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Julia Ward Howe and the origin of the American celebration of Mothers Day. As this does not give true reflection on all of motherhood, I wish to express my appreciation for mothers in every part of the planet. This is a sign of respect for all love given


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Laurie W (335)
Tuesday May 5, 2009, 8:46 pm
You better do more research

Gregory S (257)
Tuesday May 5, 2009, 8:48 pm
plz enlighten us, Laurie.

Chrissy N (118)
Wednesday May 6, 2009, 12:13 am
having checked out the link, it appears that Laurie is indicating "1904 First public plea for Mother's Day "

Peace Monger (185)
Wednesday May 6, 2009, 1:48 am
From Wikipedia...
Anna Jarvis was born in the tiny town of Webster in Taylor County, West Virginia. She was the daughter of Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis. The family moved to nearby Grafton, West Virginia in her childhood.

On May 12, 1907, two years after her mother's death, she held a memorial to her mother and thereafter embarked upon a campaign to make "Mother's Day" a recognized holiday. She succeeded in making this nationally recognized in 1914. The International Mother's Day Shrine was established in Grafton to commemorate her accomplishment.

By the 1920s, Anna Jarvis had become soured on the commercialization of the holiday. She incorporated herself as the Mother’s Day International Association, claimed copyright on the second Sunday of May, and was once arrested for disturbing the peace. She and her sister Ellsinore spent their family inheritance campaigning against the holiday. Both died in poverty. Jarvis, says her New York Times obituary, became embittered because too many people sent their mothers a printed greeting card. As she said, "A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother—and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment!"

Anna Marie Jarvis never married and had no children. She died in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and is buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

British Mothering Sunday has different origins;
In the United Kingdom and Ireland, Mothering Sunday falls on the fourth Sunday of Lent, exactly three weeks before Easter Sunday (March 22 in 2009). It is believed to have originated from the 16th century Christian practice of visiting one's mother's church annually, which meant that most mothers would be reunited with their children on this day. Most historians believe that young apprentices and young women in servitude were released by their masters that weekend in order to visit their families.[17] As a result of secularization, it is now principally used to show appreciation to one's mother, although it is still recognized in the historical sense by some churches, with attention paid to Mary the mother of Jesus Christ as well as the traditional concept 'Mother Church'.

Mothering Sunday can fall at the earliest on 1 March (in years when Easter Day falls on 22 March) and at the latest on 4 April (when Easter Day falls on 25 April).

I can think of no better time to say thank you to someone who carried me for 9 months, was always there to 'kiss it and make it better' and is still my closest friend and confidant!
Thanx Gregory for this timely reminder!

Gini Brown (3)
Wednesday May 6, 2009, 4:31 am
Happy Mother's Day to all.... Here is another link that has some info on the history of Mother's Day.....

Vicki C (361)
Wednesday May 6, 2009, 10:10 am
Happy Mother's Day!

. (0)
Wednesday May 6, 2009, 10:27 am
thank you

ivona P (145)
Wednesday May 6, 2009, 12:08 pm
Happy Mother`s Day !

. (0)
Wednesday May 6, 2009, 2:00 pm
Happy Mother's Day to you all, let's put up our feet, give our husbands the aprons, or better still they get to take us out for a big "foodies bash", wine included, desert, with all the trimmings. Then we get to spend the rest of the day chilling... Mumsi's kitchen closed... Enjoy Ladies

Cheree M (46)
Thursday May 7, 2009, 1:54 am
Happy Mothers Day Everybody!!! Enjoy our day ( Mothers day). It's a women's day to be CAREFREE & let our husbands take care of us & take care of the children for the day. Let our HUSBANDS take over Wife & mommy duties!!!!

elena m (26)
Friday May 8, 2009, 12:59 am
happy mothers day to every old and new mothers in the world
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