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100th Anniversary of Happy Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day to all my readers! Click on the puzzle to put it together!

But it’s not what the creator of Mother’s Day had envisioned.

Anna Jarvis would want us to give mothers a white carnation — she felt it signified the purity of a mother’s love.

Jarvis, who never married and never had children, got the Mother’s Day idea after her mother said it would be nice if someone created a memorial to mothers.

Three years after her mother died in 1905, she organized the first official mother’s day service at a church where her mother had spent more than 20 years teaching Sunday school.

Read more about Anna Jarvis and her life.

“To have them know we appreciate them, though we do not show it as often as we ought . . . Mother’s Day is to remind us of our duty before it is too late.”

—Telegram from Anna Jarvis read at the first Mother’s Day service in Grafton, West Virginia

Ann Jarvis’s Handwritten Letter.

History and more links on Mother’s Day.

Trivia tidbit: Anna Jarvis never had any children.

Mother’s Day or Mothers’ Day?

Call your Mom, she worries you know. Nobody loves you like your Mom does.


Written by smalltalkwitht

May 11, 2008 at 1:32 pm

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