This is one of many stories from a wide variety of sources and a multitude of forms contributed by people upon request for my 70th birthday. They will be posted without editing, with the attribution that was with them. I will be posting these regularly until they run out next year sometime: if you have others to add, please send them to me.
My hero my mother Eudora Linton.
When I was growing up in Trinidad, she showed kindness for all people regardless of their ethnic background, colour, religion, character or their circumstances. She had an incredible capacity for loving, teaching, serving others; also a deep sense of purpose to uplift and empower those around her.