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Upcoming Mother's Day Brunch - Mothers in their 80 Share Powerful Lessons About Motherhood

Original post made by lew697, Charleston Gardens, on May 10, 2013

No one would describe raising a family as a simple undertaking, and 80-year-old Lourdes Fong and 88-year-old Beverly Bogart, at Moldaw Residences, understand the trials and tribulations of being mothers. Fong grew up in the Philippines, survived by hiding from the Japanese in the jungle during the occupation, spent four years raising her kids without her husband while waiting for visas to join him in the U.S. and went to college on the weekends to become a teacher in Sunnyvale, all while guiding her three kids successfully. Bogart, a former librarian at Stanford Law School, gave up her career while her children were young to provide a family modeled after the one in which she was raised – one with values, love and passion. Both women have rich histories, inspirational stories and collectively raised five kids in the San Francisco Bay area who are all college graduates.

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