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happy birthday Mom

Today my Mom would have been 76. She lived a big life. She drove a semi across state lines with no training, all for a bushel of nuts. She beat the sun up most days of her life. She drank her coffee with so much cream and sugar, it looked more like the remnant of a painter’s cup of cleaning water. She spent every Sunday morning doing all of our laundry. She gambled. First with pennies and quarters. But then as her bravery grew, so did the deposited coin. But always, always, she kept within her allotted budget. She went Read More