Originally Posted by ClevelandBronco
My "family" wasn't a family at all by that definition when my mother became a 36 year old widow with three kids under the age of 13.
I Oh what power I have. Call Me Uncle Sam or perhaps Beatty.
But Seriously, you seem to be a person that can connect thoughts and ideas to formulate your own opinion on things. It sounds like your mother must have been/is quite a Lady. Iím sure neither of you feel/felt the need to have others define the nature of your relationship. I really donít think most people need the Government doing that for them either.