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“... nobody fought death so hard as a mother did, who left children behind her to root-pig-or-die-pore in a hard old world.”
“... a parting is sadder than a death, Ma always said, for two people are dead to one another and yet go on living ...”
“... a heart may be lifted up and cast down in the same moment, as sometimes sunshine comes while rain is falling and builds upward in the sky tall reaches of misty, unlikely beauty.”
“... a mother-in-law's praise says more in a woman's favor than anything else in the world.”
“It would be too lonesome for them to be buried away off here by her house, six miles from nowhere; the dead like company too.”
“... the way of his own mother is the natural way to a child's thinking; all else seems foreign and remarkable.”
“... ever afterward she did as she had heard her mother say that women do — though her child was dead, still she carried it about in her heart, a dead weight.”
“Mouths talk without authority sometimes ...”
“Pity makes a thin drink, indeed.”
Caroline Miller, U.S. writer
(1903 - 1992)
Full name: Caroline Pafford Miller.