Mom in the Movies
INTRODUCTION Where Have All the Mothers Gone?
I remember Mama. We called her Mom or Mother. Elizabeth McCluskey Corliss lived her entire long life in Philadelphia. For forty-one years Elizabeth taught first grade in the city’s public school system; for thirty years she was married to the love of her life, my father, Paul, until his death in 1963; and for many more years she raised—uplifted—my brother, Paul Jr., and me, teaching us less by command than by example, by her easy...