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Dorothy Mengering passed away yesterday at age 95. And if her name doesn't sound familiar, perhaps it is because she was better known as "Dave's Mom."

Mengering was the mother of longtime late night talk show host David Letterman, who would bring her on his programs from time to time - usually with a remote from her Indiana kitchen, but sometimes as a "correspondent" from three different Winter Olympics.
KC's View:
I didn't watch Letterman religiously, but enough so that I think it is fair to observe that Dave's Mom softened his famously prickly personality in enormously helpful fashion. There was a mutual love and respect there that had to make you smile ... it was recognizable, enviable, and frequently adorable.

Then again, our moms usually make us better.