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Yellow Bird: This year a sad Mother's Day
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MONDAY, MAY 12, 2003

"This Mother's Day will be sad and regretful for me because my mother is in her own world - and the doctors say she will visit us less and less until the time comes when she stays in that world. So, I think back and wish I had visited that one Sunday or had spent an extra weekend with her. She probably won't understand why she is getting flowers and cards this Mother's Day.

I have several friends whose mothers are lost to them, too. I was there when some of them struggled with the reality that as they held onto their mothers with both hands and tried to grip tightly with their fingers, their mothers still slipped away. Now we are like the keepers of the doors that our mothers went through."

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DORREEN YELLOW BIRD COLUMN: When one's mother is here but not here on Mother's Day (The Grand Forks Herald 5/10)

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