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Such a poignant and relatable story, Dianne. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into the process!

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Thank you Paula. I’m sorry that it’s relatable! We have such complicated relationships with our mothers.

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"national day of trauma" sums up M-day perfectly!

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It seems so odd though, given the commercial aspect of it.

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Hi Dianne, I just listened to your interview with David Lebovitz and it was great, light, funny and talking relevant information, I am early days on here, Substack appreciate good writing. I did buy the magazine Gourmet Traveller just to read A.A. Gill, writing about some far off land in only the way he did. Also, not a food writer, but what a writer ! also, the late, Christopher Hitchens both controversial in their fields. I shall enjoy catching up on you articles.

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Thank you Kim. I enjoyed the work of A. A. Gill. I haven't read HItchens yet. Still time!

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Jun 6, 2023Liked by Dianne Jacob

Thankyou Dianne, Hitchens is (was) one of the great British writers passed now, and was loved but did have enemy's, political and fierce in his statements a journalist and outspoken. I first started with his memoir Hitch 22.

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Wonderful story. You are one of many with complicated memories of your mom. I congratulate you on being the resilient, confident person you are, who was able to look at your mom as a person and try to understand why she was the way she was. I look forward to trying the recipe, it sounds like such an interesting combination of flavors.

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Thank you Fran. The soup is sweet and sour. I think some relatives may have made it with lamb but my other only ate chicken. I hope you try it.

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