Vintage Voice

Unearthing classic articles from previous issues of The Voice Magazine.

With Mother’s Day coming up May 12, we cast a nostalgic glance back at mother’s in our past.

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.