How a clean-out revealed my mother’s cluttered heart

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My siblings and I got together in 2004 for some serious conversation about our 84-year-old Mom. I went to visit her and witnessed her climbing a step-stool while holding a coffee can filled with birdseed tucked under her elbow as she reach over her second-story deck’s railing. The feeder she…

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“Francene,” Peter bellowed. “ Where’s my spray bottle? Miz Penn’s cat’s on the patio again.”

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Judy McLain

Shit Creek survivor. Storyteller. Feminist liberal. Southern without the accent. Chihuahuaist.

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