Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day, today, Sunday, May 10, 2015

From International Business Times/Julia Glum, 5/9/15. "Mother's Day quotes 2015; 20 inspirational sayings about love for sons, daughters."   

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Oh well, in some way
YOU are probably special.
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2015, lunch at our favorite restaurant.
"There are more than 86 million moms in the United States and each May Americans devote a day to celebrating them. Whether you honor your mother this Sunday by surprising her with flowers or just a phone call, make sure she knows how much you appreciate everything she's done.   

1.   "All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." ― Abraham Lincoln

2.   “When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.” ― Erma Bombeck

7.   “It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.” — Roald Dahl

19. “I tell my kids, ‘I am thinking about you every other minute of my day.’” — Michelle Obama" 

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Remember Mom today,
either way SHE won't forget
Related, modern Mother's Day, USA.'s Day.  Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914.  Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.  ...  

In the years before the Civil War (1861-65), Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children. These clubs later became a unifying force in a region of the country still divided over the Civil War. In 1868 Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” at which mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation.  Another precursor to Mother’s Day came from the abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe. In 1870 Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” a call to action that asked mothers to unite in promoting world peace.  .... Over time the Mothering Sunday tradition shifted into a more secular holiday, and children would present their mothers with flowers and other tokens of appreciation. This custom eventually faded in popularity before merging with the American Mother’s Day in the 1930s and 1940s."

Related, extended version. Legacy Project ("create, connect, change"), "History of Mother's Day". "Early beginnings.  Mother's Day isn't a new holiday. The earliest Mother's Day celebrations can be traced back to the spring celebrations of ancient Greece in honor of Rhea, the mother of the gods. People would make offerings of honey-cakes, fine drinks, and flowers at dawn. ... Julia Ward Howe.  The story of modern Mother's Day begins in the peace movement and as a day recognizing women's social action.  In the United States, Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), a Boston writer, pacifist, suffragist, and author of the words to the Battle Hymn of the Republic, first suggested a Mothers' Day in 1872. She saw it as a day dedicated to peace."  

Note photograph/graphics. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

1 comment:

Tom Clifford said...

Happy Mothers Day to all the Fix Pacifica Mothers