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Happy Mother’s Day
Posted by: McQ on Sunday, May 11, 2008

I only wish my mother was still here to thank her for all the wonderful things she did for me and my brothers.

She was a remarkable woman who pushed the envelope all her life. A small town girl who ended up seeing the world, commanded troops during WWII (and was awarded the Bronze Star) as a Signal Corps officer in North Africa, Italy and France rising to the rank of Captain. The first woman in the state of Arkansas to command an American Legion post and later serve as State Commander for the American Legion. She took up golf late in her life, and with most things she did, excelled, becoming a state champion.

My father was career military and she gave up her career to become a mother and raise three sons. We lived all over the world. She also spent many years alone as my father served unaccompanied tours, but took it in stride. She instilled values and principles that still guide my life today and have been passed on to my son and my grandsons.

She was also one of the most loving and caring mothers for which a son could ever ask. Fiercely protective, she still knew she was raising sons and we had to test our wings - so she let us. She was something special and helped give us what my brother has aptly described as a "Norman Rockwell childhood."

We lost her a few years ago at age 83. We miss her terribly.

Happy Mother's Day, mom.
 
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Written By: Bithead
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Condolences, McQ. She sounds like a remarkable woman indeed. The world is poorer for her loss.
 
Written By: Mike
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Great post and wonderful way to remember her. The world is poorer for the loss of a generation of women like her.
 
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