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By Colleen Sell

Intense...loving...complex...close - moms and daughters have their say during this unforgettable collection.As moms bring up their daughters to womanhood; as daughters come into their very own; as moms watch daughters develop into moms themselves, after which deal with their moms via midlife and past; the mother-daughter bond keeps its strength and poignancy forever.Mothers and daughters proportion greater than simply existence, loss of life and love; they alternate knowledge, suggestion and intimate secrets and techniques not like 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 dating so major - this magnificant ebook will enlighten the spirit and increase the lives of its readers.

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Qxd 5/30/2007 2:43 PM Page 27 A Mother Knows Not all women who have children are mothers. You can tell a true mother by the penetrating look in her eye. A mother always knows everything about you. Absolutely everything. I had such a mother. I could hide nothing from her. When I would walk into the house after pigging out on chocolate cake at the neighbor’s, she would glance at me and say, “How many times do I have to tell you not to eat between meals? ” I looked at her, dumbfounded: How could she see across the street and through the walls of my friend’s house, while she was cleaning the bathroom floor?

For five years, my mother fussed over my father, making sure that he put on clean underwear each morning, soaked his dentures every evening, and finished his snack of apple juice and a vanilla wafer every afternoon. They reminded me of the lyrics to the old song that, as a child, I used to play on our wind-up Victrola: “You’re the cream in my coffee. . ” Though normally undemonstrative of their affection for one another, they had always been the cream in each other’s coffee, the lace in each other’s shoes.

Maybe it was under the bed in the same suitcase in which she kept old family photograph albums. qxd 5/30/2007 2:43 PM Page 33 A Cup of Comfort for Mothers & Daughters 33 for her to turn around in that room. She was an old woman who lived in a shoebox. For decades, my mother had mourned the loss of her hair, the blond tresses I had never seen. Childbirth followed by double pneumonia had robbed her of it. Hats had become her crowning glory. Never skimpy little hats, but imposing hats with sweeping brims, Cossack hats, velour cloches with dotted veils that swooped under her chin and up over her ears, all fastened in the back with a tortoise-shell hat pin.

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