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A Friend Request From Mom

(by Sondra Slade)

A few years ago at a family function, my mom and I were reminiscing over something one of our relatives said. My daughter took a great picture of Mom and me laughing at this moment, and I decided to post it on Facebook—what I thought was a harmless act.

One of my mom’s fellow teachers told her about the picture. My mother immediately informed me that I hadn’t asked her permission and that I should take the photo down. I complied with her wish, but I also blocked her friend.