“Unless you can afford a car and driver, ditch the stilettos.” That’s among the best bits of advice she received from her mom, said Patricia Morrisroe, author of “9 1/2 Narrow: A Life in Shoes.”
Every mother sends her child into the world with “mom-isms” that she hopes they will follow — or, at the least, remember until they are mature enough to put the wisdom to work. In honor of Mother’s Day, read on for more answers to the question, “What’s the best advice your mom gave you?”
“She quoted (British clergyman) Charles Kingsley as I left for school each morning: ‘Do noble things, not dream them, all day long.’”
— Sara Paretsky, mystery novelist whose latest book is...