Our mother was a woman of lists. In her distinctive beautiful 6 point rounded script she would constantly create lists… When we three sons or the grandchildren came home, the lists included the issues she wanted to talk to us about: from the mundane to the most philosophical. Every trip included an invitation to Mother& Daddy’s room for an intense personal conversation in which Mother thoroughly discussed each item until she was satisfied and then checked them off —one by one. You needn’t have a psychology degree to understand that lists were Mother’s means of being
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Jewish Women's Archive. "Philanthropy." (Viewed on March 2, 2015) <http://jwa.org/topics/philanthropy>.