My Mother Peggy

Story telling, fashion, home ownership, loss, and misunderstanding

My mother Peggy was one of the older siblings in a large, Irish Catholic family in a lower-middle-class New Jersey suburb of New York City. In her day, it was fashionable for young women to be curvy with full breasts. My mother’s sisters, Frances and Marie, were like that. I have the curvy. My mother was large-boned, angular…



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Aikya Param

Rev. Aikya Param is a Staff Minister at Agape Bay Area in Piedmont, California, a visual artist, and writer.