On Mother’s Day, I think of a working mom: mine. Growing up in a time when more mothers than not stayed at home, Mom always had a job. Although she has worked in a department store and a small dress shop in her later years, when it comes to life outside the home, she is a bank teller in my mind’s eye. No matter what it houses, I will never think of the building set back from Broad Street as anything but Citizens Bank and Trust, Southern Pines’ first and, until the early 1960s, only bank.
I felt for him as he grinded over putts that weren't dropping at a senior event in Malvern, Pa. I observed him meticulously going through a pre-flight checklist in the cockpit of his jet opposite co-pilot Lee Lauderback. I watched him at several greet-and-grin promotional appearances, working the room as enthusiastically as a rookie pro trying to make a good first impression.