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May 23, 2012
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Fresh Ideas: Our memories serve as our muse

What gets passed along from a mother to her children is her character; it enters into them as surely and inexorably as water flows from a fuller vessel into a less-full one. - Laurence Shames

It's from my mother that I learned to love story telling. Her stories aren't about heroes and heroines, but about our family's character, roots, and identity. They describe landscapes and attitudes, define ties and obligations, confirm resemblances, explain the inscrutable connections and inevitable rendings that bind families. As in most stories about Italians, her stories are about love - love of place, of people, of …

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