History of Mother's Day
You may have tangible wealth untold:
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be
I had a Mother who read to me.- - - - Strickland Gillilan
Mother's Day in the United States was first proclaimed in 1870 in Boston by Julia Ward Howe Howe's "Mother's Day" was a call for Pacifism and disarmament by women A common early activity was the meeting of groups of mothers whose sons had fought or died on opposite sides of the American Civil War. In 1907 Mother's Day was first celebrated in a small private way by Anna Jarvis in Grafton, West Virginia, to commemorate the anniversary of her mother's death The younger Jarvis launched a quest to get wider recognition of Mother's Day. The following campaign to recognize Mother's Day was financed by clothing merchant John Wanamaker. As the custom of Mother's Day spread, the emphasis shifted from the pacificism and reform movements to a general appreciation of mothers. The first official recognition of the holiday was by West Virginia in 1910. A tradition calls for the wearing of carnations on Mother's Day—a red one if one's mother is alive, and white if she has died
Mom - isms --- things your mom always said
The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness. - - - - Honore' de Balzac
All I do is follow you around, picking up after you like some maid.
Am I talking to a brick wall?Are you deaf or something?
As long as you live under my roof, you'll do as I say.
Beds are NOT made for jumping on.
Close the door! You don't live in a barn
Did you brush your teeth?
Did you comb your hair?
Do as I say, not as I do.
Do you think I'm made of money?
Do you think your socks are going to pick themselves up?
Don't talk with your mouth full!
Don't walk away when I'm talking to you!
If God had wanted you to have holes in your ears (eyebrows, tongue, etc.) He would have put them there!
If you stick your tongue out again it will fall off.
If you're too sick to go to school, you're too sick to play outside.
Say that again and I'll wash your mouth out with soap.
Who taught you THAT? You didn't learn that in this house!
You can't find it? Well, where did you leave it last?
You can't start the day on an empty stomach.
You have an answer for everything, don't you?
You'd forget your head if it wasn't attached to your shoulders!
You had better wipe that smile off your face before I do it for you.
Running away? I'll help you pack.
No, I don't know where your socks are, its not my day to watch them!
Never try on anyone else's glasses or you'll go blind.
Do you think this is a hotel? You can't just come here only to sleep.
Things I learned from my mother!
My mother taught me to APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE."If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."
My mother taught me about LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that's why."
My mother taught me about WEATHER.
"This room of yours looks like a tornado went through it.”
My mother taught me about the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"
My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."
My mother taught me about MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way .
My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
My mother taught me about GENETICS.
"You're just like your father."
My mother taught me about FEAR.
"One day you'll have a child who'll do the same things to you."
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