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November 8th, 2016

Carrie

Carrie was one of my mothers.* the one who carried me in her womb and gave me life.

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* I have always been a liittle uncomfortable referring to Carrie as ny biological mom and Lillian as my adoptive mom.  It seems a bit disrespectful to both women.  Why should i have to explain why I call two women "mom."

In the Hawiian(?) system of kinship nomenclature, used by more cultuires than any other. all a  person's mother's sisters and all a person's father's sisters are called mother.  In most other systems as well, more than one person is called mother,  And those  labels are definitive and important to the people who use them;

I think we could all use several mothers.  When Lillian died, i still had a mother for  ten more years.

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