Mother and daughter at a Woman's Day festival in Durbar Square, Kathmandu. On the day of the festival, people pay homage to their mothers and perform rituals in temples or by the river. Yellow Street Photos/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Images hide caption

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Nearing Life's End, A Mother Reflects On 'The Most Important Thing I Did'

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The right to dine out alone in public during the day was an early victory in the women's rights movement. And as brunch took off in post-war America, for some, it became an exercise in women's lib. Chaloner Woods/Getty Images hide caption

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