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May 15, 2023Liked by Ruth Stroud

I really enjoyed reading this piece!

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Thanks, Mien!❤️

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What a lovely read this was. I love that you are delving into your mother's past this way--it feels like we as daughters should know our mothers best, but it's easy to think of them only in relation to ourselves rather than as multi-dimensional people who existed before they had children! Looking forward to hearing more of this story.

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Thanks so much, Sam! I couldn’t agree more on the subject of mothers. I’m on a belated quest to get to know mine better through ancient letters, documents and, hopefully, a trip to her birthplace to walk in her footsteps. I hope to share more in the future.

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What a beautiful tribute and remembrance, Ruth. And these pictures! Happy Mother’s Day to you, my friend! 💐

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Thanks so much, Jolene! 🤗

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Och aye, what a lovely glimpse into your mishpocheh.

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Thank ye, Crowden! Ye’re vera guid ta say soo!

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May 14, 2023Liked by Ruth Stroud

I can't get enough of this beautiful story. I was hooked by the immigrant thread and surprised when your mother got her degree from SJSU, like me. It brought me home.

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Thanks so much for reading and commenting. It was quite a long journey for my mom, but I think she was prouder of getting that degree than anything.

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Such a beautiful remembrance and tribute to family, Ruth. A very happy Mother's Day to you

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Thanks so much, Vicki! I hope you had a beautiful day!

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May 14, 2023Liked by Ruth Stroud

Wonderful story telling, as always. Love all of the pictures, especially the one of you and your mom and the one of your mom reading. Happy Mother's day dear Ruth!

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Thanks so much, dear Leslie!😏

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May 14, 2023Liked by Ruth Stroud

Such beautiful pictures and love story. Thanks for sharing beautiful memories with us. Happy Mother’s Day.

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Thank you, Rena! Belated Mother’s Day wishes to you! Hope it was a great one!🌹❤️🌹

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Loved mom's accent! I can still hear her everyday. It was that memorable.

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