Thanks, Mom

My mother’s library was the following:

  • Bible
  • Nursing dictionary
  • Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking
  • and a tabletop book she brought back from the Soviet Union

She wasn’t much of a reader.  My dad on the other hand read constantly, and had a huge library but I owe my love of reading and writing to my mom.  She was the one who realized I couldn’t read in the second grade and got me a tutor. She was the one who bought me Scholastic books, she was the one who gave me a few extra dollars to go get Hardy Boy books or the latest Spider-man comic book.

I don’t want to imagine a world where I couldn’t read. Reading brings immense  joy into my life. So, today on her birthday I say, “Thanks Mom!”

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