The author, Cynthia Siegel, lives in Saint Louis with her husband Jerry. Her childhood nickname was Sunny, and her maiden name was Freedman. For many years before their retirements, both Sunny and Jerry taught Mathematics at The University of Missouri. They enjoy traveling and visiting their six children and seventeen grandchildren.
“I Miss My Mother” is a memoir about Lillian Freedman who was a lost soul with a survivor’s instinct that prompted her to make radical changes in her life, even after she turned seventy. Her daughter Sunny describes growing up in Philadelphia during the depression and World War. She attempts to understand Lillian’s behavior and the impact it had on the next three generations.