Author: Shirlee Smith

Mother would not be impressed by O.J. Simpson

My mother was a kind lady. She impressed everyone around her with good deeds. Her children knew her to be kind but stern. She took a straight and narrow path when it came to raising us. Apologies weren’t exactly the order of her day. She gave few and never appeared interested in those that her offspring tried offering up in regard to their wrongdoing. Her philosophy of raising children seemed to me to have been that kids were always on the hunt for finding their parents wrong. And so for O.J. Simpson being a model prisoner, and now apologizing...

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