Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sentimental Sunday - Happy Mother's Day

Editor's note: Today's post was written by Sandra Gardner-Benward

Happy Mother's Day 

Special wishes go out to all the beautiful, hard working mothers of the world...celebrating mothers and motherhood everywhere...  this also includes foster moms, step moms, and all the others that you look up to as a mom.............

If your mother is still living have you interviewed her. Find out about her childhood, her hero's and heroine's, her favorite subject in school, her best friend growing up, high school and college memories. What are her hobbies? What is she passionate about? Was she a working mother outside the household or was her job the home & children? What does she remember about her parents, her grandparents and her great grandparents? What about her siblings? Pets? What don't you know about her you want to know? ASK and ask now..........

My mother is still living. YEA!! But none of these questions get answered now. She simply doesn't remember any more. She will be celebrating her 95th birthday tomorrow. (Happy Birthday Mom) So now it is up to me to write her story......put the pieces together as best I can.

Wikipedia: The modern American holiday MOTHER'S DAY was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Her campaign to make "MOTHER'S DAY" a recognized holiday in the United States began in 1905, the year her beloved mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died.

Tidbits of History of Mother's Day

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