Friday, May 9, 2008

Mother's Day

In the early 1900's, Anna Jarvis rallied for a memorial day for women. The idea caught on and in 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared the 1st national Mother's Day. But, like all holidays in the United States, overcommercialization set in and Anna Jarvis then became an opponent of the holiday with all of its flowers, giant pink greeting cards, and bath gift sets. Yeah. Me too. Who needs a package of assorted Lindt Lindor chocolates or a package of caramel filled Ghirardelli squares? Certainly not me! Right, Anna? Um...Anna?

To My Mother by Wendell Berry

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  1. I love your blog! Thanks for eulogizing Pixie.

  2. Every time I read this poem, I cry a little. It makes me think of my son for so many reasons. Thanks for sharing it!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  3. HI! Beautiful poem for mothers!It makes me think of our sons; WP and Andrew! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!


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