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A Near Miss and Mama’s Stubbornness - Pat Spears
Peas of the same pod was the rap on Mama and me. Maybe that’s why we loved each other but never got along particularly well. While she self-identified as determined, she cast me as hard-headed and prideful. Still, I admired her spunk. Sixteen year-old Dorene Bailey dropped out of high school in the eleventh grade, …