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A Mother Is the Truest Friend

A Mother is the truest friend we have
when trials, heavy and sudden fall upon us;
when adversity takes the place of prosperity;
when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us;
when trouble thickens around us,
still will she cling to us,
and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels
to dissipate the clouds of darkness,
and cause peace to return to our hearts.

- Washington Irving
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