Just some thoughts:
Mother’s Day was said to first come about in the United States in 1908 thru the efforts of Anna Jarvis. There are various stories about the roots of the idea for the day. Some equate the day to a bit of mother’s against war movement, etc. Whatever the history it became a official U.S. holiday in 1914 by President Woodrow Wilson.
Most countries of the world today celebrate or acknowledge the day. And like many other holidays it has become commercial. It is said to be the best day for the sale of flowers, and a strong sale for cards. At one time more phone calls were made on that day than any other day. I guess today now email, texts and twitter would be the means of wishing one’s mother a happy mother’s day.
Regardless of the history, the commercial part I think each of us should take a bit of time to acknowledge ours mothers. If living, I would hope with some type of contact. If deceased then a bit of time spent in memory to her.
(My wife–Barbara White Adamson and I)
In my cases I owe much more than what I could ever realize to three mothers. One my biological mother, Alys, my adopted mother Sylvia and my wife, Barbara. To them and most all of the mother’s we owe a debt of great thanks and on this day wish them a special Happy Mother’s Day.
The above picture was taken in 1942. On the left is my 18- year old biological mother Alys, lady holding the baby (me), four years later would become my adopted mother. Picture taken in front of house on South 4th Street, Terre Haute, Indiana.
And to Stephanie and our two daughter’s, Jill and Jennifer, who all three are mother’s, we wish them a Happy Mother’s Day.
Stephanie–on left –Daughters, Jill in the middle–Jennifer on the right
May 10, 2020