Art Gunther wrote a beautiful editorial about mom. I received an equally beautiful letter from the legislature. I used to protest when my mother claimed we were so much alike. If Thomas wanted to set me off… all he had to do was say “you are so much like mommy”. Houston we have lift off. Now I have to laugh at myself when I hear her words, or see her actions in the things that I say and do on a daily basis. Isn’t that true for you too? In my writings, you will discover that my mother and I considered the Wooden Indian a second home. We had a lovely relationship with the owners… and we loved how they treated all their patrons – familiar and new. I’d call her up, usually about 4:30 and say, “how’d you like to go to the Wooden Indian…?” and she’d always say “I’d love to”. The meal may have been $20.00 but the memory was worth a million.