Nov. 15

I was thinking today about giving people labels. I use to be known to a bunch of kids  as Mom. (Four to be exactIy, but they are catching up to me in age and pretty soon we will probably be on first name basis.) I am still known as Mrs. Mostly,  I just go by my first and last name. When I am called Mrs. Uchitelle It sounds strange. My Mother,many years ago was ordering groceries by phone. She gave her name, Mrs. Hirsch. The caller must have said which Mrs. Hirsch and she snipped back,THE Mrs. Hirsch. (I love this story). But now, as I am thinking ,am I labeled. A Mom , a Mrs. or maybe a direction. Am I Left thinking and labeled that way, or am I to the Right. I'm probably more a right-y, politically . Am I a liberal.. or maybe a conservative. I am pretty conservative, especially when driving.Now I wait to be sure a person is making a right turn into the street that I am waiting to make a right turn out of. But I'm probably pretty liberal when it comes to most things that matter. Lives matter, my religion matters, my ethics matter. My family matters. Labels really  don't matter. It's what I do that does. And I do pretty good.

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22.05 | 08:38

so glad youre here mom!

29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

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