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Offering thanks on Mother’s Day

May 8, 2011
By PAUL GIANNAMORE , The Herald-Star

When my mother got about making a family in the late 1940s, there were a few different rules. Moms generally didn't work. Her job at the five-and-10 became the job of raising three kids and keeping house. That the three kids were born at intervals spanning nearly 16 years meant she raised three separate, barely overlapping families over a full generation. That, and I can't ever remember my sister not driving.

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