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A person can choose his friends and select a wife, but he has only one mother, I always say. The trouble with many of us is that we don't appreciate our mothers. I think that a certain day should be set aside each year and dedicated to mothers. It could be called "Mother's Day."

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Source Notes: Barefoot Boy With Cheek (chapter 1) (1943). Asa Hearthrug, a bombastic young man preparing to go off to college, celebrates his mother and reveals his ignorance about the yearly commemoration.

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