Happy Mother's Day

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Here's my mom, the irrepressible Charlotte Britton

She has always been a shining example of intelligence, resourcefulness, and resilience,
and she taught me, by example, the importance of hard work, persistence, and a cheerful attitude, as well as the value of thinking outside the box.  
Her decision to marry a folksinger in 1953 (my father George Britton) is but one example of her blithe disregard
for convention.    

My mother worked long hours
for decades running a music school
with my dad and building
her own business as a booking agent,
all while raising four children.

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Now in her 80s and living in California with her boyfriend, my mom continues to inspire me with her tireless energy, her ability to listen patiently, and her eccentricity — yes, those are papers clipped to the top of her head, and no, I don't know why— if you thought that was a hair bow, you don't know her very well!

Just a few more things I've learned from my mom...

  • how to age gracefully
  • what professionalism means
  • the importance of getting enough fiber
  • that wearing makeup is OPTIONAL (the last time I saw her wear lipstick was at my wedding in 1983)
  • how to be a BADASS!!
Ellen Britton