• Remembering Syl on Mother's Day

    My Mom, Sylvia

      My Mom, Sylvia Readers may wonder why I pen a Mother’s Day tribute about my mother on a Website that publishes political commentary. The answer is easy: Sylvia was a political person. Sylvia was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1921. She grew up in a family that did not want for much since Syl’s father, Bill, had a good job working as the superintendent at his bother’s textile mill in Rhode Island, where the family moved for that work. The mill was quite successful and produced dyed synthetic fibers. It was one of many mills that Bill’s brother operated. Syl married my dad, Irv, in the early 1940s. Irv’s…

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