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My mother, who is seventy years old,recently sent me a photograph of herself that I had never seen before.While cleaning out the attic of her Florida home,she came across a studio portrait she had had taken about a year before she married my father.This picture of my mother as a twenty-year -old girl and the story behind it have fascinated me from the moment I began to consider it. The young women in the picture has a face that resembles my own in many ways.Her face is a bit more oval than mine, but the softly waving brown hair around it is identical.The small, straight nose is the same model I was born with. My mother's mouth is closed,yet there is just the slightest hint of a smile on her full lips.I know that if she had smiled,she would have showm the same wide grin and down-curving "smilelines" that appear in my own snapshots.The most hauting feature in the photo,however,is my mother's eyes.They are an exact duplicate of my own large,dark-brown ones.Her brows areplucked nto thin l...

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