letters / memory / mom

dress the part

I was in high school in the 80s when my mother wrote this. This money order is not just a Christmas present. People your age need to dress appropriately. As your mother, I’m going to add some advice about spending this money–you’re probably going to get a lot of advice. Ignore everybody. Make yourself happy. … Continue reading

letters / memory / mom

ideal mother

On December 28, 1984, my mother wrote: I love you very much, Marta. It’s probably hard to believe sometimes–I know I’m difficult as a person, and nobody’s idea of “Mother”, but I never learned how to be anything but myself. I wish for you the same. What is everyone’s idea of “Mother”? Continue reading