Unpaid and under-appreciated. Writer Carole E. Trainor describes how the family survived after her mother went on strike. “Like many men of his day, my father believed that a mother’s love was best conveyed through a lifetime of self-sacrifice and service to those she loved.” The Best Pressed Pants in all of Prince Edward Island: The Day My Mother Quit Her Unpaid Housework, April 7, 2006.
Grand Mothers, too. Jennifer McNeil chronicles her quiet grandmother’s vocal battle with dementia. “Now she is fighting death with a loudness that is startling, as if she has finally found her voice after all these years.” Do Not Go Gentle: My Grandmother’s Rage, January 25, 2008.