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Turning Into Your Mother? These Kansas Citians Are

Susan Foster
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From an appreciation of art to a knack for grammar, moms pass down a lot of traits to their sons and daughters that go beyond eye color.

In honor of Mother’s Day, KCUR wanted to know what about your mom you see in yourself. We used our airwaves and social media this week to ask: How are you like your mother?

Susan Foster emailed us some thoughts on a garden she built in tribute to her mother, who was widowed with four children, but always maintained a beautiful garden through plant exchanges with friends.

“My mother taught me a garden is as varied and beautiful as your friends, with wonderful memories each time you see their contribution to your garden,” Foster writes.

On Facebook, Dodie Jacobi tells us about what she picked up from her biological and adoptive mothers.  

“I've got Mom's nearly cockeyed optimism, and my bio mother's smile,” Jacobi tells us.

“I've got both moms' fear of water, love of good food, liberal political leanings, and eagerness to laugh hard often. It is one of my life's greatest gifts to know and be loved by two amazing women.”

Erica Ismert shared with us a trait she wishes she hadn’t picked up from her mother.

“One day as a tween I was laughing at my mom’s ugly elbows and jokingly stated to her that I hoped I didn't inherit them,” Ismert writes on Facebook. “I did."

See the highlights from the Twitter responses below.

For the full Twitter stream, follow the #TellKCUR hashtag.

Tell KCUR is part of an initiative to engage the community and shine a light on your experiences and opinions. We’ll ask a new question every week and then share your feedback on the air and online. See our arsenal of questions — and your answers.

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