My friend, Dennis Hawkins found this colorful writing and sent it to me as an e-mail. While each has his/her own remembrances about Mother as her day draws near, this testimonial is unique and realistically ironic in many respects. I'm sure something in the piece will sound at least vaguely familiar to many readers. So, Happy Mother's Day with a slightly different twist. Though protected by copyright,please read the letter that follows. I present to you, "The Meanest Mother."
The Meanest Mother
I would like to tell you that the article that you have on your web page called the Meanest Mother, I wrote in 1967. It was first published in the Our Sunday Visitor, a Catholic weekly newspaper and again in Guideposts, a magazine by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. It has a copyright. I do not mind someone using it, as long as it is non-profit and using my name as author. I will send you a copy of the original and if you would like to use it, please change your page to reflect the original.