During the production process I realized that we Mainers, regardless of where we were raised, tended to have mothers who wished for meaningful opportunities for us in life. Some of these women have long since died, some live here in Maine today, and some live in countries far away. And yet, here we are together, living out those dreams today. May we all continue to dream big for our children. Happy Mother's Day to all.
The image above was shared by Rifat Zaidi (NMS 90 and NMS 137). The picture of his parents was taken on November 24, 1959. His mother's name was Mrs. Firdaus Akhtar Zaidi.
This two-hour special is split into two one-hour downloads, below. There is also a condensed 30 minute edited version, if you prefer.