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February 7, 2007
My sister found a diary our grandmother kept after adopting our mother. Mom was about two when she was adopted from an orphanage. Her legend is that she was abandoned at birth by her mother, who was a patient of the town doctor, who was married, and not to her. This could be another of Momís tall tales, but I do know for a fact that my grandparents adopted her after my grandmother had several miscarriages. I believe that they spoiled her outrageously because of that, and by the time she and my father married, the die was already cast.