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mystory dec '13

Home for The Holidays: 2 Big Reasons It’s Worth It

I was determined we’d celebrate Thanksgiving at mom’s place, despite our girls’ allergy issues.

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My Outlaw In-law

Even my own brother-in-law does not have an auto-injector despite his many food allergies, including peanuts and tree nuts. The first time he got one was when he began dating my sister in 1989. She said: “You have to have an EpiPen.” Today, Sean Randall, a 43-year-old artist, thinks it’s in a drawer somewhere. I […]

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Etiquette 101 – No. 2

Dory Cerny has the snappy answer for that allergy “situation.” Situation: There’s a friend at work you’ve often had lunch with. Lately, he’s decided it’s funny to tell the waiter “just bring her some water – she’s allergic to everything else.” How to handle: Before your next midday meal with Don Rickles, prepare a sarcastic […]

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Etiquette 101

Dory Cerny plays Miss Manners for those awkward allergic moments. Situation: A female aquaintance gives you a gift that includes your allergen, such as chocolate-covered nuts or a food basket full of potentially lethal goodies. How to Handle: If you don’t know the woman well, just say a gracious thank you and promptly “re-gift”. If […]

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