Jodi’s story of Gail

Gail Harbour 2 My mother died on a Tuesday in September of a massive pulmonary embolism. She collapsed to her knees and took her last breath at the age of fifty-three. She had been born with a particular set of challenges and had augmented those challenges with poor choices. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 1960's, USA

Bertha Clark’s story of Adelene

My mom, Adelene Ellen Alexander, was born October 23, 1920 in Victoria, B.C.  Grandma raised her and her younger brother Tom.  Ma’s family were among the first Black pioneers to settle on Salt Spring Island and in Victoria by invitation of Sir James Douglas, back in the 1850s. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 1920's, Canada, Featured

Dodie’s story of Wanda

Wanda Woodham, a charming, gifted and gregarious, Brazilian woman, died on Mother’s Day, May 13, 2007, just one month less a day before her 93rd birthday.

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Posted in 1900's, Featured, South America

Patrick Ready’s story of Bess

Bess Ready was a wonderful mother. God knows, without her and the way she dealt with others in this life, who knows how we would have turned out. That’s particularly referring to the seven of us—the six kids she raised, and dad. Ultimately we all became what we became because of her, at least the good parts of us. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in 1910's, Canada

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