She tried to get you to try things like spinach, peas and squash: She tried to convince you that working hard in school would pay off: Sometimes she’d back your father when you were given a punishment, but sometimes you could get her to soften it just a bit. She was seldom thanks for making all of those meals, doing all that laundry and being that one person that you could talk to about anything any time. The special people we call Mother will be saluted this Sunday and if you’re lucky enough to still have your mom in your life you shouldn’t miss the chance to honor her. You may be separated from her by too many miles to visit, or this year she may be confined to a facility that’s locked down because of the Corona Virus pandemic, But you can still make a phone call, Send a note or have a gift delivered to her in time for Mother’s day. But if for some reason that’s not possible Mom will understand. Moms always do. That’s the way I see it.