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(contributor, page 27)"I Salute You, Mother"

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Thursday
May192011

I love my mother’s take on things. We talk on the phone regularly, yet she still manages to surprise me.

Mom:   Did you get the latest Lands’ End catalog?

Me:      Yes. (Grabbing it from the mail.)

Mom:   Turn to page 23.

Me:      Okay. (Mom likes the shorts? The belt?)

Mom:   Now turn to page 58.

Me:      Okay. (Hmmm…men’s section.)

Mom:   Don’t you think he and the woman on page 23 would make a good couple?

Oh, not shopping. I stuck my hand in at page 58 and flipped back to 23, then back again. She had a point.

Me:      Yeah, and they’d have cute kids.

There was a pause, then I heard the riffle of pages. Without waiting for instruction, I too turned to the children’s section, searching for their child. Who needs to spend money to have fun with a catalog?

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