Mother’s Day

A mom’s farewell

Laurie Sontag is a Gilroy writer who wishes parenthood had come with an instruction manual.
Laurie Sontag
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In June 2001, I wrote my first column for this paper. I started writing because I had become a parent and for the first time in my life I had become intimately acquainted with midnight barf-a-thons. There was also this strange, tiny person in the house who told me “no” all [...]

A pillar of strength

Emanuel Lee is an avid runner and the Sports Editor for the Hollister Free Lance.
Emanuel Lee
Growing up I always found it odd when I heard my friends and their parents say to each other, “I love you.” From the time I was born and through my teenage years, my mom never said those words to me. She didn’t have to. If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s [...]