Born at the turn of the century from hard-working good people. Dropped out of school at age nine to care for younger siblings. Calloused hands and bent fingers told a story of work. House, field, serving others.
Blue-gray eyes told tales beyond their years.
Raised a family of seven, and never missed a day of work. Smile creased lips belied the struggles, cries of pain, suffering deaths of children before their time.
Pin a blue ribbon, hang a gold medal. Five stars are not enough.
The missing character is my mother.
Do you have an unforgettable character?