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August 31, 2008

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Our Mothers, Our Daughters

By Katie Lashbrook

We all agreed that

our mothers

had a profound influence on us

when we were young and even now.

We know we didn't

measure up to all of our mothers'

dreams and desires for us, although

we didn't care that much when we were younger,

feeling our unique new selves growing away from them.

Now that we are older, we

understand we didn't always measure up to

our daughters'

expectations either. We wonder where

we went wrong with these important women.

Or, is this an old story about mothers and daughters?

Katie Lashbrook lives in Lawrence.

Comments

Alia Ahmed 6 years, 1 month ago

Katie,I agree, it is an old story about mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, fathers and sons, too.

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