Sunday, May 10, 2009

Every Day Is Mothers Day

My mother, June Sykes Gaston, Virginia farm girl and child of the Depression, knows all about economic hard times. Youngest girl in a family of eight, she worked along side her brothers in the fields at a time when everyone grew what they ate and bartered the rest.

She made it out of the mountains, married a serviceman from New Jersey and created a life for herself and her family in the Florida flatlands. Today and everyday I celebrate my mom in this her 87th year.

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