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Happy Birthday to My Mom

Marie Louise Gartside Bates and Carolyn Bates in MauiMarie Louise Gartside BatesMay 1, 1918-2016 When I look back at my time spent with my mom, one of my favorite memories is the day we spent holding hands, laughing and jumping the waves in Maui, Hawaii, 1992. Last week I started to look through old photos looking for one to use for Facebook for my mom’s birthday May 1.  And voila, there was one...
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For my mom

Marie Louise Bates 1918-2016My mom, she set out a course for her life, and did it right. She died perfectly. Before anything really dire set in. My sister, Cindy Koster, my mom and I are all lucky… I am not sure I have it all together yet, as when I wander into a book shop or card shop, I stop and say “I should buy one for my mom,”…and then I stop. I used to be her foil when ...
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