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A lot of people just celebrated Mother’s Day. This was the second Mother’s Day without our mom Essie Norrell and it was the second time I enjoyed the day with friends who also have lost their mothers and have no children. No one sends us a Mother’s Day card and we don’t have a biological mother to celebrate with. Once again it was great day with a small group of ladies and I will continue to do something each year with this special group.

My father passed in 1982 and I miss him so much. When I meet people who don’t know their father, I can’t imagine what that might be like. I had so much fun with my dad. He taught me how to put together lawn furniture, how to read directions and how to paint a room. My dad had a great sense of humor and made me laugh and took me to the Police Circus, the Ice Capades and the baseball game. When I look back on this I guess these were daddy/daughter dates. It sure was fun to go out with my daddy. He could bake and cook and he would make a meal look just like it looked in the magazine. He could take leftovers and make magic out of them. You would not recognize the dish once he put his touch on it. We would often ask daddy what is this? And he would say, “girl remember that ham we had at Easter well this is it.”

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