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The Mature Daughter Writes:
With my mother beside me in the car, I was pulling up to a parking spot at a local grocery store . We were routinely shopping for food and then going on  to have a fun-lunch . The car easing out of the spot into which I was parking, was driven by a woman about my age. Her passenger was clearly, her mom. They were both eating ice-cream cones. Our eyes met, we looked away, and then they met again. She pulled out and rolled down her window. With a smile and a twinkle in her eye she said” We’re in the same boat.” “Yes,” I replied,” but you are eating ice cream!”

I see more and more of such dyads- adult daughter and older mother- sharing  time as  they go about their normal every day life tasks… doing things together. As we are living longer, both mothers and daughters are dealing more and more with issues of aging- ranging from health care to life style changes and all the attendant emotional colors.  Perhaps  I am so keenly aware of this  because I myself am so involved in my mother-daughter relationship at this point in my life. I seem to see myself and my mom on the street, in restaurants, at doctor’s offices! (more…)

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