"Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet: there's always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Marcelene Cox on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Marcelene Cox on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Marcelene Cox on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Marcelene Cox on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Marcelene Cox on Margaret Mead
"Eating without conversation is only stoking."
"One sure way to lose another woman's friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements."
"If at first you don't succeed, blame your parents."
"Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans."
"No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent."