Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Last night I had one of the worst scares a mother could have.  My oldest son Drew lives in Nevada, MO in our hometown.  He also works at the ADM biodiesel plant just outside Nevada, MO near Deerfield MO.  I knew he was working last night as I had already spoke with my mother who was having a birthday dinner for you youngest sister.  She had stated that Drew and his family wouldn't be there as he had to work. 

At around 8:00 p.m. I noticed on facebook that a cousin had posted that the ADM plant at Deerfield was on fire and all the area fire departments were responding.  OH MY GOODNESS.  I began calling Drew, not that I really expected him to answer.  Of course, no answer.  I tried calling Bethany, his wife, no answer.  In the mean time, others are posing on fb that ambulances have been dispatched, and yes, of course this is how rumors get started.  Someone posted that they heard there were 3 deaths reported.  Really, they "heard" this.  Ok now I realize this is just rumor but in light of the fact I can't reach anyone, there's a tiny part of me that says "it's possible".  Then I got mad!  I posted back to the lady, "unless you know it to be a fact, please don't post things like that on here.  My son works there and I have been unable to contact him."  She did post an apology and said she wasn't thinking.  

Finally, at 9:30 p.m. I was able to make contact with Bethany, and yes all is well.  Drew wasn't working in the area of the fire so he is fine and safe and so are all the other workers there.  This old mom was pretty scared and really doesn't want to experience that ever again. 

On a lighter note, I'm off tomorrow to Pocketful of Posies for the Cotton Club BOM in Fredericksburg, TX.  I'm sure I'll have something fun and interesting and quilty to blog about tomorrow.  Plus I should finish up the Texas quilt I'm quilting for a lady in Midland TX.  I can't wait to show you.  She has done a fabulous job and there is lots of mixed media on it. 

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