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Mother’s Day was one of my favorite days when I was a child. My brother Warren and I sometimes brought home oddly shaped clay gifts we made at school. (Ashtrays? Bird nests? Spoon rests?) to present to our mother and to our grandmother, who lived with us.

We already knew they would fuss over our handmade gifts, just as mothers and grandmothers today fuss over painted rocks and sunflower seedlings sprouting in paper cups.

For years, my brother and I created handmade cards, though neither of us had particular gifts for design. Mine tended to feature brightly crayoned letters on the front:...

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