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First Person: My mother's house

Original post made on Nov 26, 2019

Every day for nearly 20 years, I drive or walk by the apartment complex on Sharon Road on my way to Safeway, or to the post office, or the dry cleaners, and every time, I wish the same wish, that my parents still lived there, and every time, this wish will not come true.

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Posted by R&R
a resident of Portola Valley: Westridge
on Nov 26, 2019 at 5:52 pm

Hugs !!


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Posted by Firoozeh Dumas
a resident of another community
on Nov 27, 2019 at 8:56 am

I don't know what to say other than "thank you." What a lovely, moving tribute to the author's mother and to all those who welcome us in their homes unannounced. This is a must read for anyone who has ever loved and lost, and isn't that all of us?
Donia Bijan is a gem.


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Posted by Mina Rad
a resident of another community
on Nov 28, 2019 at 8:21 pm

Such a beautiful and moving tribute to Donia Bijan's mother. This is a must read.


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Posted by P Robichaud
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Nov 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

What a lovely and moving tribute. It elegantly says so much about universal themes: home, connection, love, longing... and also about the author, her mother, her family, her son. Illustrates beautifully that although our loved ones may not be here in person, they are still right beside/inside us.


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Posted by kate
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Nov 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm

I am going to purchase this book tomorrow. Having lost my 96 year old mother six months ago, I have not doubt that this book will resonate with me as did her last novel, The last Days of Cafe Lila. Donia Bijan is a treasure, from her treasured Palo Alto restaurant, La mi Donia to her writing.


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