Growing up, the household of Tammy Swift's bestie seemed like nirvana. It was a spotless rambler — the height of 1970s’ cool, in her book — with a mom who dressed fashionably and kept their freezer stocked at all times with at least five different homemade cookies. But as time passed, she learned all moms contribute in their own way.
You hate to admit but mom was right — about everything. Brainerd lakes area residents and those from the area reflect for Mother’s Day on the words of wisdom their mothers shared and the advice their moms gave that seemed laughable, dubious or incredulous — at least at first.
"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says it's certainly hard, but it's still worth trying to celebrate those big anniversaries, even if your spouse might not understand why you're celebrating.