Heather: I do not know but I will look it up on the internet. Mother, why did you always want your children to call you Mother and not Ma or Mom?
Audrey: I made sure you kids all called me Mother because Ma Perkins was on the radio and everyone called her “Ma”. She was a wonderful old lady that was good to everybody. Everybody loved her, and Ma was all right for Ma Perkins. I wasn’t going to be called Ma because I didn’t want to be (dowdy) like her. She was as dowdy as she could be. Also on the radio call ins, it was Ma did this and Ma did that, and the serials on TV all called mothers “Ma”. Mother was (and is) such a beautiful word.