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Family & Friends

The Keenan Women: A Mother’s Day Reflection

By Amy K. Hughes
By Amy K. Hughes

Because the Keenan family ways are so familiar to me, it doesn’t really surprise me that my grandfather didn’t notice for nine entire months that his wife was pregnant—or that she hadn’t bothered to tell him. Times were tough in their household, and Grandma Lucy never did anything less than forge ahead.

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Else Graupe, 1912–2007: A Mother’s Day Tribute

By Grace Graupe-Pillard
By Grace Graupe-Pillard

Sketching my mother as she lay in hospice, I drew the heavy lids framing the beautiful, once warily alert gray-green irises, the “yes” and “no” eyes, vividly etched into my memory, that my twin sister and I could bring to an outpouring of tears or a ray of pride . . .

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Health

Poetry Sunday: Mother’s Day

By Women's Voices For Change
Today we are happy to present Lola Ridge’s recollection and 1920 tribute to her own mother as we send best wishes to all of our readers who are celebrating Mother’s Day.
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Family & Friends

Edna Yarberry, Young at Heart

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.

My mother's favorite annual event was her Kentucky church's Mother-Daughter Night. I was invited every year, but never made it. Mommie reminded me when my sisters were unavailable that she “had to adopt a daughter” for that night, but “Never mind." Well, she did mind, and I did know it.

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Marcelina, Strong and Beautiful

By Susan Soriano
By Susan Soriano

My late mother, Marcelina, wasn’t a wild thing, but she had heart and she had grit. She could snake clogged pipes, wring the neck of a bound-for-supper chicken—and brag about being the only hospital worker on her shift to give a big hug to the AIDS patient in the corner room.

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Family & Friends · Lifestyle

Growing Up with Scarlett O’Hara

By Toni Myers
By Toni Myers

Mother did outrageous things—cut the telephone cord when she thought Father had gotten too many calls (you have to be old to understand that this was just not done). She covered our dog Hansy with Chanel No. 5 after he got into the dead fish by the lake water. She drove across state lines to get fireworks in Ohio, setting them off like a maniac in northern Michigan . . .

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