May 8, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 19

Blessed With The Wisdom Of My Two Mothers

This weekend is a major one because of Sunday - Mother's Day. Plans have been in the making for a good while. I'm thinking of what to buy for that special lady or how to make the day a memorable one.

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I remember my mother telling me and my brother, "I know you are going to give me a present for Mother's Day, but please don't give me any more dishes or pots or pans." What we did give her that year is lost in time, but I do know we listened to her.

Mom, the youngest of five children in her family, was 6½ years old when her mother died. Her dad, an immigrant from Croatia, was a coal miner. Mom...

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