Friday, October 10, 2008

I Love Star Mill!

This morning, I met up with some of my friends at Star Mill in American Fork. What a fun location -- a photographer's dream. It's an old flour mill turned antique store. The grounds are huge with all kinds of stuff everywhere...from old chairs to bikes to rusty wagons to a broken-down bus.

We had a great time taking pictures and wandering all over the place. It was tons-o-fun. I had a little scare towards the end, though, when I got a call from the elementary school informing me that Mallory had been injured at recess -- another kid rammed into her during a basketball game and knocked her permanent front tooth loose. Apparently there was blood all over, she was traumatized, the tooth was still in her mouth, but kind of dangling. As it turns out, the school called the wrong mom! There are two Mallory Evans' at our school -- ours and one who is in 3rd grade. Holy moley!

When the school called, I told them I was 45 minutes away, but would be there as fast as I could. Then I called Jan (my sister) to see if you could go get Mallory for me. Then I called our dentist to see if we could get her in right away. Well, it turns out our dentist is closed on Fridays, and no one answered the emergency number. (Note to self: Don't have a dental emergency on Fridays).
Anywhooooo..Then I decided to call the school because I was certain Mallory was extremely upset. I asked to talk to her and she came to the phone very upset. I could hardly understand her. I told her, "I'm taking pictures in American Fork, but I'll be home in 45 minutes. I'm on my way right now. Jan is coming to get you." To this she replied, "Who?" I said, "Jan, your aunt." She said, "I don't know her." I said, "Mallory, of course you do. Your aunt...my sister...Jan." Then she said, "I don't know her." At this point, I'm beginning to panic thinking that not only has Mallory's tooth been knocked loose, she also has amnesia or something. I tell her, "Someone needs to take you to the hospital right away if you can't remember things." She tells me to hold on, and then gives the phone to the office lady, who comes on and says, "Are you the mom of Mallory Evans who is in 3rd grade?" I say, "NO! My daughter is in 6th grade."

Of course, I was extremely relieved it wasn't my daughter. The office lady was extremely embarrassed they had called the wrong mom. Of course, I felt bad for the other Mallory and her mom. Wowie wow wow! After school, Mallory -- my Mallory -- got called to the office, where the secretary gave her a card to give me. The woman apologized profusely and included coupons for our family to get free ice cream.
What a day. I think my heart rate is just now returning to normal. Whew!!!








13 comments:

Becky said...

What a story! Glad your Mallory is okay and hope the other Mallory makes out well too.
I love the processing of your first photo and all the cute faces.

Sharon said...

Wonderful captures! Great processing on the barn!

Jess said...

WOW, what an amazing location! I am SO glad your Mallory is ok! All the kids look just darling in their cold weather clothes, I can't believe it's almost winter already!

pat said...

Oh man!! So glad she is ok. LOVE that mill! May have to visit it when I get to utah again. Your PP on the first shot is sooo cool.

Tracy said...

That is quite a story....I'm so glad it had a happy ending! Dental emergencies are the worst. I wondered why you left so fast. You got some awesome shots. When I got home I realized all my shots were close-up and I didn't take advantage of all the great background stuff. Darn! You've got to send them your first shot for sure. Next time you are there (and don't have to rush home) take a minute to look at their file of pictures people have sent them....very cool! Next time....Lehi Main Street!

Jen said...

Oh dear!! What a story!! Im glad it wasnt your daughter- but I feel bad for the other girl!! Today was so much fun. Thanks for letting me come along!! You guys are so fast editing!! Im just starting!!! :)

Kristen Wagner Penn said...

Amazing location!!! And your images are beautiful. I can't imagine the panick you must have been having over your "daughter". Crazy that there are two with the same name!

April said...

oh my gosh..i'm so bummed that i couldn't make it, that looks like such a fun place. aubrey and i have been talking about going there so now i really need to go. those pictures are darling.

April said...

oh i forgot to say that i'm glad that it wasn't your mallory. that would give me the scare of a lifetime.

Reds said...

First off - glad your daughter is OK - what a story!! And that place is amazing!! A photographer's dream!! So many photography ops!! Love what you came up with - and what cute models too!!

The Fenns said...

hi Margaret, I'm Janae's friend and I met you in the Summer when you two came to Bountiful to take some pics of my little Logan. I was just popping by your blog to check out your pics. That one of the barn looks like a postcard! beautiful! You are so talented!

Suzy said...

Beautiful captures! Ok now I'm longing to go to Star Mill myself. I'm here in Utah but on the "other end" of the valley. Great shots!

Amy said...

WOW glad your daughter is okay! What a scare but you got some great shots!