Today’s read is from Brianne Taylor. Here’s an excerpt:
“She is the strength of our nation, our community, and our family. The most beautiful word in the English language — mother.”
So ended a speech Mary Stone gave about her mother on “The Donna Reed Show,” season one, episode four, which aired back in the fall of 1958.
Fast forward to 2023. According to Arizona Informer, corporations across America, including Hallmark, Kay Jewelers, and DoorDash, just to name a small sampling, are allowing their customers to opt out of Mother’s Day emails. While intended as a courtesy for those who have lost mothers, such heightened sensitivity could move us closer to eliminating Mother’s Day from the calendar entirely.
So what does this episode of “The Donna Reed Show” teach us about motherhood, and how can it help us to live better?
Read the entire column here.
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