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CAMPBELLSPORT, Wis. – Karen Gudex, mother of Senior Airman Rose Gudex, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs photojournalist at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., smiles as she receives a dandelion from her grandson, Avery, for Mother’s Day in May 2016. Karen passed away Aug. 25, 2016 from lunch cancer. (Courtesy photo) Dandelions aren’t weeds: Airman’s first Mother’s Day without mom
Every year as far back as I can remember, my brothers and I would pick handfuls of dandelions from the front yard to give our mom for Mother’s Day. She would smell them as if they were expensive roses and smile like she was the luckiest mom in the world. Of course, then she would rub them all over our faces so we each looked like we got in the middle of a marker fight.
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