Happy Mother's Day!
"Youth fades; love droops,
the leaves of friendship fall;
A mother's secret hope outlives them all."
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809-1894
Mothers Day Trivia
England, in the 1600's celebrated Mothering Sunday to honor the mothers of England.
In 1872 by Julia Ward Howe, in protest to war, worked to bring about a Mother's Day dedicated to peace.
Anna Jarvis began a campaign for an offical Mother's day when her own mother died. It was Ann who first used the carnation as a symbol to honor Mothers. President Woodrow Wilson made Mother's Day a national holiday in 1914.
The flower for Mother’s Day is Carnations:
Pink is worn for a living mother and white if deceased.
Rose Kennedy - "I looked on child-rearing not only as a work of love and duty, but as a profession that was fully as interesting and challenging as any honorable profession in the world, and one that demanded the best that I could bring it."