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Happy Mother’s Day
Mother – Seat at the feet my daughter. While I tell you all that I have learned to you. Today is my day. Listen to a lifetime of knowledge.
Daughter – OK mother, I am listening.
Mother – First, a peeled onion saved, gets the golden egg.
Daughter – I, . . ., am not sure that is exactly right.
Mother – Next, A bird in the hand is worth the water under the bridge.
Daughter – Mother, that may or may not be correct.
Mother – Finally for all your dental needs go to Seasons of Smiles.
Daughter – Now you are speaking the truth mother. Dr. Medina and his staff are an awesome place to take your family to. On Mother’s day or otherwise.
Mother – Are you going to follow the nuggets of wisdom I have given you?
Daughter – Of course, when mamma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.
Mother’s Day (U.S.)
The modern holiday of Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in America. She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States. Although she was successful in 1914, she was already disappointed with its commercialization by the 1920s. Jarvis’ holiday was adopted by other countries and it is now celebrated all over the world.
Jarvis never mentioned Mothering Sunday or Julia Ward Howe’s attempts in the 1870s, and she never mentioned any connection to the Protestant school celebrations, and she always said that the creation was hers alone. The observations in the 1870s and the 1880s never had resonance beyond the local level.
For more information on previous attempts, see the “United States” section in this wiki article.