To the editor:
Last Thursday, Sept. 13, we got a call from the Lincoln County sheriff, updating us on the decision of the grand jury to indict the man who killed our mother and mother-in-law, Carolyn Blouin, and his impending arrest.
This spurred John and I to emotionally revisit that time. We lost so much. Carolyn was far from the natural end of her life.
Since the story was printed, we have gotten messages of continued sympathy from many of our local friends, those who helped us, first with food, then child care, then a porch and ramp at our house, and I’m sure many prayers, in the weeks and months following Carolyn’s death.
As an antidote to the somewhat disturbing and awkward picture of Mr. Shorey, I’d love to see you print some of Carolyn. The first was taken at one of our favorite places, the Damariscotta River Association’s Belvedere Road farm. Also, a picture of Carolyn and Charlie with all of the Eddyblouins at St. Patrick’s.
On the day she was killed, a friend of hers in Connecticut got a postcard from Carolyn. It said, “When I get home, ask me about the best day of my life.”
It is no surprise to me that this best day happened here in the Damariscotta area, with the people she loved, the people who loved her, and the people who love us.
We will continue to grieve at the same time that we rejoice in what we have been given.
John and Allison Eddyblouin