Then just as I was leaving work, a few minutes early, because a friend came by to get me and I was no longer needed, he called again.
"According to the date on the can, it has expired. Can you get another with a later date?"
"Sorry, it never occurred to me to check. But so and so is still working. Call him, and he can probably pick it up for you."
While I was riding home with my friend, we both commented gratefully that we were able to breast-feed our children and never had such emergencies. We are both grandmothers now, and just thinking of the idea of having to try out and choose formulas, bottles, nipples, level of sterilization etc seems so impossible to imagine.
The bottom line here is that I do live in a wonderful community, Shiloh, in which we truly do our best to help each other, thank G-d.