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?