stable...their biggest concern right now is that he might lose his eyesight. Another mother told me of her son who was pinned under an overturned car and will be paralyzed now. There are many more sad stories.

I just couldn't face these situations and then get online and be light and happy. I didn't realize you all would be so concerned and I'm touched by it. Thank you. I can't wait to come back and have some fun here again and get all inspired to cook some of your delicious ideas again...you all are invaluable.

This pic was taken by a friend of the Disaster Director for the Red Cross here in NC. This tornado started in Sanford and was the one that dropped debris from the sky onto my property here in Cary...but that was all. Another tornado devasted businesses across the street from where I work but, again, didn't touch where I work:
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:21 PM   #37
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OMG I'm SO GLAD YOU ARE BACK I WAS WORRIED EVERY DAY! Thank God!
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:54 PM   #38
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Speaking for everyone here, We were concerned, are so glad you are safe and well. We are mighty proud of the work you do and thank God for folks like you!!!
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I'm really glad to hear that you are okay. You must be exhausted. That must have been terrifying. Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:59 PM   #40
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Thanks for catching up with us. It's great what you're doing. Pop in once in awhile to keep us in your loop. {{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
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