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Celebrating moms

May 13, 2007|By JULIE E. GREENE

Betty Smith (left) and Joan Ballam (below)

Sisters Betty Smith of Clear Spring, and Joan Ballam of Falling Waters, W.Va., climbed aboard the caterpillar and racecar, respectively, after being dared by Smith's daughter Jennifer Burger.

Their antics, a joke which became a dare when Burger took out her camera, occurred in November 2006 when the women took their annual shopping trip to Potomac Mills mall in Virginia.

Burger, of Hagerstown, submitted the photo of her mom. Michelle Lickey, of Bunker Hill, W.Va., submitted the photo of her mother, Ballam.

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Lesley Quesada

Lesley Quesada enjoys cozy moment with her then-1 1/2-month-old son. Bernie Quesada V is now almost 3 months old. Bernie Quesada IV, of Waynesboro, Pa., submitted the photo of his wife.

Hazel Petrarca

Autumn Swing submitted this photo of her mother, Hazel Petrarca, who celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday. The women, along with Petrarca's other daughter, Mary Dennis, live in Hagerstown.

Dorothy Hull

This photo of Dorothy "Dottie" Hull, 84, of Hagerstown, was submitted by her seven children. They are Jackie Keefer, Marg Hammond, Alice Cox and Glenda Green, all of Hagerstown; Donnie Hull of State Line, Pa.; Darlene Cuddy of Spring Mills, W.Va.; and Norma Kopka of Laurel, Md.

Wanda Craig

Wanda Craig of Hagerstown enjoyed a break with her great-granddaughter, Emma Golliday, of Falling Waters, W.Va., as they spent an afternoon in June 2006 at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo in Frederick County, Md.

Hagerstown resident Georgie Madison, the oldest of Craig's six children, submitted the photo.

Marjorie A. Boyer

Eric B. Boyer II, of Pendleton, Ore., submitted photos of his mother, Marjorie A. Boyer, who lives west of Clear Spring. She also is the mother of D. Mark Boyer and Brian D. Boyer, who also live west of Clear Spring.

Jeanette Robison

Donna Smith of Fairplay submitted this photo of her mother, Jeanette Robison, 88, of Fairplay. The photo was taken in Smith's kitchen during Easter dinner earlier this year.

Shelby Bowman and sisters

Teresa Hoffman of Hagerstown submitted this photo of her mother, Shelby Bowman, right front, with Bowman's four sisters - all of whom are moms. The photo was taken in October 2006 at a surprise celebration in honor of Bowman's 70th birthday. All five women live in Hagerstown's South End and they get together for a "sisters' day out" once a month. They are, clockwise from the front left, Peg Corsi, Janet "Sis" Harris, Sonja Moser, Penny Marks and Bowman.

Evelyn McDonald

Linda Shade, of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Scott McDonald of Nampa, Idaho, submitted this photo of their mother, Evelyn McDonald of Martinsburg.

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