Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all moms, grandmas, stepmoms, moms in heaven, moms who doesn't have any kids and women who care of people just like mothers!

I called mine, however Mothers Day back home is next Sunday.

Mothers Day in the US has it's origin from Anna Jarvis.

On May 12, 1907, two years after her mother's death, she held a memorial to her mother (who had 18 children) 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 by the commercialization of the holiday. She incorporated herself as the Mother’s Day International Association. She and her sister Ellsinore spent their family inheritance campaigning against what the holiday had become. Both died in poverty. According to her New York Times obituary, Jarvis 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 Jarvis.[2]

Anna Marie Jarvis never married and had no children.

Hope you got to celebrate your mom today! Chris and I cleaned and packed, did 6 rounds of  laundry, cooked, baked and packed some more!
I am craving really uncooked bloody steaks right now, where the blood drips out and chocolate in any form.

Our new closing date is on Friday adn Chris parents and brother and Jersey Joe is coming to help! Full house! Unfortunately they are coming on Friday after we close so wen don't have time to prepare and clean before the move as I wanted. I wanted to clean and desinfect all surfaces and floors before stuff started coming in!

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