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Getting and giving love from mom

Sue Simon with her mother, Frances Gowan, who

Sue Simon with her mother, Frances Gowan, who was celebrating her 88th birthday in 2010. Photo Credit: Handout

Memories of Mom are some of the most cherished we have. We spend childhood in our mother's care, and are guided by her wisdom long after we've left the nest. But it's often moments we enjoy with Mom in her winter years that forever capture our heart. We asked Act 2 readers to share treasured memories of Mom for Mother's Day. Here are a few of their stories.

Adele Solimine with her mom, Adele Jones Halversen,
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Adele Solimine with her mom, Adele Jones Halversen, in 1952

Sandy couldn’t blow out of the candles of
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Sandy couldn’t blow out of the candles of Clara Fenster’s birthday cake, held by daughter, Marlene.

Jeanette Sciacchitano is surprised at her engagement party
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Jeanette Sciacchitano is surprised at her engagement party by her maternal grandmother, Josephine Vitolo.

Sue Simon with her mother, Frances Gowan, who
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Sue Simon with her mother, Frances Gowan, who was celebrating her 88th birthday in 2010.

Miriam Cohen, now of Valley Stream, with Yetta
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Miriam Cohen, now of Valley Stream, with Yetta Weissman, the aunt who became her mother in, in a 1935 photo.

Terri Doon with mom, Grace, dad, Vince, and
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Terri Doon with mom, Grace, dad, Vince, and daughter, Jaci

Marguerite Melia with her five daughters, clockwise from
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Marguerite Melia with her five daughters, clockwise from top left, Joanne Melia, Mary Giambalvo, Kathy Levine, Maggie Milgrim and Eileen Melia Hession

Yetta Alderberg, the writer’s mom.
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Yetta Alderberg, the writer’s mom.

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