HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

I have been lucky enough to have several mothers in my life, including the woman who gave birth to me in April 1969, GraceAnne Andreassi DeCandido; “Mom-like product” Helga Borck, who helped raise me when she became part of our family in the mid-1970s; the Godmommy Livia DeCandido, my wonderful aunt; and two amazing women who are no longer with us, my grandmother Ann Andreassi, who died in 2016 at the age of 93, and my great-grandmother Grazia Silverio DeBacco, who died in 2003 at the age of 98.

All the mothers in question are magnificent, and many of whatever good qualities I might have as a person is in large part due to all these amazing mommies in my life.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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My aunt Livia, with her brother/my father. From a family gathering in 2018.

 

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My mother, my great-gradmother, and my grandmother at a family reunion some time in the 1980s.

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Helga with my father enjoying her birthday cake in 2006.

 

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Wrenn, me, my father, and Helga at the Bronx Zoo in 2015.

 

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Me and my mother at my parents’ house in 2016.

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