Tag Archives: world war II

FMM 6 26 2020 Stay Curious

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” ~ Mother Teresa. I am not sure when it is that we begin to be curious about our parents’ lives before we were born.  Perhaps it is when we hit our rebellious teenage years, sure we have all the answers and our parents […]

FMM 5 15 2020 Surface Tension

“We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. My parents were both pacifists.  My father’s brothers were also pacifists and as young men in 1939, at the start of World War II, […]

FMM 12 4 15 Life Goes On

“A woman is like a tea-bag: you don’t know how strong she is  until you put her in hot water” ~Eleanor Roosevelt.  One day recently my mother wondered out loud: “How did I get such strong daughters?”   I am not sure what had prompted this comment, but I could only reply: “Look who raised us!”  […]