One of WCBT's most enduring traditions is to invite a member of our Sangha to be guest speaker at our annual Mother's Day Service. This year, Cora Kikunaga shared wonderful memories of her mother with us.
Cora began her talk by saying, "My mom was like a chameleon...she would put me on the table top to dance and entertain at parties...but she was also loving and caring, and walked me to school, made me my favorite foods and took care of me like a nurse."
"Mother was like a builder," Cora continued, "building my self-confidence. And, even though my mother was Catholic, she understood the concept of impermanence. 'Always wear clean underwear...You never know when you might end up in the hospital and you don't want to end up in the hospital with dirty underwear,' she would say - and I'm still doing it today!," Cora said.
"She was always there for me. Even when I recently became seriously ill, she supported me. We used to go out at least three times a week for lunch. Suddenly, in 1995, she passed away. I will always remember and cherish the relationship I had with her...Please give your mother a hug today and tell her you love her."
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