A daughter finds her mother's story, dating back to hidden truths during World War II. A classic Mother/Daughter tale one can picture on the big screen, from the war in Europe to America in the 60's and 70's, and life as an immigrant wife and mother during that iconic time. A beautiful love and life story of a beautiful woman, who graces the cover on her first day in America. A woman named Tishi.
Leslie is a daughter, a mother, an ex-wife, female and a human on Earth. She was an actress in the 1980's & 90's, married and became a full-time mom of 2 wonderful (now grown) boys. The family spent 14 years in beautiful Sun Valley, Idaho, then moved back to the LA area 10 years ago. Leslie speaks German, being the child of a German immigrant mother, whose posthumous memoir is the subject of Leslie's first book: " Tishi; Refugee,Immigrant,Mother". Leslie hikes wherever and whenever she can, loves movies in a dark theater with popcorn, and likes being stuck in positive, rather than negative loops, although she tries not to get "stuck" at all.
I think my answer to the above question is: YES. We all think the grass is greener at some point. Whether it's the bigger, better deal, or a mom that looks more like what I thought a mom should look like, and doesn't speak English with a foreign accent.
Tishi: Refugee, Immigrant, Mother
Enter Mrs. Warner, my fantasy mom. She lived across the street and was friends with my mother. Her son Stevie was right between my brother’s age and mine, so he played with both of us. Mrs. Warner was tall, blue eyed and had strawberry blonde hair like the comic strip character Brenda Starr. She always wore pink lipstick and colorful, fluffy, but tight fitting dresses over her curves. She had the sweetest voice with just a hint of a Southern drawl. I was tall for my age, greenish-blue eyed and blonde. I even had a hint of strawberry color in my hair (I hoped), and I believed that Joanie Warner looked and sounded more like what someone who was my mother should look and sound like.