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Vintage photos of mothers in N.J.



Some thoughts on Mom for Mother’s Day and every other day of the year:

“Mothers are such a part of us that it can be hard to talk about them. We love them. We get mad at them. They teach us, even when we don’t realize it. We resist them. No matter what, they are part of us.” — Jane Gilgun

“Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.” — unknown

“Mama does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Dada first.” — Mignon McLaughlin

“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” — Cardinal Mermillod

The loveliest masterpiece of the heart of God
is the heart of a mother.” — St. Therese of Lisieux

“A mom forgives us all our faults, not to mention one or two we don’t even have.” — Robert Brault

Louise Hatala; 92 years young 

“Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” — Lisa Alther

“Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes, by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers and sisters, aunts and cousins, comrades and friends–but only one mother in the whole world.” — Kate Douglas Wiggins

“There will be so many times you feel like you failed. But in the eyes, heart and mind of your child you are super mom.” — Stephanie Precourt

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“When you are a mother you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always thinks twice, once for herself and once for her child.” — Sophia Loren

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.” – Maya Angelou

A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” — Tenneva Jordan

The world needs our mothers.” — Liya Kebede

Happy Mother’s Day!

Greg Hatala may be reached at ghatala@starledger.com. Follow him on Twitter @GregHatala. Find Greg Hatala on Facebook.

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