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Thursday, May 16, 2013
It was so much fun to read the respectful yet hilarious tribute to Mom in The Roanoke Times for Mother’s Day (“They became their mom when . . . ,” May 11); I could relate to every word.
I chuckled as I was taken down memory lane and could hear Mom calling the roll to get to the right child’s name. My name came first, then on down to my brother, the youngest. He said many times that he hated being called “Mary Doug.”
And those bread bags — I laughed as I recalled this picture of bread bags neatly arranged minus their ugly, unnecessary tails. Felix Unger would have been proud of us.
When we were impatient, we often heard, “You’re like a worm in hot ashes!” How many times have I used that one?
The heavyweight pocketbook was where Mom kept her whole filing system. Now it works for me.
Thank you for giving us a time to laugh and lovingly reflect on days past. I’d like to think that when I’m gone, some of my words of wisdom will resound in the hearts of my children. Of course, most of them will come from my generation past. And that’s OK.
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