A Six-Word Memoir® is the story of your life—some part of it or all of it—told in exactly six words.

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Mother love comes in both genders.

by NoNickname1 on October 14, 2011   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

When I was nine years old, sibs six and three, my mom went to work, swing shift. For some time we only saw her on Saturdays and Sundays. Dad taught me how to cook, clean and take care of my sibs for baths, homework and bedtime. He was a wonderful teacher and he did a good job subbing for our mother.


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