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My Turn 5-14

Today is Mother’s Day in the USA. All across America and beyond, we continue the timely and timeless tradition of honoring mothers -- our own and others, past and present. And rightly so. We can never thank them enough for their countless contributions to their families, communities and our nation. The longer I live, the more I’ve come to appreciate Mother’s Day, and what my own mother means to me. I’ve told her story before, and I’m telling part of it again today. Her name was Gertrude, but most of her family and friends just called her “Gert.” She was born in 1907 in the old Goodbars community in Van Buren County, “two hoots and a holler” from Warren County.

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