New post on Daughter on Duty.

“’How are you?’ I could assume the question coming through the phone line from Mama’s friend a few days ago. ‘Lazy,’ Mama replied. It’s her stock answer. If she hasn’t slopped the pigs, milked the cow, prepared lunch for the farm hands and cleaned up the kitchen, completed her volunteer work, and climbed Mt. LeConte in her spare time, she considers her day—and by extension herself—worthless. It drives Rebecca and me to distraction.” Read more.