My Mother-Myself: Glimpses into the Complicated Mother-Daughter Relationship



I met Bobbie Spivey in a writing group a few decades ago. She is a no-nonsense person with a sense of humor that doesn’t quit. Not only that, she’s by her own admission the kind of person who consistently received the library’s prize for reading the most books over the summer when she was a kid. In the early 2000s she asked if I would contribute something to book she and others were creating about mothers. At the time I was working on still unpublished Shreds and Shards, a memoir. I easily agreed. A few months ago she sent a release form, letting me know the publication was happening. Here it is!! My pieces are: Mother’s Intentions and Death and Duck Feet. They are happy among their peers.