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October 21, 2008


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Kalynne Pudner

Even if I did sleep, I wouldn't be. Please, please go on...


Wow, you have us all captivated. My mums name is carol.

Mary Alice

Bless Adele. What a wonderful perceptive kindhearted woman.


Your Mom's history is so rich. She overcame so much....

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!

Ack! Jenn, will you please stop stopping. More. We need more.

phd in yogurtry

I will forward this story to any who sneer at the mention of the village it takes to raise a child.

Now... back to the story. What provoked the clothes on the stoop?


You have now made us fall in love with your mother and Adele. Telling your mother's story is a beautiful way to honor her. I'm hoping to read the whole story soon!


Oh wow!


Adele sounds like an angel from heaven for your mom...


What on earth had your mom done (or supposedly done) to have that happen? Thank God for Adele....I see her part in all this getting even bigger.....


Man, I thought MY mother had a sad story. She had her some crazy, but it didn't kick her out of the house!


What a lovely story. I am in suspense regarding the continuation of your previous post too.

texasholly @ June Cleaver Nirvana

Yeah! I love what you are doing this week!



My mom died almost 10 years ago, and her birthday was in early October. I have been trying since then to find a way to tell her story, but nothing works yet.

I love how you are telling your mom's story.

Deb D

How tragic :-(


You do have some great stories to write


Oh, I love this story, Jenn. You've got a novel here. I can tell.


Maybe one day I can honor my mother in a similar manner. In the meantime I want to read more of your writing! Don't keep us in suspense!


Maybe one day I can honor my mother in a similar manner. In the meantime I want to read more of your writing! Don't keep us in suspense!

jessica bern

It does take a village. I am a single parent and I don't know how I would have dealt with a small child on my own without the friends I made here. All my family is in NY so it's either them or no one. Your story is incredible? is that the word? No, but you must tell the whole story. It is captivating. I just wish you didn't need to go through that, no one should, ever.

San Diego Momma

Just awesome. Like I said before, I love seeing this storyteller side of you.


I am catching up on your blog, which I just discovered, and am really enjoying your writing.

My mother had a similar life when it came to terrible luck. Oh, the stories I could tell!

Coincidentally, my brother Mark is a paranoid schizophrenic, and my other brother Paul suffered a traumatic brain injury on October 23, 1996--which would've been your mother's birthday, six years before she passed away.

I find it interesting how some families seem to have way more than their share of traumatic events.

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