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I think this "Mother" definitely was said conscious of his wife by the husband. So is it an indirect calling?
ex)One day Erickson's young son, Robert, fell on the sidewalk outside their home. He cut his mouth and was bleeding heavily when his parents arrived on the scene, alerted by his cries of pain and fear...As the blood ran from Robert's mouth into the sink, Erickson said to his wife, "Look at that blood, Mother. That's good red healthy blood! That'll clean that wound out really well...."
That's what I meant, sorry. Anyway, thanks!!!
A Beatles lyric (not an authoritative source I know, but indicative of speech patterns) has:
Standing alone at the top of the stairs
She breaks down and cries to her husband 'Daddy, Our baby's gone.'
(from 'She's Leaving home'. 'Stairs' rhymes with 'Picks up the letter that's lying there'. Published transcriptions may say 'stair', but this usage is a middle-class Southern convention - 'Halfway up the stair' (A. A. Milne))
(In the context, she's reverting to the time when they were young parents and 'their baby' was entirely dependent; but she - the daughter - may have left home for that very reason.)