Saturday, May 12, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

To all the mothers in my family and circle of friends both near and far......Hope you have a great day!

and for those of you who thought the West Virginia story was a typical redneck tale, here is this tid bit of information!

The driving force behind Mother's Day was Anna Jarvis, who organized observances in Grafton, W.Va., and Philadelphia on May 10, 1908. While the annual celebration spread around the country, Jarvis began lobbying politicians to set aside a day to honor mothers. She finally succeeded in 1914, when Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.


So put that in your pipe and smoke it!

3 comments:

WDM Mommy said...

Happy Mother's Day! Love the histoy... I am going to copy it to my blog :)
Hope you have a great day!!!

Mamaw said...

You tell 'em girl!! We have all kinds of good things, movie stars, Robert Byrd, Chuck Yeager (first broke the sound barrier), opera stars (Beverly Sills) country music stars ( Kathy Mattea), and many other fields of endeavor, that are more than will fit in this space---Oh, how could I forget Don Knotts and Soupy Sales!
Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day !!

MotherOf3Guys said...

Thank you Mrs. Bland for our WVA history in fourth grade! Go WV!