Why do we celebrate Mother's Day?
Garrison Keillor knows, and in this Salon column, he tell us. It's because Mom is our biggest fan, no matter what kind of trouble we cause. She's the one person who will never give up on us.
"She knows when you're in trouble," Keillor writes. "And you will get into deep trouble someday. Count on it. Someone will file a lawsuit against you and subpoena your e-mail and it will all come flooding out, your dark secrets, your nefarious dealings, and your friends will cross the street to avoid you and your brothers and sisters will fade into the woodwork, but your mother will still love you. Like an old lioness, she'll come running even if you're 2,000 miles away."
Thanks, Mom. And happy Mother's Day.