Family 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?

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