My mother died early yesterday morning. She was 96. For several years, she had lived in a care facility near my older sister. Mother was a teacher. Though she suffered from dementia, Mother greeted everyone and always said thank you whenever someone did...
As I drove south on 29 to visit my mother last weekend, I thought about Vivian Gornick’s Fierce Attachments, a memoir about the author’s relationship with her mother. Though younger than my mother, Gornick also grew up during the Depression and War years and was a...
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