By Colleen Sell
Intense...loving...complex...close - moms and daughters have their say during this unforgettable collection.As moms increase their daughters to womanhood; as daughters come into their very own; as moms watch daughters develop into moms themselves, after which take care of their moms via midlife and past; the mother-daughter bond keeps its strength and poignancy forever.Mothers and daughters proportion greater than simply lifestyles, dying and love; they trade knowledge, recommendation and intimate secrets and techniques in contrast to that of the other relationship."A Cup of convenience for moms and Daughters" explores the power and intensity of women's unbreakable earliest bond.Filled with tales that celebrate within the complexity and kindness - in addition to the struggles and triumphs that make the mother-daughter courting so major - this magnificant publication will enlighten the spirit and increase the lives of its readers.
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In the days before automatic elevators, she would exit with a gracious nod at the elevator operator. “Thank you, kind sir,” she would say, as if he were opening the door to her carriage instead of the housewares section of the department store. In a crowded elevator, she always took care not to disturb her hat. But she would gladly have burned all of her hats for the head of hair she had once had. Before the era of synthetic wigs, stylish wigs were made of the finest human hair and were unafford-able to the average woman.
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Maybe it helps her to feel less small in a big world. Maybe, too, the awful summer wasn’t for my benefit, but for hers. It’s easier to leave when she’s convinced she is too angry to stay. I retrieve garbage bags from the car and the curb. Clothes and shoes go back into the closet. I remake the bed and pile it with stuffed animals. The cat slinks into the room and looks around with suspicious eyes. qxd 5/30/2007 2:43 PM Page 11 A Cup of Comfort for Mothers & Daughters 11 Finally she makes a place for herself between a Christmas bear and an Easter bunny.
A Cup of Comfort for Mothers and Daughters: Stories That Celebrate a Very Special Bond by Colleen Sell