The older I get, the more I look like my mama

May 10, 2019
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The older I get, the more I look like my mama

The older I get, the more I look like my mama

“My name is Pearline. I am named after my grandmother. I grew up in Leland, Mississippi, but live in St. Louis now. A lot of my family ended up there. My brother just got out of the hospital and I came down to check on him. I love the Mississippi Delta and this will always be who I am. I am taking 6 dozen tamales back to St. Louis. I am a breast cancer survivor. The hardest part was losing my hair. The chemo never bothered me and I want back to work in the afternoon. I didn’t ask for it, but it was okay.  The death of my mama three years ago was much harder on me. She taught me how to cook and to be a young lady. I miss her every day. The older I get the more I look like her.”

1 comment on “The older I get, the more I look like my mama”

  1. Cynthia "Maggie" Mosteller says:

    As I have gotten older when I look in the mirror I say, “Mama what are you doing in there?”
    It is nice to be able to see her in me and gives me a feeling that we are not separated but always together.

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