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Mother’s Day: Here’s Your Column!


Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. And necessity (my looming deadline) has forced me to invent a connection between Mother’s Day and Red Buttons.
You remember Red Buttons, don’t you? The amiable comedian was a regular on the “Dean Martin Celebrity Roast” specials in the Seventies. His shtick involved questioning the selection of the “Man of the Hour” and lamenting all the worthies who (wait for it) “never got a dinner!”
Buttons passed away in 2006; but if he were alive today, he might be helping me publicize all the MOTHERS who never got their proper ...

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