Happy Mother’s Day
from the Cantankerous Old Coots.
We love mothers.
We love Mother’s Day.
We love all the corny, sentimental music.
We do draw the line at Mother’s Day Brunches however. If Mom needs a Mother’s Day Brunch, she should have had a daughter.
So where did Mother’s Day come from?
If you are like me, you have no idea who thought up the idea of Mother’s Day although you might have suspected that it was dreamed up in the Hallmark Cards back office. It wasn’t.
Hallmark has profited from Mother’s Day just like the florists and restaurants but the idea was first proclaimed by Julia Ward Howe following the Civil War. It started it’s climb to prominence when Anna Jarvis trademarked the phrases “second Sunday in May” and “Mother’s Day”, and created the Mother’s Day International Association Creating Mother’s Day was no bed of roses however and Anna had reason later in life to try and reform her creation when it became too commercial for her tastes.
Moving right along to today we find many examples of good mothers. For example the Mother of the Year selected by American Mothers Inc.
Time Magazine has it’s own ideas about motherhood and issued this challenge.
Of course no Mother;s Day is complete without a good movie to celebrate the joys of motherhood and how important mothers are to their sons.
Even today, many sons find the movie inspiring and use it’s example to honor their own mothers.
I hope that learning more about Mother’s Day gets you in the proper spirit to honor the mother’s in your life today and that the news stories provide inspiration for your celebrations.