Sunday, May 09, 2010
(Info from www.dayformothers.com, quotes from www.quotegarden.com, Pix from the LOLCats & Dogs sites, and AllPosters.com)
Julia Ward Howe’s is best known for writing famous poem, ‘The Battle Hymn of the Republic’. Julia Howe’s ‘Mother's Day Proclamation’ was one of the earliest calls to celebrate Mother's Day in the United States. Written in 1870, Howe's Proclamation was a reaction to the destruction caused by American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War.
Following this Proclamation, in 1872 the Mother's Peace Day Observance was held on the second Sunday in June. Such observances became common and paved the way for Mothers' Day Holiday in US. Though she failed in her attempt to get formal Mother's Day for Peace, she is known for her significant contributions towards this day. Later it was in 1914, Anna Jarvis succeeded in declaring Mother’s Day as official holiday.
Sweater, n.: garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly. ~Ambrose Bierce
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty
There's nothing like a mama-hug. ~Terri Guillemets
Happy Mother's Day to those that have children, children of the heart, and furbaby children!