Recalling Mom on Veteran's Day
One of 3 million American women who served since WWII
Whenever my mother wanted to get a moment’s peace from the barely-controlled chaos of six children born within 7 years, she would do what came naturally. She called cadence.
At once my sisters and I would become soldiers, my brothers being teenagers and too old for the game. We marched around the ottoman, into the hallway of the low-income projects in w…