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  1. Gina on February 10, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I love this Diane. Thanks so much for sharing.

  2. brenda on February 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm


  3. Margo on February 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Diane, I’m so moved by this story that my tears are barely allowing me to type…an author ‘you’ was born with this piece.

  4. Margo on February 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    See what I mean…I was sobbing so much that I don’t believe I used proper English…I meant to say ‘an author (you, Diane) was born that night…what an incredible story.

  5. Denise on February 10, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    That makes me so sad! What a difficult job you had. 🙁

  6. Ann on February 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I don’t think anyone could read this without shedding a few tears. You did a wonderful job of taking us into that room with you.

  7. Diane Chamberlain on February 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm

    Thanks. Rereading this makes me so aware of how that job influenced my stories.

  8. Julie Kibler on February 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Big lump in throat … watery eyes … wow.

    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Ashley on February 12, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I know the feeling… unfortunately well 🙁
    Thank you for sharing.

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